we offered to take him to hospital
we have posted beware of dog signs
he did not ask the dog be put in his cage
-the dog was on a leash
You need to put your homeowners insurance carrier on notice about the incident right away.
The electrician does have an option of suing you for the injury within two years of the event, but if he is covered by a workers compensation policy he may only make a claim for workers comp - or he may do both. Hopefully the injury is not severe and he'll make a good recovery. He or someone on his behalf may alert animal control and they may require you to quarantine the dog inside your home for a period of time.
Review your homeowners policy, hopefully you do not have an exclusion for dogs.
It may. Report it to your insurance company ASAP. If they do not cover the accident, hire an insurance defense attorney to review the policy and advocate on your behalf. Many attorneys, such as myself, offer free 30 minute consultations.
If they do cover it, they should provide you with defense counsel and pay any award or settlement within your policy limits. Good luck.
It should. Call your homeowners insurance carrier and report the incident.
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