Midwest City, OK (June 15, 2019) – According to police, an animal control officer suffered injuries after being bitten by a dog on Saturday, June 15th. The incident occurred along Choctaw Ridge Road.
According to authorities, the officer was sent to the 1100 block of Choctaw Ridge Road, which is situated in a neighborhood near South Westminster Road and Southeast 15th Street, to respond to a call concerning a stray dog. While attempting to round up the animal, the officer was bitten on the arm.
A personal vehicle transported the injured officer to a nearby hospital where it was confirmed that he had suffered at least minor injuries. The animal was promptly taken to a nearby shelter but no further information has been released.
Above all else, we wish to offer our sincere sympathies to the injured party as we hope for his full recovery.
Animal (Dog) Bites in Oklahoma
Following any injurious incident, many victims are filled with numerous questions as sudden injuries often result in high medical bills and lost wages among other serious inconveniences. It is important to know that after suffering an animal (dog) bite in Oklahoma, you may be entitled to compensation, depending on the nature of the incident.
An incident such as this one may result in Oklahoma worker’s compensation for the victim as the injuries were suffered while performing average duties for an employer. However, this may not be true depending on the employer/employee relationship and any other contractual differences. The most important thing to know is that Oklahoma accident attorneys, such as us here at McIntyre Law, are ready to assist you in any way possible.
If you have been hurt by an animal bite or other workplace injuries beyond your control, please don’t hesitate to call (405) 917-5250 and let us put our knowledge to work for you today.
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Disclaimer: At McIntyre Law, P.C., we are active members in our local communities and in those across Oklahoma. While we hope the pain and suffering experienced in these accidents never happen to anyone, these kinds of events are all too common across our state. Our goal is that these posts will raise awareness and prevent future accidents from occurring. The information included within should not be misconstrued as legal advice and you should always consult with a trained legal professional about the specifics of your situation before taking any action.