Each year, more than 5,800 USPS workers are attacked by dogs. However, some cities pose a greater threat to postal workers than others. According to the most recently available data, the cities with the most USPS workers suffering dog bite or attack injuries include:
1. Houston, Texas – 73 USPS workers bitten or attacked
2. Chicago, Illinois – 59 USPS workers bitten or attacked
3. Los Angeles, California – 54 USPS workers bitten or attacked
4. Cleveland, Ohio – 46 USPS workers bitten or attacked
5. Denver, Colorado – 44 USPS workers bitten or attacked
6. Baltimore, Maryland – 43 USPS workers bitten or attacked
7. Dallas, Texas – 38 USPS workers bitten or attacked
8. Columbus, Ohio – 37 USPS workers bitten or attacked
9. San Antonio, Texas – 36 USPS workers bitten or attacked
10. San Diego, California – 35 USPS workers bitten or attacked
The USPS recommends that letter carriers take the following precautions to protect themselves from dangerous dogs they may encounter along their route:
1.) Carry a can of dog repellant;
2.) Update dog warning cards to keep other postal workers in the know about the presence of dangerous animals;
3.) Make notes on the Mobile Delivery Device when you encounter a vicious dog; and
4.) Report any incidents—even close calls that don’t result in a bite—to a supervisor.
In the event a letter carrier is approached by a potentially dangerous animal, they should try to remain calm while slowly backing away from the animal. It is important not to make direct eye contact with a dog, or to turn around and run, as either of these can cause a dog to attack. If possible, a letter carrier should also place a physical object such as their satchel between themselves and the dog.
If you are a USPS worker who was attacked by a dog while on your route, the Chicago USPS dog bite lawyers at Briskman Briskman & Greenberg are here for you. At Briskman Briskman & Greenberg, our personal injury lawyers have over 30 years of experience helping postal workers obtain the compensation they need and deserve after being bit by a dog. To learn more, and to schedule a free consultation, call 1-877-595-4878 today. Because we work on a contingency basis, you will not pay any upfront costs to bring a claim, and we will not charge you for our services unless we can get you the compensation you deserve.
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