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Horse accident claim solicitors

If you’ve been involved in an equine accident, and it wasn’t your fault, our specialist accident solicitors are here to build a successful team around you and your claim.

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Leading horse accident solicitors

Specialists in the field of animal accidents. A track record of successful claims. We're here to help you get the compensation you deserve.

Our team has a wealth of experience in horse accident claims, and have been successful in seeking compensation for injuries such as:

We also have experience of claims as a result of many different situations. For example, you may have found yourself:

  • injured whilst working with horses
  • injured following a road traffic collision or other accident
  • injured during a lesson
  • injured trekking
  • injured at a competition, either taking part or watching.

Starting a horse accident claim

After we have received your enquiry, one of our legal experts will:

  • be in touch to determine the facts of your situation, and determine whether you have a claim
  • once we have done this, our team will advise you on the strength of your case
  • we’ll then explore the next steps and, if you agree, get your claim started.

If you need any further information on the process of making a personal injury claim, take a look at our guide on the process here.

How long do I have to make a claim?

Limitations on personal injury claims state that you should make a claim within three years of the date of injury, or three years of your knowledge of the injury.

How much compensation might I receive?

The level of compensation you receive will depend entirely on the nature and severity of your injury, and how it has impacted upon you. For example, compensation will usually be calculated on the basis of:

  • loss of past and future earnings
  • expenses caused by the injury
  • pain, suffering and the effects it has on your life.

If your injury is very serious and life-changing, such as a brain injury, spinal cord injury or when you have been left with chronic pain, we may also claim damages for any care arrangements you might require, as well as any alterations to your home or special equipment you may need.

How can I make a claim when no-one was to blame?

Because riding horses is known to be dangerous, people injured by a horse are given extra rights to compensation for accidents caused by dangerous horse behaviour.  Everyone understands that there are risks to working with horses. It is also understood that there should be insurance in place to cover the risks if they materialise.

Claims are often made under the animals Act 1971, making keepers strictly liable for dangerous behaviour even though no-one was to blame, let alone the horse.

Remember that most normal horses can behave dangerously in particular circumstances. A spooked horse can nap, shy, buck or kick. Most horse accident claims concern horses that are normally well-behaved.

Who is the claim made against?

When people are injured by horses, Claims are often made against the keeper of the horse. They sometimes find themselves making a personal injury claim against their employer or the owner of the horse. This is why employers and owners have insurance to pay compensation for animal accidents.

How long will a claim take?

The length of time a claim takes will depend entirely on the nature and severity of your injuries.

How can I fund a horse accident claim?

We offer many different options to fund a personal injury claim when you’ve been injured by cows, however the most common is a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA). CFAs are more commonly known as “no win, no fee” funding which ensures that, in the event your claim is unsuccessful, you will not have to pay your opponent’s legal costs.

  • Understanding of racing, bloodstock & farming
  • No Win No Fee funding available
  • Can help with access to specialist treatment
  • Track record of successful claims

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