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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Can I claim for an accident at a free-jumping competition?

    Call the personal injury specialists at Accident Advice Helpline today if you need to know the answer to the question, “Can I claim for an accident at a free-jumping competition?”

    Accident Advice Helpline is a legal firm specialising in making personal injury claims. We were founded in 2000 and have been working since then to make sure that people like you receive the compensation they deserve. We understand that if you are already suffering financially from the consequences of your free-jumping competition accident, then the last thing you need are more expenses. Our solicitors work exclusively on a no win, no fee basis so there are no further upfront costs for you to worry about.

    How do I know if I am eligible for compensation?

    The law says that if you are injured in an accident that was not your fault and that was caused by the negligence of others, then you are eligible for compensation.

    During a free-jumping competition there may be a number of occasions when someone else’s negligence puts you at risk. If a horse is poorly handled or allowed to get too close to spectators, then there is a risk that it could kick or head butt someone.

    Perhaps you were involved in setting up the course. Poorly maintained jumps and other equipment could increase your risk of injury.

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    If you are not sure if someone else was negligent, you have nothing to lose by calling Accident Advice Helpline. Our trained advisors will be happy to listen to the details of your free-jumping competition accident and will be able to tell you if you are eligible for compensation.

    What else do I need to do?

    If you have had an accident, it is important to seek medical assistance. Not only will this aid your recovery, but it will also mean that there are medical records of your injury.

    Record all the details you can remember about your accident and find out the names and contact details of witnesses. It is likely that people were filming the free-jumping competition. If so, there may be filmed footage of your accident.

    You also need to keep records and receipts of any expenses or financial losses you incur as a result of your accident. These might include costs of treatment or therapy, transport to medical appointments, costly modifications to your home and loss of earnings. If you are not sure if something is relevant, keep the receipt and ask your solicitor. These expenses will form the basis of your compensation package.

    It is essential that you start the claims process within three years of your free-jumping competition accident. It will not be possible to pursue compensation if you try to start the process after that time has elapsed.

    Contacting us

    It is free to call Accident Advice Helpline. Call us from your landline on 0800 689 0500 or on 0333 500 0993 from your mobile. Alternatively, you can text “claim365” to 88010 to receive a call back from one of our advisors.

    Date Published: November 13, 2014

    Author: David Brown

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