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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

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    East Dorset Accident


    Although any sport can potentially be dangerous, some sports are more associated with injuries than others. Even though horse riding is a popular sport and hobby, you could suffer a serious East Dorset accident if you were to fall off or be thrown by a horse.

    Despite this fact, many people still choose to ride, and it is an extremely popular pastime for children and younger people. Although most families don’t have the space or the budget to own a horse on a full-time basis, many choose to take their children to horse riding lessons or share the ownership of a horse with other families.

    Safety first

    Fortunately, most horse riding schools take the safety of riders extremely seriously. Generally, safety equipment is compulsory, and this can prevent an East Dorset accident from occurring if a rider does fall from a horse. Specially made jackets, for example, can help to prevent spinal injuries from occurring in the same way that a horse riding hat or helmet can help to stop serious head injuries from occurring if a rider falls.

    By educating younger riders about how to act around horses, and insisting that the appropriate safety equipment is used at all times, horse riding schools and instructors can help to prevent accidents from occurring, and therefore help to stop people getting hurt.

    However, from time to time, it may prove impossible to prevent an accident from happening. If you are hurt while horse riding, you may simply accept it as a hazard of the sport. In some instances, however, it could be possible for you to make a claim for compensation.

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    If your horse riding school had failed to care for the horses properly, for example, or had put you in danger unnecessarily, they could be held responsible for the harm that you suffered, and you may be able to make a compensation claim against them.

    If you’re under the age of 18 and you’ve suffered an East Dorset accident while horse riding, you could still make a claim for compensation. In most instances, you will need a parent or guardian to assist you in making a claim, but it is still possible for you to obtain compensation providing you can prove who or what caused your injuries.

    If you have experienced an East Dorset accident which was caused by someone or something else, why not contact Accident Advice Helpline to find out more about making a claim? In addition to offering free no-obligation advice, we also work on a no win no fee* basis, so there will be no upfront payments to make if you decide to make a claim with us.

    To find out more, or to make your claim as soon as possible, simply call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile phone.

    Date Published: 27th June 2014

    Author: kate

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