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Irwin Mitchell’s specialist serious injury team have settled a claim on behalf of a man who was injured as a result of being kicked in the face by a horse.
The accident occurred whilst he was working at a livery stable. He was turning horses out in a field following the instructions of his employer. One of the horses became excited, pulled free and kicked out with its back legs. Unfortunately, the horse struck our client in his face and caused injury.
He was taken to hospital and received surgery for fractures to his jaw and teeth which had been damaged. Fortunately, he has made a good recovery and although he is likely to require further surgery, our specialist team have negotiated a compensation sum which will cover the costs of any necessary treatment to support this.
Cathryn Godfrey, specialist in cases arising from injuries caused to those involved with horses commented, "The unpredictable nature of horses means that there is often a risk to those who are involved in working with them. However, in circumstances where an individual is working with horses, the employer still has a duty to ensure their employees safety. There are however circumstances where this does not happen, and there may be a claim to pursue as a result of injuries sustained.
"In pursuing this claim with Irwin Mitchell, our client has ensured that he has access to monies to cover the cost of the restorative dental work that is unlikely to be available in full on the NHS due to funding restrictions. He will also be able to access treatment which he otherwise would not have been able to afford."
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