Some people could never imagine getting on a horse, letting alone actually riding one. It’s a long way down, after all! But for some people, there is literally nothing better or more exhilarating than mounting a horse, getting into the saddle and riding. Of course, there is always the risk that fall from horse injuries could occur, but with safety measures in place and proper training, the risk can hopefully be kept to a minimum.
Cuts and bruises are very likely to happen if you ever fall off a horse. Thankfully, this is all the average rider will usually get. A body protector can help prevent anything worse from happening; some are designed to inflate at the point of impact to prevent anything else being suffered.
What about other fall from horse injuries?
The fall from a horse is going to involve falling from a height. This could lead to broken bones, spinal injuries or even head injuries, even with the presence of a helmet. Serious injuries have occurred in the past, and even minor injuries can be very painful.
The rider has a responsibility to make sure they follow instruction and to check all equipment before mounting the horse to ride. However, if some of the equipment is defective, or the rider is at a training school and insufficient instruction has been given, there is the potential for a charge of negligence to be levelled at a third party.
Could you have a chance to claim anything?
You might want to know more if you’re currently recovering from injuries of this nature, and there is some suspicion that someone else may have been at fault. Were you taking instruction from someone which led directly to your accident? Did you suffer injuries that stemmed from part of the saddle or bridle failing to work in the way they should?
In short, any fall from horse injuries are worth bringing to our attention at Accident Advice Helpline. While you can take the fast online test, a quick call to 0800 689 0500 might suit you better. And if you’re calling from your smartphone or mobile, you can use 0333 500 0993 to get in touch instead. You can see our team is easy to contact and easy to ask questions in times like this. Finding some help today could help you make a claim tomorrow.
Date Published: November 7, 2016
Author: Allison Whitehead
Category: Slips, Trips and Falls Claims