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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 a horse riding accident?

    The question, “Can I claim for a horse riding accident?” is one for the personal injury specialists. Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we have solicitors who are experienced in dealing with horse riding accident claims. They will manage your enquiry both professionally and sympathetically.

    As with any type of accident claim, you should not have been responsible for it. It has to be proven that someone else owed you a duty of care and that it was not met, resulting in your accident and injury.

    Should you have grounds for a claim resulting from a horse riding accident, it will seek to compensate you for your pain and suffering and the effects your injuries have on your life. The accident may have also hit you financially. You may have lost earnings through taking time off work recovering, suffered damage to property and even had to pay for care. The compensation resulting from a successful claim will help compensate you financially and cover any losses and extra expenditure.

    Horse riding accidents where the rider was not responsible for his or her misfortune include faulty equipment being provided, being allowed to ride on an unsuitable surface and being allocated a horse whose temperament is not suitable for the rider.

    A variety of injuries can be suffered through horse riding accidents, including grazing and bruises, to more serious broken bones and potentially devastating spinal injuries. Whatever the extent of your injuries, you should have them medically examined. Obviously if you are seriously injured, you will be taken to hospital. Even if the injury appears only minor, you should still have it examined by a doctor in case it becomes worse over time.

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    The doctor’s report will play a crucial role when your claim is being prepared by our Accident Advice Helpline solicitors, as it could help determine the size of any compensation award. You should contact us as soon as is practically possible following the accident, as there are strict time limits for making a claim. We will determine whether you do have grounds for one, and if you do, find out who is liable and who the claim will be made against.

    In order to assess whether you can claim for a horse riding accident, and if so prepare the claim, we will need as much information relating to the incident as possible. This will include the medical report on your injuries, your own recollection of the accident and statements from those who witnessed it.

    If you do have grounds for the claim we will represent you and endeavour to secure as much compensation as possible. As we will be representing you on what is known as a no win, no fee basis, you will not have to worry about meeting our costs should the claim fail. You can also start your claim without having to make a payment from your own resources, so there’s nothing to lose by getting in touch. Call free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for free, no-obligation advice about making a claim.

    Date Published: November 4, 2013

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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