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Have you sustained an injury as a result of a horse riding accident that wasn’t your fault?

Horse riding is an incredibly popular hobby in the UK, and riders accept that a horse can be unpredictable, and even dangerous, at times. Some horse riding accidents are due to the rider’s error and are unavoidable; however, sometimes an accident involving a horse is not caused by the rider, but by the negligence of another person. Owners of stables or organisers of events are responsible for minimising the chances of horse riding accidents occurring, and when this responsibility is not taken, this can create an unsafe environment for riders.

It can be difficult to determine whether an accident is caused by rider error or that of another person, such as the riding instructor. The best way of doing so is to look back and consider the level of safety at the time of the accident, whether it was noticeably poor, and whether anything should have been done to improve this.

You may have also sustained an injury from a roadside horse riding injury where you believe the driver of a vehicle was to blame for your accident. In these cases, it is usually a lot easier to establish who was at fault, and whether you are eligible for personal injury compensation.

What types of horse riding accidents can I claim for?

Every horse riding accident is different, and as your eligibility for compensation depends entirely on your own personal situation, it is impossible to provide definite examples of when you may be successful in making a claim for an accident. However, in the past, our solicitors have helped clients recover compensation for accidents that occur:

  • At the roadside
  • During circuses, festivals or shows
  • At horse riding competitions
  • While working with horses

A number of negligent situations can arise from any of the above instances, such as poorly planned and supervised riding lessons (particularly for beginner riders), defective or badly fitted equipment, and drivers deliberately frightening a horse on the road.

A fall from a horse, or a kick from a horse, can have serious consequences on your physical health.

Common injuries sustained from a horse riding accident:

  • Broken bones
  • Internal damage
  • Crushing injuries
  • Head injuries
  • Bite wounds
  • Bruising
  • Muscle and ligament damage
  • Injuries to the neck or spine

We understand that this can be a difficult and distressing time. If you have been injured in a road traffic accident, making a claim for compensation may be the last thing you want to think about, but we would urge you to get the ball rolling and establish if you are eligible for compensation as soon as possible.

Claims can take considerable time to conclude, and in the meantime, your finances could be severely stretched. We deal with most cases on a ‘No win, No fee’basis, leaving you to focus on your recovery, rather than worrying about legal costs.

Attwood Solicitors will work hard to ensure a fast resolution for your case, without adding further hassle or stress to your life. Contact us today for a free consultation, expert advice, and support with your claim.

Determining liability is the first step in a Personal Injury case, and evidence will be required to prove that a third party was responsible for any injury or illness for which you are seeking compensation.

If you are unsure who is liable, or you are struggling to collect evidence, but still believe that you deserve compensation for your injuries, get in touch with our team immediately. We may be able to help build your case by talking with witnesses, experts, or other stakeholders to establish the facts.

After you’ve been involved in a Road Traffic Accident, it’s understandable that your main objective will be to recover from your experience and put it behind you. Claiming compensation for your accident is often a good way of doing this, as it not only provides financial support at a time when you need it the most, but should also help you feel that justice has been served.

We work tirelessly to ensure that each client is awarded the maximum compensation possible for their case. If you are successful in your claim, you may be awarded compensation for one or more of the following:

  • The injury sustained, including physical and mental damage. Compensation is awarded based on pain, suffering, and inability to resume ‘normal’ life.
  • Financial losses, including loss of earnings since the accident. Loss of potential future earnings may also be considered.
  • Out-of-pocket expenses including care costs, medical costs, travel to medical appointments and home help. (Please note: It’s important to keep any receipts for out-of-pocket expenses so that they can be included in any claim).
  • Future needs – It may be necessary to make adjustments in the future, such as adaptations at home, which may also be claimed for.

Our experience and expertise in Personal Injury cases will help you to secure the compensation you deserve.

If you have sustained a personal injury, seeking compensation may be the last thing on your mind, but it’s important to be aware that there are time limits for taking legal action. Don’t worry, we understand that it may be difficult for you to talk about what has happened, but please rest-assured that our sympathetic team is here to support you, and will make the process as simple and straightforward as possible.

The first step is simply to get in touch with us. You can give us a call, email us, or complete our online enquiry form – whatever feels most comfortable for you.

We will take some basic details and information about what has happened, before introducing you to a carefully selected solicitor who specialises in your type of claim. They will then guide you through the rest of the process. (You can find out more about what that involves in the Attwood Solicitor’sGuide to Personal Injury Claims).

We deal with most cases under a Conditional Fee Agreement, also known as ‘No win, No fee’. This means:

  • No upfront payments
  • Nothing to pay if your claim does not succeed
  • No risk
  • Lack of funds will not prohibit you from making a claim

If you don’t receive any compensation, there is nothing to pay, so why not get in touch with our expert team and discover if you are eligible to make a claim?

There are many companies offering support for Personal Injury claims, but before you decide which one you trust to secure the best outcome for your case, here are some things you that you should know about Attwood Solicitors:

  • We are Personal Injury Specialists – that means we focus solely on ONE area of specialism, rather than trying to be a Jack of All Trades. As such, our expertise is unrivalled.
  • We are committed to processing your claim to the best of our ability, ensuring the best outcome for you, in the least stressful way possible.
  • We have a huge depth of experience and wide-ranging case history, which means that we can offer the best legal knowledge to support your claim.
  • We have a proven track record of successful claims and are proud of our reputation as leaders in our field.
  • We believe you have suffered enough already, and therefore undertake all Personal Injury Claims on a No Win, No Fee basis.
  • We believe you should have your own appointed Legal Expert to ensure continuity of care and tailored support.
  • We offer a sympathetic and supportive approach, understanding that you have been through, and are still going through, a difficult time.
  • We believe that open and honest communication is the key to a successful client relationship, and will keep you informed throughout, with clear and precise information.
  • We offer a free initial consultation where we will be honest with you about the likely success of your claim.
  • Our integrity is paramount, and we therefore offer our expertise in a caring and considerate way, where all decisions are made in the best interests of the client.
  • We will guide you and fight your corner for you, making the process as stress-free as possible.

To discover what our clients think about our service, read our client testimonials.

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