Horse Riding Accident Claims

A horse riding accident injury refers to any injury sustained while riding a horse. A "horse riding accident injury claim" can be made against the owner of the horse or the person responsible for the horse, if it can be proven that the injury was caused by their negligence.

What is Horse Riding Accident Injury?

Horse riding can be a highly enjoyable and satisfying sport. However, it does not come without risk, when things go wrong the injuries sustained can be life changing. Whether you have fallen off a horse or sustained an injury while working the horses, it might be possible to make a claim if your injuries were due to someone else's negligence. If you have been in a horse riding accident, then contact our expert equine solicitors as soon as possible on 0800 689 0973.

Horse riding accident compensation

Horse riding accident compensation

As with any animal, horses can be unpredictable, however, whether you are working with horses or enjoying a horse ride, you have the right to be kept safe by those who are responsible for your wellbeing. Many common horse riding injuries occur due to the following circumstances:

  • Road traffic accidents

  • While working with horses - this applies to both those working with them in paid employment and those helping on a voluntary basis

  • At competitions - whether you are a competitor or a spectator

  • While out riding with a riding school, pony club or other horse riding establishments

  • Being kicked or bitten

It is also possible to claim horse riding accident compensation if you have suffered an injury due to being provided with an unsuitable horse or being provided with defective equipment such as a broken saddle, reins, bridle or riding hat. If you have experienced horse riding injuries that were not your fault then contact us today.

Equine solicitor

Equine solicitor

Under UK law, horse riding compensation comes under both the Animal Act 1971 and personal injury law. If you are seeking a personal injury claim due to horse riding injuries, then you will have three years from the date of the accident to start a claim.

If you have been injured in a horse riding accident, our solicitors specialising in equine law can work with you on a no win no fee basis. Horse riding accident claims can be complex, so it's vital that you have an expert equine law solicitor on your side making sure you get the compensation you deserve.

Contact us today for a free initial consultation. We have equine solicitors in Lancashire and Manchester as well as nationwide ready to help you with your horse riding accident claim.

Horse riding road accident claims

Horse riding road accident claims

While many drivers are careful and considerate of horses on the road, there are some who are irresponsible. If you wish to claim for horse riding injuries that occurred due to negligent driving, then call our solicitors as soon as possible. We can help bring a claim against a negligent driver and help you get the compensation you need to access medical treatment or rehabilitation.

If you are a driver and have been in a road accident that was the fault of a negligent horse rider , then contact our road accident solicitors today and we will listen to your story and establish if you have a claim. Call us on 0800 689 0973.

Horse Riding Accident Claims FAQs

Can I claim a horse riding accident death?

If your loved one suffered a fatality due to a horse-riding accident you can make a claim on their behalf. As with any personal injury claim in England and Wales, you have three years from the date of the death.

How do I make a claim for horse riding injuries?

All stable owners, horse owners and riding schools have a duty of care to keep their customers, employees or visitors safe, however, if you sustain an injury through negligence then you should contact an equine solicitor as soon as possible. If you decided to pursue a horse riding accident claim then we will gather all the information needed and contact those responsible and ask them if they accept responsibility. Depending on your circumstances we may try and secure early compensation payments to help with medical expenses and to cover any income lost if you can't work.

At Forbes Solicitors, we aim to make the compensation claims process as easy as possible for you and your family.

How much compensation will I get for horse riding injuries?

How much compensation you will receive for horse riding injuries will depend on how severe the injuries you have sustained are and how they may affect you in the future. You may also get compensation for any loss of earning, out-of-pocket expenses, treatment of your horse, and any rehabilitation costs.

At Forbes Solicitors, we always aim to achieve the maximum amount of compensation for your particular case.

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