Horse Riding Injury Claims
Even with sophisticated safety equipment, the inherent unpredictability of animals makes horse riding a dangerous sport. Responsible riders and equestrian schools will do what they can to minimise the risk of injury, but there are unfortunate occasions where mistakes or another party’s negligence can cause accidents.
It is not always clear who is at fault in a horse riding accident, but The Compensation Experts can help even if you are unsure whether you have grounds to claim compensation. By discussing the details around the incident which caused your injury, our knowledgeable advisors can determine whether your claim has a solid chance of being successful and put you in contact with a personal injury lawyer who specialises in horse riding injuries.
What is a Horse Riding Injury Claim?
The personal injury lawyers we work with at The Compensation Experts have found there are five main causes of a horse riding injury:
- Faulty safety equipment or equipment being the wrong size for the rider
- Incorrect fastening of safety equipment on a horse, including the girth being too loose
- Inexperienced riders being given horses whose temperament does not suit their riding ability
- A horse being scared by a car or motorcycle, causing the rider to be thrown off
- Poorly planned and managed group rides
- Injuries can also arise from being kicked by a horse, or crushed between a mishandled horse and a wall or gate.
Horse riding injuries can include:
- Cuts and bruises
- Dislocations and fractures, including spinal damage
- Concussion and brain injury
Personal injury solicitors successfully claimed damages for a woman who was encouraged by a riding school to attempt a manoeuvre beyond her skill level, and which she had not been correctly shown how to do. In addition to this, the horse was not properly controlled by an instructor, who was found to have failed in their supervision of the lesson. The client fell from the horse and suffered a severe injury, necessitating time off work to recuperate.
How to Claim Compensation for a Horse Riding Injury
The first step in making a successful compensation claim for your accident is to obtain professional advice as early as possible. One question we are often asked is how long a personal injury claim takes to process. Unfortunately, there is not an exact answer for this. Seeking legal advice can reduce the time by making it easier to obtain the necessary evidence you need to demonstrate the extent of your injury and that the other party was at fault.
As a guideline, a horse riding accident claim can take around six to nine months to resolve. It may be faster if your injury is straightforward (for example, a broken leg rather than a fractured spine), and if liability is too apparent for the other party to dispute. The Compensation Experts work with experienced personal injury lawyers who will keep you updated on the progress of your claim at every step of the way.
We appreciate the prospect of hefty legal fees with no guarantee of a successful application can be off-putting which is why we offer a No Win No Fee* arrangement for our clients.
Our advisors are happy to talk at a time that suits you so contact The Compensation Experts to arrange your free, no-obligation consultation today.
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Need some help?
Am I eligible?
If you have been harmed physically in the last 3 years, due to someone else’s negligence, the short answer is yes.
Exceptions to this are for instance industrial disease or if you were a child at the time of the accident you may have a longer period to claim.
How much could I claim?
As every injury is different, the amount of compensation paid out can differ case to case. Varying factors lead to the final figure include: extent of your injuries, earnings missed out on, future losses and more.
Our dedicated team of experts will give you an indication of how much you could potentially claim for.
How does the process work?
We understand that when making a claim it’s important to know what to expect and when to expect it. That’s why we make the process as transparent & clear as possible.
Your solicitor will gather all the evidence and will notify the negligent party that you wish to begin claim proceedings. With your solicitor negotiating on your behalf, you will be keep up to date every step of the way.
Why should you use us?
No Win No Fee
We assess all claims on a No Win No Fee basis, then we can determine how successful a claim is likely to be. This service is 100% free.
We assess each claim on its merits with the information provide, which aids us determine its likely success rate.
Our dedicated panel are experts in securing compensation no matter the injury.
Our personal injury lawyers are committed to securing the best possible outcome for you while providing expert support every step of the way.
Personal Dedicated Solicitors
Each client is provided with their own Personal Injury lawyer who will work on the case from start to finish, being there every step of the way. The client will be provided with a direct phone number and direct email address of the lawyer.
Expert solicitors working for you
We specialise in helping victims of injury claim the compensation they deserve.
We work on a No Win No Fee basis, meaning if we don’t win your case you don’t pay! Once you make contact, our experienced team will work to recover the maximum compensation you are entitled to.