Equestrian injuries compensation claims

If you or a loved one has been injured at an accident involving a horse, we’re here to support you to explore the possibility of making a claim for compensation.

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Understanding horse-related injuries

Horses are incredible animals, but due to their large size and strength there is a risk that they can cause serious injuries or even fatalities, particularly if they become frightened. Sometimes this is unavoidable, however, some accidents involving horses could have been prevented as they were caused by someone else’s misjudgement or negligence, or because reasonable safety precautions and procedures were not followed.

Some common types of injuries involving horses include:

  • Riding an unsuitable horse that causes a fall
  • Accidents during lessons due to faulty or poorly fitted equipment.
  • Handling a horse beyond your capabilities or skill level
  • Carrying out a stable task that you had not yet been trained to do 
  • A lack of necessary protective equipment while riding or handling a horse
  • Being knocked down or thrown from your horse because of aggressive or careless driving
  • Lack of safety controls at an equestrian event 
  • Being bitten or kicked by an aggressive horse while walking in a field with public access

Accidents involving horses can be extremely severe and could involve anything from broken bone and soft tissue injuries, all the way to brain injuries or spinal injuries including paralysis.

If any of these happened to you, please get in touch to find out if we can help.

We’re here to help. You can call us on 0800 0448488 or email or request a call back

Your rights and eligibility

If you’ve been involved in an accident with a horse, and you were owed a duty of care by someone who then acted negligently, you could be entitled to compensation.

A compensation claim case not only helps to get the financial help you need, but can get accountability for what happened, and help prevent something similar happening again in the future.

How can compensation help?

The effects following an horse-related injury can be devastating, not just physically, but emotionally, psychologically and financially.  Compensation can help pay for:

  • Any specialist medical appointments and treatments
  • Rehabilitation and physiotherapy
  • Counselling sessions for trauma
  • Loss of earnings
  • Property damage if your riding clothes or equipment were damaged in an accident
  • Any home or transport modifications

We know that compensation can’t undo the injury or accident but it can help alleviate some of the financial hardships that have happened as a result of someone else’s negligence.

Trusted expertise

As expert solicitors focusing on serious injury, medical negligence, mental capacity and education, you can trust us to get the best results for you.

We know how hard it is to deal with the harm you or a loved one has suffered. We’ll support you with empathy every step of the way.

We can help you on a no win no fee basis, meaning you don’t need to worry about funding legal costs

Our support doesn’t end after a claim. We can help you with your financial affairs after settlement and introduce you to charities and organisations that might be able to help you going forward.

Choosing a lawyer for your equestrian accident claim

Our specialist solicitors have worked to obtain compensation for many people with equestrian related claims.

Accidents involving horses can lead to complex injuries and our significant expertise means we are well equipped to help identify your possible future needs and compensation requirements to help get your life on track as much as possible. We offer a free and friendly initial consultation to find out what happened and advise if you have a case, so please contact us today to see if we can help.

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