There are many sports that carry an element of danger with them, but you may not consider horse riding to be particularly dangerous. If, however, you fall from, or get kicked by a horse you could get seriously injured. This could mean that you are entitled to make a horse riding injuries compensation claim. It may be that you have taken horse riding lessons but have not been shown what you need to know properly, or that you have been left unsupervised when you are not yet ready. This would mean that there is a third party who is indirectly responsible for your accident. They should be covered for every eventuality by their insurance and, therefore, the claim will be made on their insurance policy by your injuries claim solicitor.
If you have been seriously injured then these injuries could be life-changing. It is not always the case that people recover quickly from a horse riding injury. Damage to the back and neck is easily sustained when falling off a horse and this can take a long time to recover from, if recovery is possible at all.
In the event of a horse riding accident which has led to serious injury it is a good idea to speak first to a specialist claims handler. Accident Advice Helpline was created to advise those who may be in a position to make a claim for personal injury and when you call you will be speaking to an experienced member of staff who can explain to you how the process works.
You will need to have evidence to support your claim and full details of the accident will be required. This includes the date, location and how the accident happened. With regard to horse riding, you will need to explain how experienced a rider you are and you will also need to have evidence of your injuries. Photographs are always useful, but medical reports are ideal as these will detail everything connected to the injury, including recovery time and the effect it can have on your life. The staff at Accident Advice Helpline will also put you in contact with a solicitor who is experienced in dealing with horse riding injuries compensation claims. This means that you are in expert hands from start to finish.
Your solicitor will be able to guide you through the process so that, as the claim progresses, you will always know what is happening and what to expect. The amount of compensation that you can expect to receive will vary according to the situation, but Accident Advice Helpline has a handy online calculator which can give you a rough guideline. More information on compensation amounts can be obtained from your solicitor.
Calling us does not cost you anything except a few minutes of your time and it can make a great deal of difference to your life. If you have suffered injuries in a horse riding accident find out if you can make a claim by speaking to one of our specialist agents.
Date Published: September 25, 2013
Author: David Brown