Greensburg, PA asked in Animal / Dog Law for Pennsylvania

Q: dog bit utility worker on property. didn't break skin. what should I do next from my side? is this reportable?

The worker has to file an incident report through her company and has the dogs license number. my question is since the dog didn't break skin and leave much of a bruise how does this get handled by authorities? Obviously through her company might be different but if they have to report it to authorities hows this handled? the bite did cause a small hole in the sweatshirt but didn't break skin. might leave a small bruise on the arm.

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Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
  • Wyomissing, PA
  • Licensed in Pennsylvania

A: Won't affect you as far as the authorities--it's not a mandatory reportable as far as I know--but you should report it to your insurance conmpany.

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