Horse riding accident

Personal injury

If you have sustained an injury as a result of working or riding with horses and you believe that it was not your fault then contact us to help you get the compensation you deserve.

Whilst riding or working with horses there is always a risk that you may injure yourself. In some cases serious injuries can be sustained due to a fall from a horse or injuries caused by the horses themselves. If your injury was sustained as a result of the following, you may be able to make a horse riding accident compensation claim:

  • Injuries sustained as a result of defective equipment e.g. riding hat, saddle, girth, reins, etc
  • Riding horses on unsuitable surfaces
  • Horse riders involved in road traffic accidents
  • Riding horses that have a history of being unstable
  • Injuries sustained whilst at work e.g. riding schools, racing stables, livery yards, stud farms, etc
  • Injuries sustained to riders and spectators whilst at a competition or riding event

Furthermore, injuries can occur as a direct result of a horse’s action, such as the following:

  • The horse falls on top of a rider following a fall
  • Injuries sustained by horse bites
  • Injuries sustained by horse kicks
  • Horses standing on feet and causing an injury
  • Horses crushing people against wall, gates, etc

Starting a horse riding accident claim:

  • Ensure that the injury is reported to staff and a record is taken
  • Seek medical advice/treatment
  • Obtain evidence e.g. photographs of the area where you fell, faulty equipment, etc
  • Obtain witnesses’ contact details, if applicable
  • Contact Latimer Lee Solicitors Limited

You can also claim for other losses incurred as a result of your horse riding accident, these include travel expenses, loss of earnings, medical fees, etc