A mail carrier in Miami was injured in a pit bull attack as she delivered mail to the dog’s home. She was severely injured in the dog bite attack, and may lose a finger as a result of the injuries she sustained in the attack.As a federal employee, she is eligible to pursue a claim for worker’s compensation benefits under the Federal Employee’s Compensation Act. However, because the statute is designed to favor the government and to deter attorney involvement, our firm would not be able to assist her in the pursuit of benefits.However, one avenue to compensate this woman for her injuries would be a third party dog bite liability suit against the dog’s owners. This would allow her to recover a fuller range of compensation than she will ever receive from the Post Office. This is a service that our firm offers to injured postal employees.One interesting item in reviewing this news story was the tips for preventing dog bites offered by the U.S. Post Office.