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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

    Horse riding accidents: Falls

    Horse riding is a hobby and pastime enjoyed by many people from around the world, especially those living around or near the countryside. However, it can also be a dangerous sport and can lead to many slips, trips, and falls.

    Whether you ride for fun, or competitively, accidents can and do happen, but the trick is to know what to do to prevent any slip, trip, and fall injuries.

    Horses can be very gentle, docile animals, however, they can also be very spontaneous and they could get spooked and charge at any point. If the horse is trained well then suffering a slip, trip or fall is less likely, but still not impossible.

    How to prevent a slip, trip, or fall injury whilst horse riding

    One of the main things you can do in order to prevent getting a serious fall injury is to curl yourself into a ball when you land. This may sound strange, but this reaction may help stop you having to make a serious fall claim because by curling yourself into a ball you are protecting your vital organs from impact and reducing any fall injuries.

    Slips, trips, and falls whilst horse riding, or whilst at the stables, can be serious, especially if you fall near hooves. This is why a riding hat should always be worn whilst horse riding, to protect your head in order to minimise any fall injury. If you are competitively riding, or taking part in anything more dangerous such as jumping or cross country, you should always wear a protective vest to protect your chest from a slip, trip, or fall injury.

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    If you do fall off a horse, or have a slip, trip, or fall injury which wasn’t your fault, then Accident Advice Helpline may be able to help you claim the injury compensation you may be entitled to. Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm, there to help you claim after an accident that wasn’t your fault.

    You can find out if you an claim ,and how much compensation you could be eligible to claim, by taking the easy 30-second compensation calculator test. Alternatively, you can call the advice line which is open 24/7.

    Accident Advice Helpline makes claiming as easy and stress free as possible and most clients settle their claims without having to go to court.

    Date Published: November 27, 2013

    Author: David Brown

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