According to the British Horse Riding Society, 3.5 million people in the UK ride a horse or drive a horse-drawn carriage.*
Our leading horse riding accident claims solicitors are here to help you claim the compensation you deserve. If you or your child has been injured as a result of a horse riding accident due to someone else’s negligence, contact us today for free legal advice from our expert solicitors.
No Win No Fee Horse Riding Accident Claims Solicitors
Almost all of our horse riding accident cases are conducted on a No Win No Fee basis, meaning we only take a fee if we win compensation on your behalf, therefore there is no financial risk to you.
Horse riding accident explained
In the UK, horse riding has been a popular, traditional activity for centuries and every equestrian is aware that accidents can happen with no one to blame. However, every member of the public has a duty of care and if you or your child’s accident happened because of someone else’s negligence, you may be able to claim compensation.
Most common causes and types of horse riding accidents
There are different ways you or your child can get injured during horse riding. Most commonly, we help customers with the following accidents:
- Negligent road users: where other road users drove passed you and your horse too quickly or too close by.
- Lack of instructions: where your riding instructor didn’t give you accurate instructions.
- Unsafe stables: where the farm owner failed in his duty of care.
- Reckless behaviour of other equestrians: where other riders failed in their duty of care and caused an accident to another rider or pedestrian closeby.
These and other accidents can cause different injuries, such as:
What can I claim for?
If you or your child experienced an injury from a horse riding accident and it was due to someone else’s negligence, you can claim compensation for the following:
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of earnings
- House modification
I fell off my horse and suffered an injury when on a horse riding lesson as the saddle had been incorrectly fitted by the instructor. Can I make a claim for compensation?
Yes. If your instructor failed to correctly fit the saddle and this caused you an injury, you may have the right to claim compensation as they have a duty of care to ensure that all equipment is safe for you to use.
A car hit my horse which caused me whiplash and my horse is injured as well. Can I claim compensation for my whiplash and my horse’s injuries?
Yes, damages to personal belongings can be part of your claim and will be calculated into the compensation claim.
How much can I claim for a horse riding accident?
It completely depends on your injury and the impact it has on your life. If the injury was caused due to someone else’s negligence, your claim for pain and suffering could be worth several thousands of pounds. For more information call us on freephone 0800 083 5045 or try our online claims calculator.