If you have a young daughter of primary school age, it will be likely that the subject of horse riding might have come up at one time or another. You’ve probably taken the time to do some research into local riding schools if it has, and may have been somewhat taken aback by the rates they charge.
While it’s not cheap keeping equines, one can’t help wondering whether the hourly rate quoted by some stables might not be a little high. One thing’s for sure though, if you’re paying the sort of money some riding schools charge, you certainly won’t be expecting your child to be injured in an accident that was not her fault that came about as a result of the stable’s negligence. If this were to happen, you may be able to make a claim for Solihull personal injury compensation.
Riding school mishaps and Solihull personal injury compensation
As with any activity that involves animals, you’re going to have to accept that there will always be some element of risk when riding a horse. However, it will be a riding school’s responsibility to limit that risk as much as is possible. If your child were to be injured while straddling a horse and you could prove that the stable you were using had failed in its duty to make sure she was safe, you might be able to make claim for compensation.
Maybe the riding instructor who was supervising your daughter made a bit of hash of things by giving her a horse whose temperament was completely unsuitable of such an inexperienced rider. Perhaps your child was given safety gear that was either faulty or not the right size. In either of these scenarios, you may well be able to seek some sort of recompense if your daughter was injured to the degree where she required medical attention.
Talk to Accident Advice Helpline today
If your daughter, or son for that matter, has been injured after being involved in an accident at a riding school that was caused by the stable’s negligence, pick up the phone and call Accident Advice Helpline on either 0800 689 0500 from your landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile to find out if you might be able to make a claim for Solihull personal injury compensation. It could be the most profitable phone call you ever make in the whole of your life.
Date Published: 6th April 2015
Author: David Brown