Horse Riding Accident Claims

Have you suffered a horse riding injury that has had a major impact on your day-to-day life? If the accident was through no fault of your own, you could be entitled to claim compensation.

Horse riding is extremely popular in the UK but experiencing a horse riding accident can be a traumatic event. Along with any serious injuries that could be inflicted and time you’ve had to take off work as a result, you may also find that your confidence dwindles after such a scary experience.

However, here at 1Solicitors, we have a dedicated team of equine solicitors who specialise in equestrian accident claims. Not only do we offer 24-7 legal support throughout this process but with a no-win, no-fee agreement on all claims, you can explore your options without being financially at-risk.

How are horse riding injury claims classified?

When it comes to making a claim with one of our horse riding accident solicitors, we will need to understand the severity of your accident in order to give an accurate estimation on how much compensation you could receive.

However, because the severity of injuries that could be sustained through horse riding can vary dramatically, it’s often hard to categorise the types of accidents. For that reason, we always recommend taking photos of your injuries wherever possible in order to support your case in Court.

What are the causes of equestrian accident claims?

As horses can be unpredictable, particularly if they aren’t used to being ridden, there are a range of injuries that could be sustained through horse riding.

If you have experienced one of the following, you could be eligible to make a horse riding accident claim:

  • Falling off a horse due to incorrect equipment – such as riding with a faulty saddle, reins or bridle.
  • Road accidents with a horse – such as colliding with a vehicle whilst horse riding on a road.
  • Spectator – at equestrian events in which you sustained an injury.
  • Riding a horse with a strong temperament – if you’ve ridden a horse that wasn’t suited to you due to their temperament, i.e. difficult horses with limited-skill riders.

Broken or fractured bones, spinal damage, cuts and bruises or paralysis are common casualties that happen after an accident whilst horse riding. You may be able to claim compensation if you experience any of these.

Who can make horse riding accident claims?

Anyone who has experienced a horse riding accident that wasn’t their fault is able to make a claim for compensation. The incident must have occurred within three years.

If you’re looking to make a horse riding injury claim on behalf of a child, this also must be done within three years of the accident. However, minors will have the option to make a claim themselves for three years after their 18th birthday.

What do I need to make a horse riding accident claim?

Our team of equine solicitors will need details of any witnesses who saw the accident, along with photos of your injuries and a report of the incident which took place.

Where does the compensation come from?

If you’re awarded compensation after a successful horse riding injury claim, this money can come from the insurance of the person who was liable for the accident.

Establishing liability for equine accident claims

Because compensation is available to those who experienced a horse riding accident that wasn’t through any fault of their own, liability for the accident will need to be proven in order to make an equestrian accident claim.

However, this is often difficult to establish because you may not know what type of responsibility that the owner of the horse has.

Our team of equine solicitors specialise in establishing liability for accidents whether the incident took place on private or public land. We can help to explain the legal requirements of horse owners and allow you to make a successful claim.

How much can you claim by using horse riding accident solicitors?

The level of compensation that you can receive when making a successful horse riding injury claim depends massively on the person who was liable, and the injuries that you sustained.

In order to find out the exact amount you are entitled to, you will need to speak to one of our horse riding accident solicitors or use our online compensation calculator.

If the owner of the horse accepts liability for the injury, the following types of compensation may be able to be claimed from the owner’s pet insurance policy:

General damages

This type of compensation is awarded for the suffering and pain you’ve experienced. It can cover emotional, physical and mental damage in your horse riding injury claims.

Special damages

If you’re awarded this compensation for your horse riding injury claims, it will cover any expenses that you’ve had to pay. This includes travel, rehabilitation and additional medical treatment costs.

Making no-win, no-fee claim with our equine solicitors

Horse Riding Accidents

To discuss the likelihood of success and begin making your horse riding accident claim today, contact one of our team on 0330 053 7117 or request a call back online.

We’ve assisted many different horse owners and equestrian lovers get the compensation they deserve after experiencing a traumatic accident. We’re confident that by providing you with a clear explanation of your options, we can help you to make successful horse riding accident claims, too.

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