Horse injuries


Horses are magnificent creatures and have served man well as a means of transport since the beginnings of recorded history. For a horse to excel in the field or on the track, special training is needed by its owner and rider. Still, sometimes they get nervous and act erratically in situations where they don’t feel comfortable.

It goes without saying that these are big animals. Serious horse injuries claims are handled by Accident Advice Helpline. When equines kick out or charge and you are the one who’s injured, then you will be able to make a compensation claim against the rider/owner.

Out of control

An Accident Advice Helpline solicitor will tell you that they have a duty of care when exercising the animal in public, at a show or on a country road, and when the horse gets out of control and someone’s hurt through no fault of their own, that duty of care is breached. If you’ve sustained horse injuries in an accident that was not your fault, then call the Accident Advice Helpline’s freephone number to start the personal injury claim process. In a short, half-minute test, one of our advisers will need to establish whether the accident happened within the last three years, that you were in no way to blame for what happened and that you need medical treatment after.

Horse injuries

We have 200 no win no fee* lawyers around the UK and their records show that accident claims involving equines happen more often than many people would think. Some of the more typical cases of horse injuries are where:

  • A spectator is injured at a horse show, such as a dressage or show jumping event.
  • The horse trailer or box becomes detached when being towed and causes injury to motorists following the vehicle or pedestrians.
  • Riders being thrown from a horses because they’ve not received proper instruction, the horse was unsuitable for carrying riders, or someone scared the animal on purpose, whether in a field or on the road.
  • Road users and those on foot being injured by a horse not properly tethered or restrained.
  • A bystander is kicked or bitten, whatever the location.

It is vitally important – say our Accident Advice Helpline lawyers – that those who are unfortunate enough to experience horse injuries to get as much information together as possible to aid the personal injury claim process. This should include photos of the scene, the horse and the rider/owner – so too of any other drivers or pedestrians involved. Note the registration number of any vehicles at the scene, names and addresses of witnesses to the accident who will support your account of events.

Stable workers

For stable workers with horse injuries, in accordance with Health & Safety laws, they must enter details the work accident book. Of course, if the accident is serious, the police must be called.

Accident Advice Helpline’s solicitors handle many horse injuries accident claims every year, often these emanate from public events and in the horse employment environment. We’ve been in the claims provision business since 2000, are regulated by the Justice Ministry and our patron is TV presenter and consumer campaigner, Esther Rantzen.

To discuss your claim with a member of our expert team dial 0800 689 0500 now.

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