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Equine & horse related injury claims

  • 100% No Win, No Fee
  • Lawyers with personal equine experience
  • Specialist horse injury claims lawyers
  • Maximum compensation
  • Expert, friendly advice
  • National coverage

Unfortunately, horses can represent a risk of serious injury, not only to horse riders but also to members of the public who may come into contact with a horse.

If you have been injured by a horse or an equine related accident we can help you make a No Win No Fee claim for compensation. We can help if you’ve had a horse related accident in many ways, including:

  • Injuries whilst riding a horse as a result of someone else’s wrong doing
  • Road traffic accidents involving horses
  • Injuries arising when riding a horse as a result of a dangerous vice you were not made aware of before riding the horse. For example, rearing, bucking or bolting.
  • Injuries from being kicked, bitten, or crushed by a horse
  • Injuries whilst spectating at equestrian events
  • Child injured during an activity at a riding school
  • Injured as a result of contacting a dodgy dealer – was the horse dangerous in some way and you weren’t told about this before riding it?
  • Accident at work in the equine industry or been injured by something your employer has done – e.g. Livery Yard, Trekking Centre, Riding School

Our dedicated team of personal injury lawyers work alongside our specialist Equine Law team to secure the maximum amount of compensation.

We will provide expert, friendly advice to take the stress out of your claim and recovery, and have years of experience in winning personal injury cases.

What can I claim for?

You can claim compensation for the pain and suffering caused by your injuries and the effect of those injuries on your day to day life.

You can also claim for financial losses suffered as a result of your injuries, such as loss of earnings, property damage, medical and travel expenses. If someone else such as a friend or family member has had to look after you, it may be possible to claim compensation for their time too.

Proving Negligence

With all personal injury cases it is necessary to prove negligence first. At the time of the accident did the horse’s owner/registered keeper owe you a duty of care and if so did they breach it?

The Animals Act 1971

This Act states that where the owner or the registered keeper of an animal is aware of a dangerous characteristic/behaviour or ‘vice’, it is their duty to inform any person who comes into contact with the animal that they are likely to act in this way under certain circumstances.

If there is no evidence available that the animal has displayed the relevant characteristic previously then it is unlikely that a claim will be successful.

What should you do now?

  • Consult a GP or visit the Hospital in order to get your injuries treated
  • Take clear photographs of your injures
  • Report the matter to the horse riding school or horse owner
  • Obtain any contact details of any witnesses to the accident
  • Contact our team of friendly, expert personal injury lawyers who will give you free advice to help you start your No Win No Free compensation claim.

Why choose us?

Our highly reputable specialist equine injury lawyers are experienced in pursing successful personal injury claims and will help you to get the maximum amount of compensation. They will take the stress out of your claim by liaising with all the parties involved, such as the horse owner (and their insurers), any witnesses and your employers if required. They can even make sure you receive the appropriate medical treatment to aid your recovery.

FAQ’s

 

My wife and I would like to thank you for your fair, efficient and helpful attitude in your dealings with our cases.

Mr C | Nottingham

I used Actons solicitors when I had an accident, I was highly satisfied with the work on the case they did I was put at ease from start to finish, they explained everything that was going on and advised me what I had to do. I would definitely use them again if need be.

Maureen Rawse

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