Dog Bite Injuries Pose Serious Threats To Missouri Postal Workers
April 15, 2013
Most people consider the scene of a dog chasing a mailman down the street to be something only seen in cartoons or movies. However, the United States Postal Service (USPS) and a Harrisburg Postmaster have released statements saying dog attacks are a very realistic and serious threat to postal workers.
According to an article published in the Harrisburg Daily Register, numerous attacks that result in injury occur each year. In fact, a total of 131 letter carriers sustained Missouri Dog Bite Injuries last year alone.
For the past several years, the USPS has been working to educate the public on the responsibilities pet owners carry of ensuring their animal is restrained at all times. Measures have also been taken to ensure that postal workers are trained in how to properly defend themselves against a vicious animal.
Harrisburg Postmaster, Donna Denny, stated that despite these efforts, there are still pets that pose a risk to the public. Denny reminded animal owners that their mail service could be suspended until the animal is properly restrained.
CofmanTownsley and their team of St. Louis Personal Injury Lawyers point out the owner of an animal that is responsible for an attack may be held liable in court for civil damages as well. The firm urges anyone who has been injured in a dog attack to discuss their legal rights with an attorney immediately.