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Horse Riding Accident Claims Guide

Horse Riding Accidents

Horses are by nature unpredictable animals. They are also substantial in size and can often cause injury. If they do so, when does their action amount to an entitlement to make a compensation claim?

In all accident claims you must be able to establish that you were owed a duty of care, and that duty of care has been breached causing you an injury. With horses, their owner always owes a duty of care to anyone who may come into contact with their horse. Stable owners also must ensure that the horses are controlled and cannot cause injury. There are some common types of accidents involving horses that can lead to claims for compensation. These can include the following:

  • Being injured whilst a spectator at a horse event (e.g. dressage or show jumping)
  • Suffering an injury when a horse trailer or horse box becomes detached from the vehicle pulling it
  • Being injured when you are thrown from a horse either due to improper training or due to the actions of another road or footpath user
  • Being injured by a horse when you are a road user and the horse is not properly restrained
  • Being kicked or bitten by a horse

What action should you take following a horse accident?

If you believe you may be able to make a claim for compensation, it is important that you obtain as much evidence as possible following the accident involving a horse as your solicitor will need to see this. The evidence you should obtain should include:

  • Photographs of the scene of the accident, including the horse and owner (or driver of another vehicle)
  • The registration number of any other vehicles involved in the accident
  • The names and addresses of any witnesses to the accident to confirm your version of events
  • If you were employed in stables, you will need to enter the details of the accident into the work accident book
  • If the accident involves serious injury and takes place on a road or other public place you should report it to the Police

Horse Accident Claims Summary

There are many accidents involving horses each year. Some are purely that, accidents, but as you can see from the article above there are many occasions when an injury sustained involving a horse can lead to a claim for compensation.

How We Can Help You With A Horse Riding Accident Claim?

All initial enquiries are completely free of charge, and if we can help you with a claim for compensation following an accident involving a horse, you will benefit from our 'no costs' service. This means that:

  • All initial enquiries are completely free of charge and without obligation
  • We will fight to obtain the right amount of compensation in the quickest possible time for you
  • We will arrange private medical treatment for you, if required

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