Horse riding accidents

There are more than three million riding enthusiasts in Britain today. Sadly horse-related road accidents still occur every day and approximately five horse riders are killed as a result each year.

There are many types injuries that result from horseback riding but, along with compensation claims for serious back injuries, whiplash injury claims are among those most commonly made.

Horse jumpers also often suffer similar whiplash injury either falling from a horse or attempting to jump a badly designed fence. However, it is possible that many equestrian enthusiasts do not attempt to make a claim for compensation as it could be deemed that they were at fault in the accident.

Common injuries associated with horse riding

At YouClaim our solicitors have dealt with a number of equestrian injury cases. The types of injuries sustained by the riders have varied from slight knocks to serious cases such as paralysis. Here are some common examples of the kind of injuries that can occur after falling off a horse:

  • Whiplash
  • Jarred neck
  • Broken limbs and bones
  • Paralysis
  • Bruising

In order to avoid being involved in a road accident which could cause a whiplash injury it is vital that both horse riders and motorists are aware of one another and stay safe. Riders should also wear riding helmets that meet with British Safety Standards whenever on horseback in order to protect themselves from sustaining a serious head injury.

How we can help

If you have experienced whiplash or any other type of injury while horse riding, as a result of the negligence of another party or vehicle, then YouClaim are here to help.

We have helped previous clients who have been involved in horse accidents to claim personal injury compensation on a no win, no fee basis. It means that you are financially protected in the event that your claim is not successful, as you will not have to pay any legal fees. 

Contact our experienced solicitors today on 0800 10 757 95 to begin your claim or enquire online via our contact form, which can be accessed via the banner below and we will be in touch.