Many, many people in Ireland ride horses daily, either as part of their job or as a leisure pursuit. Horse riding is a most pleasurable experience, but should you sustain an injury while out on a horse, your day is ruined and the consequences can be very serious. Falls from horses can lead to broken bones, spinal injuries and brain damage. When these can be directly related to defective equipment, poor training or a collision with a vehicle driven by a negligent driver, you are entitled to make a horse riding injury compensation claim.
You first course of action should be to seek medical attention, and in most cases an ambulance should be called to prevent you worsening your injury by attempting to move. The riding school or stables should be able to contact one on your behalf, and will also make a report of the incident in their accident report book. If the accident has taken place on the open road, the Gardai might also be summoned. Ideally, there have also been witnesses to your accident, as their statements together with your medical notes will form the basis of your claim for horse riding injury compensation.
Making a Horse Riding Injury Compensation Claim
A horse riding injury claim for compensation is best done with the assistance of an experienced personal injury claims solicitor. Whether your injuries have been serious or slight, there may still be areas of the application form to the Injuries Board Ireland with which you require professional legal advice in order to claim your full entitlement of horse riding injury compensation.
There may also be situations which arise – such as the negligent party denying their liability for your injuries – for which it is better to have been using a solicitor from the very beginning of your horse riding injury claim. This way, they will have already prepared a case with forethought of such an event and be in a position to provide accurate advice, rather than you having to start out fresh.
How much horse riding injury compensation you receive may be influenced by your personal circumstances and the consequences of your horse riding injury. Your solicitor will be able to advise you on the special damages you should include in your horse riding injury compensation claim to include out of pocket and any loss of earnings you experience.
Free Horse Riding Injury Claims Advice
If you have been injured in a horse riding accident and there is evidence to suggest that somebody else was negligent, you should speak with an experienced personal injury claims solicitor on our free horse riding injury claims advice service. Our solicitor will be able to explain the process for making a horse riding injury compensation claim, offer practical and helpful advice about the special damages you will be entitled to claim, and provide up to date information in respect of how much horse riding injury compensation we would expect you to receive.
The number to call for our free horse riding injury claims advice service is 1800 911 940, and our lines are open seven days a week from 8.00am in the morning until 10.00pm each evening. We also operate a call-back service if it is not a convenient time to call us right now, so please leave your contact details in the box on the left of the page and one of our team will be back in touch with you.
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What You Can Expect When You Call
When you call our free horse riding injury claims advice service, we appreciate that you will have experienced a severe physical trauma and will possibly still be in a lot of pain. Therefore, we will listen courteously as you tell us how your horse riding accident happened, what injuries you sustained and how they were treated.
We will ask you to tell us details such as who you believe is responsible for your horse riding injuries and why, and also what impact your accident has had on your quality of life and those around you. If you are ringing on behalf of an injured child, we know that you may even be taking time off from work to look after your son or daughter, and we can advise about those losses as well.
Once we have established that you have a horse riding injury compensation claim which is worth your while to pursue, we shall go through the procedures that are required (the Injuries Board Ireland will also want to carry out their own independent medical examination) and how long we would expect these to take.
Should you have any questions that you feel have not been covered in our conversation, please do not hesitate to ask them. We will go through a summary of what we have discussed at the end of the initial call and provide you with some options to consider. If you subsequently think of more questions, you are, of course, welcome to call our free horse riding injuries claims advice service again.
Kindly note that you are under no obligation to act on any of our advice, or proceed with a horse riding injury compensation claim. You should, however, contact our free horse riding injury claims service at your earliest possible opportunity to rule out the possibility of your horse riding injury claim becoming time-barred and disqualified.
Therefore, we look forward to hearing from you soon on 1800 911 940, or via our contact form below.