If you have suffered any injury whilst at a riding school then you might need to consider making a riding school accident claim. Think of horse riding and you are likely to imagine an exciting or elegant time spent outdoors indulging in a healthy and exciting hobby; the thought of making a riding school accident claim is probably the last thing on your mind. Sometimes, however, such a vision does not match reality; horses can be fickle creatures, equipment can fail and the school’s facilities may be substandard, any of which might result in an accident. Accident Advice Helpline was set up in 2000 to help people make financial claims of compensation for injuries they have suffered due to other people’s actions. Horse riding should be stimulating and fun and you should not have to suffer the impact of a riding school accident without having the opportunity to claim financial compensation if it was caused by someone else’s actions.
Do I need to prove someone else caused my riding school accident?
In order to make a successful claim for compensation for a riding school accident, you need to be able to show that it was caused by a third party. Write down as much as you can remember about the incident, particularly the details of the other people involved. You should approach any witnesses and check what they remember; did they have a clear view of your accident and could they corroborate your view of who was to blame? Take photographs of the accident site, the horse involved and any faulty equipment or facilities. Taking these actions not only provides valuable evidence it also helps our specialist solicitor visualise the circumstance of your accident.
Does it matter where my riding school accident happened?
To instigate a riding school accident claim, you need to be able to prove another’s culpability and show that you needed medical or psychological assistance as a result. Your riding school incident may have happened on the school’s premises, whether indoor or outdoor, in a nearby field or on a trek beyond the school grounds. Wherever the precise location of the accident, if you were under the tutelage of a riding school instructor, he or she is legally bound to ensure your health and safety. Failure to do so could leave them open to claims for financial compensation. Check your potential claim amount today by calling our freephone number, 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993.
How can Accident Advice Helpline help me?
Since its establishment in 2000, Accident Advice Helpline has helped thousands of people make financial claims for compensation for accidents that were caused by other people. Start your potential riding school accident claim today by checking out our 30-second, free online claim calculator. Alternatively, you can phone us on our free 24-hour helpline and one of our highly trained advisors will either speak with you directly or call you back. Your call advisor will assess your claim and suggest the best course of action. The solicitor nominated to deal with your case will often try to settle your claim out of court, as this avoids a potentially lengthy legal procedure that, although it need not damage your claim, can mean prolonged stress and uncertainty.
Date Published: July 19, 2014
Author: David Brown