Equine sports are incredibly thrilling and exciting, but all of the disciplines can be dangerous and one of the most risky sporting and leisure activities you can undertake. When things go wrong, the injuries sustained can be life changing. Whether you have fallen off a horse or sustained an injury while working, leading, exercising or grooming a horse, it might be possible to make a claim if your injuries were due to someone else's negligence. If you have been in a horse riding accident, then contact the litigation team at Hennah Haywood Law to discuss the potential for a claim.
Horses can be unpredictable, as with any animal, but whether you are working with horses or enjoying a casual ride, you have the right to be kept safe by those who are responsible for your wellbeing. Incidents could happen during: Road traffic accidents whilst working with horses - this applies to both those working with them in paid employment and those helping on a voluntary basis, at competitions - whether you are a competitor or a spectator, while out riding with a riding school, pony club or other horse riding establishments or even just being kicked/bitten.
In terms of riding with a professional equine establishment, it is also possible to claim compensation if you have suffered an injury due to being provided with an unsuitable horse or being provided with defective equipment such as a broken saddle, reins, bridle or riding hat. It is important for businesses that these are checked before every ride.
Under UK law, equine injury compensation comes under both the Animal Act 1971 and personal injury law. If you are seeking a personal injury claim due to equine related injuries, then you will have just three years from the date of the accident to start a claim with us.
To find out more, please contact us today at Hennah Haywood Law.
Our personal injury team at Hennah Haywood will be compassionate whilst providing practical advice during your case with us.