Horse Riding Accident Claims

If you’ve had a horse riding accident that was caused by someone else, you may have a case for compensation. We could help you bring a claim.


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What is a horse riding accident claim?

Horse riding and handling can be extremely rewarding as a hobby or a career. But when accidents happen, they can often result in severe and even life-changing injuries.

If you’ve been injured in an accident involving horses and it wasn’t your fault, you could have grounds to make a horse riding accident claim.

Some of the most common incidents that lead to claims being made include:

  • Accidents during riding lessons
  • Collisions with motorists during road exercises
  • Injuries sustained while working at stables

This isn’t an exhaustive list, though. If you’ve been hurt in a horse-related accident and you can prove that your injuries were a result of someone else’s negligence, we could help you build a case.

To find out more, give our friendly claims team a call. We offer a free no obligation consultation, so you have nothing to lose by getting in touch.

Who will my horse riding accident claim be made against?

Who your claim is made against will depend on the circumstances of your accident. But this will usually be an individual or organisation who failed in their duty of care towards you.

For instance, if you were injured due to a lack of training or safety equipment while working in stables, you could bring an accident at work claim against your employer.

Or, if your accident happened while you were taking part in riding lessons, you may be able to make a claim against the owner or manager of the riding school.

If you were hurt in a collision with a vehicle while riding your horse on the road, you may be able to claim through the driver’s insurance company. But you would need to be ready to prove that the accident was caused by the driver’s negligence.

Part of a solicitor’s role is to identify who should be held responsible for your injuries. So you don’t need to worry if you’re not completely sure right now.

How can First4Lawyers help?

Although there are dangers associated with horse riding, you shouldn’t have to accept what happened to you as something that “comes with the territory” or is “just part of the job”.

If you were injured due to someone else’s negligence, it’s only right that you seek compensation. Our personal injury solicitors are experienced in these types of claims and can help you get the outcome you deserve.

We offer a No Win No Fee service for horse riding accident claims. So there will be nothing for you to pay upfront and no fees to cover if your claim is unsuccessful.

Only pay a fee if you receive compensation

Our No Win No Fee solicitors will take a success fee from the compensation you are awarded for a successful claim in the form of a percentage of your damages. This could be up to 25% but it won't be more than that, except in cases of road traffic accidents and housing disrepair. Changing laws mean our solicitors will now take a payment of 35% of the final compensation amount plus VAT for all road traffic accident and housing disrepair claims.

First4Lawyers are an award-winning claims management company with a track record of delivering service that our clients love.

Horse riding accident claim FAQs

How much is my riding accident claim worth?

The amount of compensation you could receive for a horse riding accident will depend on your individual situation.

If your case is successful, your final settlement will be split into what’s known as general and special damages.

General damages will take into account the pain and suffering caused by your accident. This could include your physical injuries as well as the psychological impact. For example, if you’ve developed a fear of horse riding after your accident, this would be factored into your compensation.

Special damages are slightly different as they will consider any financial losses related to your injuries. This could be lost earnings if you’ve had to take time off work, or the cost of further medical treatment and care.

How long do I have to claim after a horse riding accident?

After a horse riding accident, you’ll usually have three years to start a claim. This may seem like a long time, but we would always suggest speaking to a legal expert as soon as possible.

Getting legal advice early will help you to work out where you stand. It may also be easier for your solicitor to access evidence that strengthens your claim, such as witness statements, medical notes or CCTV footage.

If you’re making a claim on behalf of a child, the three-year time limit won’t apply. Instead, you’ll have until they turn 18 to make a claim. If you decide not to bring a claim during this time, the child will have three years from their 18th birthday to take legal action.

I’ve had a horse riding accident – what do I do next?

It may sound obvious but the most important thing to do after suffering a horse riding accident is to seek medical attention. Even if you don’t think you need to be seen, it’s always best to be on the safe side.

After this, you could consider making a claim for compensation. Our advisors can speak to you about what happened and let you know if you have a strong case.

If we’re able to take on your claim, we’ll ask if you’d like to be put in touch with one of our expert solicitors. This decision will be completely up to you, and there will always be the option to call us back at a later time.

But if you do decide to go forward with a claim, we’ll arrange for you to speak to a specialist solicitor who will guide you through the process and negotiate on your behalf to get the best possible result for your case.

To learn more about how we could help you, give us a call on the number at the top of the screen or request a callback. We also have a quick and simple online claims form if you’d prefer to contact us this way.

We’re here to help you get the support you need, whenever you’re ready.

Why choose First4Lawyers?

Whether you want to make an accident and injury claim, or need a solicitor for personal or business law matters - our friendly team are here to help, 24/7.

Free initial consultation

Our fully trained legal advisors are happy to offer initial guidance and advice for free

No Win No Fee*

No Win No Fee solicitors - you don't pay a penny up front when making a claim

No pressure

We offer advice with no obligation.  We never cold-call or apply pressure to our customers


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