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Horse Riding Accident Compensation Calculator for Horse Riding Injury Claim Settlement Values

Use our Horse Riding Injury Compensation Calculator to find out what compensation value you may be entitled to.

If you or a loved one have been injured while riding a horse, the impact on your health and well-being can range from the minor to sustaining injuries that can have a devastating impact on a person's life.

Obviously ensuring the physical and mental well-being of the injured person is the main priority immediately following such an accident, but whether injuries are minor or very severe, at some point thoughts must turn to seeking compensation for any pain and suffering caused as well as to ensure long-term care packages can be designed and implemented when needed.

If the accident was caused by someone else’s negligence, you are entitled to seek compensation. Our expert lawyers at PSR have assisted many people in achieving high horse accident settlement values after being injured:

  • In road traffic accidents
  • While working with horses, either on a voluntary or paid basis
  • At competitions, whether taking part or watching.

Although there are always risks when dealing with horses, you have a right to be kept safe by those responsible for your wellbeing. This could be educational instructors, stable owners, or other road users.

If you have been injured in a horse riding accident and you want free advice about a potential compensation claim, contact one of our fully qualified personal injury solicitors today.

Our horse riding injury compensation calculator below will help you gain an initial understanding of the settlement values for different injury types, but our team will help you build a case based on your unique circumstances.

Horse Riding Accident & Injury Compensation Values

Compensation Guide

Neck Injury (soft tissue) Compensation due to a Horse Riding Accident

Soft tissue injury with no lasting issues beyond 1 year following the Horse Riding accident

up to £3,800

Complete Recovery after a couple of years:

£3,800 - £7,000

Recovery taking longer than two years but with only Moderate effects
effects are moderate:

£7,000 - £12,000

Serious on-going problems with ongoing pain, or recurring pain, and surgery may be needed:

£12,000 - £22,000

Compensation Guide

Back Injury Compensation (soft tissue) following a Horse Riding accident

Soft tissue injury with a full recovery within 3 months:

up to £2,150

Soft tissue injury with full recovery up to a year following the accident:

up to £3,800

Full recovery between one and two years:

£3,800 - £7,000

Where recovery takes more than two years but the on-going effects are moderate:

£6,900 - £11,000

Serious on-going problems with ongoing pain, or recurring pain. Surgery may be needed with the possibility of prolapsed discs:

£11,000 - £24,500

Compensation Guide

Compensation for Chest Injuries due to a Horse Riding Accident

Fractures of ribs causing pain for a few weeks only:

up to £3,500

Collapsed lungs with a full recovery:

£2,000 - £4,700

Compensation Guide

Compensation for Arm Injuries sustained in a Horse Riding Accident

Simple fracture of the forearm:

£5,800 - £17,000

More serious injury with significant disability and without full recovery:

£17,000 - £34,000

Compensation Guide

Compensation for Leg Injuries caused by a Horse Riding Accident

Hairline fracture or non-complex break of bones in the lower leg with complete recovery:

up to £10,500

Simple fracture or break of the femur:

£8,000 - £12,500

More serious fracture or serious soft tissue injury, without full recovery:

£16,000 - £24,500

Compensation Guide

Compensation for Brain Injury following serious Horse Riding Accident

Very serious brain damage
£245,000 - £350,000

Reasonably severe
£190,000 - £245,000

£37,000 - £190,000

Mild head injury (minimal brain damage)
£1,900 - £11,000

£9,000 - £130,000

Compensation Guide

Horseriding Injury Compensation Claim Settlement values above are provided as guidelines only and are taken from the Judicial College Guidelines surrounding general damages for pain and suffering. 

Contact our Horse Riding Accident Claims Experts

Paul Rossiter

Paul Rossiter

Managing Director

Richard Layfield

Richard Layfield

Solicitor - Head of Personal Injury

Mark House

Mark House

Solicitor - Head of Litigation

Jasmine Simpson

Jasmine Simpson


What can affect compensation amounts for a horse riding accident?

Each claim differs from one to another, it is, therefore, very difficult to categorise how much money the claimant could receive in compensation at the very start of the process. There are several influencing factors to be taken into account when our specialised solicitors work to determine the amount of compensation that should be awarded.

The main factor which must be considered as a result of the accident is the severity of the injuries sustained, but other factors will be:

  • Any medical treatment and prescriptions including travel expenses
  • Loss of current earnings and future earnings which could include any bonuses
  • Rehabilitation and physiotherapy needs and costs
  • Cost of household support
  • Damage to any property incurred
  • Adjustment of the home environment, e.g. stairlifts if the seriousness of the accident has made the claimant immobile


How Much Compensation Can You Expect for Being Injured While Horse Riding?

Calculating the compensation amount for a horse accident is not always a straightforward process. The predominant question surrounding 'general' damages is always based on the severity of your injuries and the impact this has or may have on your every day and future life.

As with all settlements for accidents that were not your fault, the process should not be rushed in any way. All circumstances must be taken into account by our expert solicitors who specialise in horse riding accidents. Only then will we be able to value the claimant’s case accurately and specifically.

Talk to our specialist horse riding injury solicitors about your situation today.

On some occasions, and more so for claimants who have fallen from a horse and sustained head, brain or spinal injuries, it is crucial to give the injured person time to recover in order to assess the injury fully before the settlement value for a horse accident is calculated. We can then aim to finalise the compensation settlement value from the third party for your injury. Interim compensation payments can also be arranged to ensure a degree of financial security is in place where required.

The figures shown in the table provide provisional 'general' damages compensation values as set out in the Judicial College Guidelines (JCG). General damages are meant to compensate for general pain & suffering caused by the injuries sustained by the horse rider.

Claim Horse Riding Accident Compensation

Whether you have sustained an injury while riding a horse or If your injuries were caused by a horse that has escaped from its paddock or stable you should seek advice from specialist solicitors, and find out if you’re eligible for a settlement for your horse accident. There is a time limit of three years for a personal injury claim to be made from the date of the accident, so it is vital you assess your situation at your earliest convenience.

You can contact a member of PSR Solicitors directly to start the process, or for advice and information regarding a horse riding accident. If you or a loved one has been affected in a horse riding accident and has suffered a serious injury because of this, you will more than likely be eligible to claim compensation.

Our specialised expertise in these cases means you can be sure of excellent legal advice and support, and because we work on a ”No Win No Fee” basis, in most situations, we will be able to support your claim for compensation in this way. Whatever your accident situation is, PSR Solicitors aim to make the process as simple as possible, supporting you in every step of the way.

PSR is a leading team of Personal Injury Solicitors in Wales and Serious Injury Lawyers in Cheshire. With offices in Colwyn Bay, Ellesmere Port, Rhyl, Shotton, Wrexham, Wallasey, and Chester, we have been established in the heart of local communities since 2009.

Talk to us today if you have been injured and feel you are entitled to Compensation.

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