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Horse Riding Injury Claims

Carter Capner Law handles claims for Horse Riding injury claims that occur at horse ranches and riding stables. Injury compensation claims may arise from defective riding tack, not properly matching a particular horse to the experience level of a rider and inadequate control or management of the activity.

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What do you do if you were injured in a horse riding accident at a horse ranch?

Horse Riding is a popular recreational activity for weekends and vacations. Falling from or being thrown from a horse can result in serious injury.

Injury compensation claims from horse riding may arise from defective riding tack, not properly matching a particular horse to the experience level of a rider and inadequate control or management of the activity, eg conducting the ride at a speed that is too high having regard to the experience of the riders.

Most commercial horse riding ranches carry insurance for paying customers but the insurance only provides cover if the operator has legal liability for the injuries that result.

Participants are required to sign injury liability waivers and the Civil Liability Act limits liability for the “obvious risks” of “dangerous recreational activities”. These often allow insurers to escape the payment of injury compensation to injured students or customers.

Persons injured in such activities should seek injury compensation guidance from an experienced recreational injury lawyer with knowledge of horse riding and the legal issues that affect injury compensation outcomes.

Carter Capner Law will pursue payment of damages for loss of salary, paid and unpaid domestic care, loss of enjoyment of life, expense recovery and loss of future earning capacity.

Your rights in relation to a recreational accident include the right to get the best outcome for you and your family by choosing a lawyer with knowledge of Horse Riding injury claims and the intricate legal issues that apply.

Carter Capner Law conducts Horse Riding injury claims Australia wide.

Our service terms ensure you are kept informed all the way and that our people are always available to address concerns.  Industry-leading technology ensures claims are conducted promptly, efficiently and at a lower cost.

Call or email today to get expert advice on Horse Riding injury claims from the recreational accident experts at Carter Capner Law.

1

Schedule your free initial consultation

At our initial consultation, we can give you more information about the Horse Riding injury claims process and discuss the viability of an insurance or compensation claim. We will also confirm your eligibility for no win no fee terms to pursue your case.

2

Investigation & gathering evidence

We will investigate and gather evidence while you recover from your Horse Riding injury claims. This includes collecting medical treatment records prior to the accident and subsequent to it.

At the same time, we will also collect employment and income records so that complete before and after pictures can be painted.

3

Get Independent Medical Specialists' opinions

Once we obtain all relevant medical records, including reports from your treating doctors, we will get an independent medical expert opinion as to the extent of your Horse Riding injury claims.

From those reports, we will formulate how the Horse Riding injury claims have impacted you and your family at work and at home.

4

Lodge your claim

If the investigation results satisfactorily, we will then lodge your insurance claim for Horse Riding injury claims. Where possible and if the circumstances allow, a compensation claim for the physical and psychological deficits you have sustained as a result of the accident.

5

Attendance at informal settlement meeting

We will formulate your damages demand if applicable and appoint an out of court meeting to negotiate the resolution of your Horse Riding injury claims settlement.

6

Claim settlement or court proceedings

Statistically, more than 97% of compensation claims are settled out of court. In many cases, the claim is resolved successfully during the informal settlement meeting, and you will receive compensation to which you are entitled.

If your Horse Riding injury claims has not been resolved at this stage, we will file proceedings in court to help you get the compensation to which you are entitled according to law.

I was injured in a horse riding accident. Can I claim for compensation?

For Horse Riding injury claims to be successful, you will need to prove that the operator was negligent or breached their duty of care.

If you are injured at a horse riding facility:

  • Report the accident as well as your injury to a staff member immediately. Make sure that you make a list of all the relevant details in a notepad immediately so you don’t forget any crucial details later on.
  • Take pictures, if possible, of your injuries, the cause of your injuries, and or the scene of the accident.
  • Record the details of any of the witnesses to the accident.
  • Seek appropriate medical attention for your injuries. If the injury is serious it is crucial that you see a medical professional as soon as possible in order to assess and report the injuries for evidence.
  • Keep all receipts of any medical or out-of-expenses that relate to the accident.

If you are unsure where to start, contact our expert recreational injury lawyers who will give you advice on Horse Riding injury claims.

What’s my chance of a successful horse riding injury claim?

Every Horse Riding injury claims is different. We need to carefully consider:

  • how the accident occurred;
  • whether any element of the conduct of the activity fell below reasonably acceptable standards;
  • the condition of the equipment and the temperament of the particular mount;
  • your experience level;
  • the briefing and warnings provided; and many other things.

How much compensation will I receive for a recreational injury?

For Horse Riding injury claims – It all depends on the quality of your evidence, the quality of your lawyer’s investigation and the loss of income case your lawyer makes out.

If someone whose injury has had a significant effect on their quality of life (work, psychological, physical) is entitled to greater compensation than someone whose injury has had a minor impact on their lives.

As is the case in other situations, the right to claim damages for injury depends on the circumstances and the basic five elements must be proved:-

  • extent of duty owed;
  • breach of duty;
  • pre-existing health prior to the accident;
  • pre-accident lifestyle;
  • injury complained of has been caused by that breach.

The amount of compensation also is determined by:

  • General damages (loss of enjoyment in life due to suffering);
  • Out of pocket expenses (medical bills, rehabilitation costs);
  • Any loss of income and superannuation contributions;
  • Potential medical or personal care costs that is likely to occur due to the injury; and
  • The interest from the loss of earnings.

How can I increase my prospects of success?

During Horse Riding injury claims, It is crucial that you:

  • Report the accident as well as your injury to the proper authorities immediately. Make sure that you make a list of all the relevant details immediately so you don’t forget any crucial details later on.
  • Take pictures, if possible, of your injuries, the cause of your injuries, and or the scene of the accident.
  • Record the details of any of the witnesses to the accident.
  • Seek appropriate medical attention for your injuries. If the injury is serious it is crucial that you see a medical professional as soon as possible in order to assess and report the injuries for evidence.
  • Keep all receipts of any medical or out-of-expenses that relate to the accident.

Engaging an experienced public liability lawyer who specialises in public liability claims can make the process easier, more efficient and more likely successful for you.

What are the fees for compensation claim for recreational accidents?

It is essential to always speak to an expert compensation lawyer about your Horse Riding injury claims.

Your financial position should not prevent you from seeking legal advice in regards to your injury you suffered that you are ‘not-at-fault’ for.

Medical bills and taking time off work or even worse, potentially not being able to return to work can be costly.  Carter Capner Law offers a ‘no win no fee’ service in many cases.

Types of injuries that can occur during horse riding?

Horse riding injuries may arise from defective riding tack, not properly matching a particular horse to the experience level of a rider and inadequate control or management of the activity.

Head and brain injury.

Spinal and neck injury.

Soft tissue injury.

Upper and lower limb injury.

Ankle, knee and wrist injury.

Fractures.

Shoulder injuries.

Crush injuries.

Shock, anxiety and depression.

The CCL method

Our recreational injury lawyers can examine the circumstances of your case to determine whether you have valid legal grounds for filing a personal injury claim. After you have learned from your lawyer whether or not you have a valid claim, you can start the process:

Process

Assemble the initial information you are able to provide

Proper case preparation demands meticulous attention to detail. That's why right from the start, we collect all the facts and continuously verify them with you and other sources. Constant updates to your comprehensive statement will ensure everyone - you, us, medical specialists and barristers - stay precisely on the same page.

Process

Prepare initiating Claim Notice.

Once sufficient facts have been collected and the identity of the at-fault party confirmed, and initial Claim Notice can be completed in a way that persuasively asserts the basis and extent of your compensation request.

Process

Keep collecting the facts.

Diligent claim preparation requires a comprehensive understanding of your medical income and employment histories. We will obtain records from accident related treatment provided as well as from health professionals who have treated you for any prior conditions. Employment and income records asked also be collected and diligently examined .

Process

Medical investigation of injury.

The extent of accident related injury must be independently verified by medical experts. Because compensation is paid for the permanent effects from an injury, specialist medical assessment is deferred until 9 – 12 months post injury. We'll arrange examinations with appropriate specialists and the insurer of the at-fault party is entitled also to have you examined by its specialists.

Process

Formulation

Once all information has been collected and medical specialist reports obtained, we will carefully formulate the "damages" components of your claim demand. The CCL Method requires that every component - general damages, lost wages, expenses you have incurred, the value of past and future domestic care and the value of loss of future earning capacity - is based on authoritative evidence.

Process

Negotiation

After the insurer has considered your damages ask, a settlement conference is arranged to attempt to negotiate a resolution. Although informal, the success of the conference depends on the extent of preparation that has gone before it. Offers will be exchanged and if the insurer is being reasonable, the conference offers a good opportunity to finalise the claim.

Process

Settlement not reached: heading to court

If you are unable to reach an agreement within 60 days after the conference, a Claim and Statement of Claim must be filed in court in relation to your accident. The defendant may then file a Defence and the court process then continues until the dispute is listed for a trial where witnesses are called to give oral evidence and a judge makes a final determination.

What fees do you pay a solicitor for Recreational Injury compensation?

Carter Capner Law's No-Win No-Fee terms affords fairness to those seeking compensation for personal injury including loss of income and future loss of income earning capacity. No-Win No-Fee - sometimes called "no-win, no-charge" and "no-win no-pay," allows legal representation to a level equivalent to that of the insurance company that will be resisting your payout. Essentially No-Win No-Fee terms provide that fees and case expenses are only payable when the claim is finalised and only if it is successful.

  • Court Filing Fees

  • Medical specialist consultation & report fees

  • Medical records collection fees

  • Expert report fees

  • Claim investigation

  • Barristers

    We will secure the services of a barrister who will also offer No-Win No-Fee terms

  • Document production

  • Police Report Fees

  • Government agency search fees

  • Freight & courier

  • Office charges

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