Some workers are more likely to suffer from a dog bite than others, such as postal workers, delivery people and construction workers. When this happens, workers can file a workers’ compensation claim if they are eligible, and their employer carries it. Workers’ compensation will provide the financial compensation workers need immediately following the dog bite or attack.

However, if an injured worker later files a personal injury claim and is awarded compensation, the insurance company that provided workers’ compensation can place a lien against it. This means that the insurance company has a right to receive the amount of compensation that it provided. That compensation will come from the personal injury settlement or award.