Horse Riding Injury Claims
We specialise in helping victims of horse-riding injuries claim the compensation they deserve.
Horse Riding Injuries
Even with sophisticated safety equipment, the unpredictability of animals makes horse riding a dangerous sport. Responsible riders and equestrian schools will certainly do what they can to minimise the risk of injury, but there are unfortunate occasions where mistakes or another party’s negligence can cause horse-riding accidents.
It’s not always clear who’s at fault in a horse-riding accident, but The Compensation Experts can help even if you are partially responsible. By discussing the details of the incident, our knowledgeable agents can determine whether your claim has a solid chance of being successful. They will then put you in contact with a personal injury lawyer who specialises in horse riding injuries.
What are Horse Riding Injury Claims?
The personal injury lawyers we work with have found there are five main causes of horse-riding accidents:
- 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 riding horses whose temperament does not suit their riding ability.
- A horse being scared, for instance, by a car or motorcycle, causing them to throw the rider off.
- Poorly planned or managed group ride.
Injuries can also arise from being kicked by a horse, or crushed between a mishandled horse and a wall or gate.
Horse riding injury example
Our experienced injury solicitors have successfully claimed damages for victims of horse injuries, including a woman who was encouraged by a riding school to attempt a manoeuvre beyond her skill level. Not only this, but she had also not been correctly shown how to do the manoeuvre and the horse was not properly controlled by an instructor.
This meant that the instructor was found to have failed in their supervision of the lesson. The client fell from the horse and suffered a severe injury, and subsequently had to take time off work to recuperate.
How to Claim Compensation for a Horse-Riding Injury
The first step in making a successful horse-riding accident compensation claim is to seek professional advice as early as possible. One question we are often asked is how long a personal injury claim takes to process.
As a guideline, a horse-riding accident claim can take around six to nine months to resolve, but it may be faster if your injury is straightforward (for example, a broken leg rather than a fractured spine). It can also be faster 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.
No win no fee horse riding injury claims
We appreciate the prospect of hefty legal fees with no guarantee of a successful application can be off-putting. So, we offer a *No win, no fee (*Conditions may apply) arrangement for our clients. Our agents are happy to talk at a time that suits you, so contact The Compensation Experts to arrange your free, no-obligation conversation today.
Am I eligible?
If you have suffered injuries from horse riding in the last three years, due to someone else’s negligence, you may be eligible for compensation.
The main exception to this is if you were a child at the time of the horse-riding accident, in which case you may have a longer period to claim.Find out more
How much could I claim?
As all horse-riding accidents are different, the amount of compensation can vary. Factors that contribute to the final figure include the extent of your injuries, loss of earnings, and future losses.
Our dedicated team of horse-riding accident experts will give you an indication of how much you could potentially claim for.Find out more
How does the process work?
When making a claim, it’s important to know what to expect from the process. That’s why we make each horse-riding accident claim as transparent and clear as possible.
Your solicitor will gather all the evidence, before notifying the negligent party that you wish to begin claim proceedings. With your solicitor negotiating your horse-riding injury claim on your behalf, you will be kept up to date every step of the way.Find out more