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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."

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    Dressage injury advice


    If you were injured taking part in a dressage event, you may now be in need of dressage injury advice. You can check if you are eligible for financial compensation for your injuries by contacting Accident Advice Helpline. Established in 2000, we are dedicated personal injury specialists that advise people who have been injured through no fault of their own.

    Dressage injuries

    Equine dressage is known for its slow measured pace, supreme horsemanship and beauty. Rider and horse can seemingly merge into one, with the straight lines of their posture reflected in the direction and movements of the horse over the arena. However, anyone working with horses can attest that they are easily spooked. Their large size and significant weight can make them dangerous animals, despite extensive training. No amount of training can eradicate a horse’s natural instinct for flight when startled.

    Taking part in a dressage event can therefore mean exposing yourself to significant risk. A horse can be scared by a sudden noise or movement that can cause it to bolt. A reckless spectator or other competitor could startle your horse causing you to be thrown, thus causing your dressage injury. Another possibility is that the venue where you were taking part in the dressage event was badly maintained or poorly designed thereby contributing to an accident.

    Where to turn to for advice

    To check if you can raise a financial claim for compensation, contact Accident Advice Helpline using our free, 24-hour helpline. A trained and friendly advisor will talk through your accident with you. Your advisor will then be able to give you an indication as to the likelihood of your claim being successful. If we think you have a case to pursue, the advisor will pass the details of your dressage accident to one of our expert personal injury solicitors.

    Be prepared

    You can prepare your claim by documenting as much as you can recall about your dressage injury. Start by noting the time, location and the details of any other people involved in it. Your designated solicitor, who works on a no win no fee* basis, will ask if you have medical records, photographs, credible witnesses and a clear view on who caused your accident. All of this information can improve your chances of successfully claiming financial compensation.

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    Raising a claim can make a lot of difference in your life. You may be liable for medical fees and travel costs to and from your place of treatment, and even be unable to claim your full salary due to medical leave. In such a case, you should not hesitate to raise a claim: your financial stability may depend on it.

    Contact us

    If you were injured in a dressage event due to the actions of someone else, you may be able to claim financial compensation for your injuries. For more dressage injury advice, call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 180 4123 if your accident happened in the last three years and required medical attention. If you are using a mobile phone, call 033 500 0992. To use our callback service, text claim 365 to 88010.

    Date Published: October 28, 2014

    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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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.