July 15, 2022
The most frequent causes of horse riding accidents which result in horse riding accident claims include:
There are many ways in which a horse rider can reduce the chances of a horse riding accident occurring. These include:
The biggest problem with horse riding accidents is that there are two factors involved; the rider and the horse. This can compound the serious nature of any injuries caused, because an injury can be made much worse by the sheer weight of the horse falling on top of the rider. Such injuries have been known to be fatal, but it is not always the case that a fall from a horse will result in the horse also falling.
Nevertheless, common personal injuries from horse riding accidents include brain and head injuries, spinal injuries, broken bones (arms, shoulder, elbow, collar bone, legs) and an injured horse also. It is of course common to suffer bruising and grazing to some extent, even if the fall was relatively minor. Horses can also cause injury to the rider. These can involve biting, kicking, crushing or the horse standing on a person’s foot.
You can make a horse riding accident claim if you have been injured while riding a horse or working with horses or you were a pedestrian and a horse has injured you. If the incident was not your fault and you have suffered injuries or financial loss as a result, you can make a horse riding accident claim.
If you, a colleague or a loved one have been involved in a horse riding accident or have been injured by a horse in some way, then you can contact Spencers Solicitors and make a claim. We will offer you a free consultation to establish the nature of your injuries, what happened and whether you have a strong case that is likely to be successful. It would be a good idea to gather evidence of your injuries and what happened as soon as you can, this could be photographs or witness statements. Once we have all the details, our experienced personal injury lawyers will take on your case and process it to a successful conclusion, always keeping you infirmed of progress. This may involve a settlement without the need to proceed to courts, but if your claim does proceed to court we will make sure you are fully informed and prepared, to ensure you receive the best possible settlement and without incurring any further stress or discomfort.
You can make a claim for a horse riding accident up to three years after the date of the accident. However, we recommend that you proceed with a claim as soon as you can. This is because the sooner you start a claim, the sooner you will receive your compensation, but also because we need as much key evidence as you can provide, so if the claim is started quickly you will have evidence of injuries sustained and your memories of the incident will be much clearer and fresher, including the memories of any key witnesses. The more detail we have, the stronger your claim and your chances of success will be.
If your claim is successful, you will be paid out to cover your legal costs, any costs incurred treating your injuries, any loss of earnings and a fee to cover your emotional stress and discomfort. This final cost is difficult to estimate, but generally-speaking this will depend on factors such as the extent of your injuries, how it has impacted on your life and whether it will have long-term or even permanent impacts on your life. Our personal injury lawyers will be able to give you a better idea of any likely pay-out figure once they have heard your story and gathered details, as all claims are individual cases and vary significantly.
The horse riding accident claims process can vary considerably, depending on the complexity of the case. If there is any doubt about your injuries, what happened or who is liable for your injuries, this can make the claims process long and challenging. If a claim is likely to end up in court, this can take several months to a number of years in more complex matters. However, in all cases our personal injury solicitors will keep you fully informed of progress and will deal with all matters swiftly and diligently to ensure your claim is processed as quickly as possible and you can move on from your traumatic experience.
At Spencers Solicitors we offer no-win-no-fee, so if your claim isn’t successful there will be no cost to yourself and we take on the risk. If your claim is successful we will take a fee from your compensation pay-out and this will be agreed before we proceed with your case.
At Spencers Solicitors we have specialist personal injury solicitors with detailed and dedicated horse riding accident claim experience, so we are best-placed to successfully process your horse riding accident claim because:
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