If you have been involved in an accident that was not your fault while riding a horse, you could be entitled to claim compensation for your injuries. Based in Manchester city centre, our solicitors can guide you every step of the way throughout the legal process in a sensitive and supportive manner.
Contact us today by calling 0161 200 2440 or complete an online enquiry form and we will be in touch at a convenient time for you.
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Research carried out by Inside Out on behalf of the BBC suggests that you're 20 times more likely to have an accident on a horse than on a motorbike. Admittedly, many horse riding accidents are exactly that - an accident where no-one is at fault.
However some horse riding accidents can be prevented. In these types of cases Graham Coffey & Co’s specialist horse riding injury team will diligently pursue your claim against the person or organisation responsible.
We have particular experience in handling cases involving:
- Falling off a horse at riding school
- Injuries sustained watching an equestrian event
- Incidents while visiting stables
- Injuries sustained while on a hack
- Injuries sustained while hunting
- A fall from a spooked horse
- Selecting the wrong horse for an inexperienced rider
- Failing to warn a rider of the horse's aggressive temperament
- Poor saddle fitting
- No back protector provided by the stables
- Driving too close to a horse rider
- Sounding a horn too close to a horse
- Poor veterinary treatment
- Poor organisation of an equestrian event
- Poor management and maintenance of livery/stables
The impact that a horse riding accident can have on a person’s life can be long term, causing significant physical and emotional turmoil. By making a compensation claim, we can help you to get your life back on track, covering the cost of any medical appointments and any loss of earnings.
While head injuries are the most common type of injury caused by horse riding, our team has a great deal of experience in handling cases involving both major and minor injuries to riders.