Our Michigan dog bite lawyers represent utility workers, gas company employees, DTE workers, and cable installers in Michigan dog bite and animal attack cases. Utility workers are often the victims of dog bite and animal attacks while providing service to customers. Because many utility workers enter into the homes and yards of customers, they are extremely vulnerable to attacks from unleashed and unrestrained dogs in the neighborhood. Utility worker attacks by other animals are also not uncommon.
Utility Worker Claims Under Michigan Law
If a utility worker suffers an injury from a dog bite or is attacked by a dog or other animal, such as a cat, rabbit, or ferret, while at a person’s home, the utility worker has two types of claims arising out of the dog bite or attack under Michigan law.The first claim is a claim for workers compensation benefits, where the injured worker will receive wage loss benefits during the period of disability from the attack, and also receive medical expense benefits for all treatment related to injuries from the animal bite and/or attack.
The second claim is against the dog owner or animal owner for pain and suffering damages resulting from injuries from the animal bite or attack. Dog attacks often result in significant scarring and disfigurement and bone fractures. Under the Michigan law for dog bite injuries and attacks, the owner or keeper of the dog may be strictly liable for the attack and for failing to keep the dog properly leashed. Additionally, the animal owner will be responsible for repaying the workers compensation benefits paid out by the U.S. Post Office or utility company.
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If you are a utility worker who has been injured by a dog bite or animal attack while on the job, it is important you contact an attorney to discuss your options for recovering compensation. Our award winning attorneys have been handling dog bite and animal attack cases for decades, and will listen to your story and promptly advise you on what your best options are given your situation. Simply call (800) 606-1717 and you will be transferred to a knowledgeable attorney right away. Our firm operates under a strict No Fee Promise, which means you will not pay a cent unless we accept your case and are able to reach a settlement for you. There is absolutely nothing to lose. It is important, however, that you contact an attorney as soon as possible due to time constraints defined by Michigan law. If you miss your deadline to file suit, your claim could be lost forever.