If you sustained an injury at a riding school and someone else caused it, expert riding school accident advice is available from Accident Advice Helpline. For a successful compensation claim to be made the accident must have occurred within the last three years and meant you needed your injuries treated by a doctor. Horse riding should be fun and physically stimulating; the last thing you would expect or wish for is to run the risk of suffering a serious injury. Unfortunately, handling horses carries inherent risks; even the best-trained animals can react in unexpected, even dangerous ways if they are spooked. That said, there are many avoidable risks and if you think your accident was caused by another rider or by the riding school’s management you could have a potential claim for compensation. Call Accident Advice Helpline today on our free 24/7 helpline to learn what your claim could be worth.
Preparing your riding school accident claim
Prepare your riding school accident claim by documenting what you remember about the incident. The best riding school accident advice we can offer at the start of the claim process is to gather all the relevant information relating to it. This may mean taking photographs of the accident site, faulty equipment or sub-standard facilities. Take contact details from any witnesses to the incident and check what they saw. Your solicitor will need to take statements from them and their evidence can significantly strengthen your case.
Should I feel guilty about claiming compensation?
There is no reason for you to feel guilty about instigating a financial claim for compensation for personal injury. Even if the person who caused your accident did so accidentally, the impact on your life may be substantial. Perhaps you are experiencing severe medical side effects or psychological disturbances. You may have had to take time off work, perhaps permanently, making you less financially secure than before.
Health and safety regulations
You may not have been the only person to suffer an injury at the time of your riding accident. Perhaps the facilities suffered a major failure or a horse stampeded, affecting others around you. If your riding accident was due to a failure caused by the riding school management’s failure to take appropriate action, your claim for financial compensation may be boosted by the fact they are likely to be in breach of health and safety regulations. This legislation was introduced to protect individuals from being injured as a result of sub-standard facilities, poorly maintained equipment and inadequate management. Perhaps the riding school owners did not mean to cause any harm, but they are still culpable even if their only fault was negligence or lack of oversight. Ensuring anyone who wishes to do so should have a chance to learn to ride without risk to their wellbeing is one of their primary obligations.
Call Accident Advice Helpline today on our free 24-hour helpline or try the 30-second claim calculator on our website. The calculator will give you an approximate estimate of what your claim could be worth.
Date Published: July 18, 2014
Author: David Brown