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Horse Riding Injury Claims 

Horse riding lessons, and equestrian clubs, are a popular hobby and pastime for people of all ages, but it does not come without a degree of risk involved. Many experienced horse riders are willing to put their complete trust in horses, a trust which they have built up over many years of working alongside them. 
 
Still, accidents can happen, and injuries involved horses can occur. If you have been injured while at a riding school, an equestrian club, or on a horse owned by another person or organisation, then you could be eligible to make a Horse Riding Injury Claim, or an Equestrian Accident Claim. 

Suffered a Horse Riding Injury in the last 3 years?  Call 01772 783314 

What is a horse riding accident claim? 

A horse riding claim is a legal claim for financial compensation for injuries sustained by clients while riding a horse, while working with horses, or while attending or taking part in an equestrian competition. 
 
They help to provide financial compensation for the victims of horse riding accidents, and to pay for any additional costs that they incurred because of their horse riding accidents. 

Who is a horse riding claim made against, and who can I sue in a horse riding claim? 

When you make a horse riding injury claim with our specialist sporting injury claims solicitors, the aim of the claim is to prove that your injuries were caused by a mistake, or an act of negligence, by somebody else. 
 
This could be: 
 
The riding school instructor in charge of the horse riding lesson or class 
The stable owner in charge of controlling the horse and making it safe for visitors 
The manager of the riding school (for unsafe conditions or negligence) 
The organiser of an equestrian event or competition if the injury was due to defective equipment or negligent organisation or actions 

What to do after a horse riding accident for a horse riding injury claim? 

If you have been injured in a hose riding accident that was not your fault, there are a number of actions that you should take in order to ensure that you are safe, and in order to allow the best chance of success in a subsequent horse riding injury claim. 
 
1. Seek immediate medical attention- as is the case with any accident causing injury, before taking any action you should seek adequate medical attention or your injuries. This might be with a first-aider, your local GP, or an A&E department. As a part of this, the incident should be reported to the business or person who owns the horse involved. As well as ensuring that your injuries are adequately treated, this will allow a full medical report of your immediate injuries to be formed, which can later be used to build your horse riding injury claim. 
 
2. Keep record of anything to do with how the accident occurred- this could be a receipt or booking confirmation for the event or lesson that you were at when the accident occurred. You should also take photos of the incident scene if it was caused by a defective product, equipment, fencing, or anything else. 
 
3. Keep a pain diary or personal injury journal- this can help to build the validity of your future horse riding injury claim. For a full overview of what this means, and how to make one, see this here. 
 
4. Get in touch with a specialist solicitor- horse riding injury claims, like many sporting injury claims, can be challenging, and it can be difficult to negligence in them. Because of this, you need the help of a specialist sporting injury claims solicitor from the beginning, in order to build a strong and robust claim. MG Legal’s specialist sports injury solicitors are here to help today, and can be contacted online, here. 

How much is my horse riding injury claim worth? 

When your designated solicitor gets to work on valuing your horse riding injury claim, they will break your claim down into two parts. The first of these parts are known as special damages, and your solicitor will need more information about you in order to work this out, such as how much money you have spent on medication and other costs, and the value of your lost earnings because of the injuries. 
 
The other part of your claim, known as general damages, will cover the pain and suffering that your specific injuries have caused, and will be worked out based on the type of injuries you have and the severity of them. MG Legal have put together the following table using the Judicial College’s guidelines as to how much money some injuries can bring in general damages. 
Type of injury 
Maximum compensation available 
Severe back injuries from a horse riding accident 
£151,070 
Moderate back injuries caused by a horse accident 
£36,390 
Minor back injuries due to a horse riding sccident 
£11,730 
Severe shoulder injuries because of a horse riding accident 
£45,070 
Moderate shoulder injuries due to a horse riding accident 
£11,980 
Ankle injuries- fractures and ligament tears 
£12,900 to £24,950 
Severe arm injuries after a horse riding accident 
£122,860 
Less severe arm injuries caused by a horse riding accident 
£36,770 

How long do I have to make a horse riding injury claim? 

As with all personal injury claims, you have 3 years from the date of the accident to make your claim for horse riding injury compensation under the Limitation Act of 1980. If you are making a claim for your inured child after a horse riding accident, then you instead have until the child is 18 to make their claim, from which point they have a further 3 years to make a claim on their own behalf. 
 
While this 3 year time limit may seem like a long time, there is no telling how long a specific injury claim will take, and our specialist solicitors have to gather a huge amount of medical and legal evidence in order to prove negligence in a horse riding injury claim. Because of this, it is always best to choose a personal injury solicitor as soon as possible, and get the ball rolling on building your horse riding injury claim. 

Why choose MG Legal for my horse riding injury claim? 

MG Legal’s personal injury team work nationwide, and specialise in all types of sporting injury claims. We know how difficult it can be after being injured in a horse riding accident, while doing something that you love so much. 
 
We also know that after the injury, you will need to take time to focus on your recovery and getting your life back on track. When you work with MG Legal, your designated sports injury solicitor will take all of the stress out of your NO WIN NO FEE claim, dealing with everything for you, and getting any paperwork sent out to you to simply fill in and post back to us. 
 
If you would like to hear more about our team, and how we can help you, simply get in touch with us, here, or by email at enquiries@mglegal.co.uk for a free, no-obligation discussion of your potential horse riding injury claim. 
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