You may live in Lingfield or perhaps you have visited the race course there for a race meeting. You may, right now, be contemplating the idea of making an injury claim in Lingfield because you have been involved in an accident which was not your fault, in which you sustained injuries. You can make such a claim from anywhere in the country, of course, Lingfield is just an example.
Injury claim in Lingfield
You can also make an injury claim in Lingfield or elsewhere if you have been diagnosed with an illness which you can prove was the result of another person’s negligence. This might be an occupational disease, or an illness such as food poisoning which you had after eating out.
You could make an injury claim in Lingfield because of a horse-riding accident if you
- were a jockey and had an accident on a racecourse;
- were riding in an equestrian event;
- were having a lesson at a horse-riding school;
- just out riding a horse.
If you can prove that your accident was the result of negligence on the part of another person, you could be entitled to make an injury claim.
Everyone who rides a horse (and it is estimated that around three million people in Britain do) knows that a horse can be a volatile animal. Even the most docile horse could become spooked by an unfamiliar sound and throw its rider. If you ride a horse, you will probably have had an accident, or you have friends and acquaintances who have had one. The injuries range from the minor to fatal.
Some causes of riding accidents are snapped girths, or ones that were not properly adjusted for their rider. If you have such an accident in a riding school, then you may be able to claim personal injury compensation. If you were riding on a road and a motorist blew their horn, causing the horse to rear and throw you, you could also have grounds on which to base a personal injury compensation claim.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you have had an accident that was not your fault, or have been diagnosed with an illness that you can prove was caused by another person’s negligence, then Accident Advice Helpline may be able to help you pursue your personal injury compensation claim. You generally have three years in which to file a claim, but sometimes you only have two, so it is best to check how long you have to claim for your particular accident.
You can call us at Accident Advice Helpline for expert legal advice about your possible claim at any time, day or night, every day of the year. You can call us on 0800 689 0500 which is free for landline calls. Or you can call 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, although charges may apply to mobile calls. Why not call now and find out how we could help you?
Date Published: 14th October 2013
Author: David Brown