Dog Bite Complaints on the Up Increase in dog bite complaints 27.02.2008 A hospital and two councils in Norfolk have seen an increase in the number of complaints of dog bites over the last two years.The Breckland District Council dog warden has seen complaints of dangerous dogs rise by 50% with similar increases being reported in South Norfolk.In addition, 181 patients with dog bites were dealt with in 2007 at Norwich University Hospital compared to 106 in 2006.A total of 215 incidents of animal bites were dealt with by staff according to a spokesman for the Hospital.Katrina Elsey from Irwin Mitchell Solicitors specialises in dog bites. She said: Over the past year I have noted an increase in dog attacks and represent a number of clients who has suffered serious injury and psychological trauma. Being bitten by a dog is a terrifying experience. Dog owners and keepers have a duty to ensure that their dogs do not cause injury.Unfortunately we have seen a number of dog attacks on children over the last year but equally another group of concern are postal workers frequently attacked by dogs through no fault of their own.The Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 stipulates that dog owners of certain types of breeds of dogs have to meet strict requirements. Unfortunately, dog owners do not always adhere to these requirements often leading to dangerous dogs causing serious injury.If you have been injured as a result of a dog bite, we can help. Fill in our online claims form for free advice. Press contact James Clarke Press Officer +44 (0)161 838 3169 Email James Related articles 19.06.2018The New Tax Evasion Facilitation Offence 18.06.2018Family Of Former College Cleaner Appealing To Ex-Colleagues For Help Following Cancer Death 18.06.2018Family Law Team Ranked Number One 18.06.2018London Drives UK Tourism But Other Regions Attracting Attention 18.06.2018Omnichannel And Experiential 'Key To Retail's Future Success' 18.06.2018Restaurants And Bars 'Must Embrace Tech And The Instagram Age To Stay Relevant'