We secured a six-figure settlement for Alice* after a horse kicked her. The compensation allowed Alice to make the best possible recovery.
What Happened To Alice?
Alice worked as a groom/rider on a racing yard. It was a job she loved doing, and she looked after lots of horses.
While working with one of her horses, it was spooked. The horse kicked Alice in the face.
Alice was taken by car to Accident and Emergency. She was admitted to hospital.
Alice suffered damage to her eyesight, a fractured nose, and facial scarring.
Her injuries needed several operations to fix. This included surgery to reduce visible scarring and to reshape her nose.
How Has These Injuries Affected Alice?
Alice’s injuries have changed her life. She was off work due to the incident until she was fit enough to return. This meant she lost out on money.
Her physical injuries also affected her confidence and made her feel self-conscious when out in public. They’re a constant reminder of the incident.
She also struggled to spend long periods at a computer. This made it harder for her to complete her studies that she was doing alongside working.
How Did We Help Alice Get Compensation?
Alice came to us to get compensation for her accident. Cathryn Godfrey, a serious injury associate solicitor, handled the case for Alice.
We made a claim for compensation against Alice’s employer. Because liability requirements under the Animals Act 1971 were met, her employer admitted the accident was their fault.
We were able to get a six-figure settlement for Alice without going to court. This saved Alice the added stress of a court case.
Alice plans to use the compensation to help her recovery. She will get further surgery to reduce the visibility of her scarring and reshape her nose.
Alice can also use the funds for specialist cosmetic products. These will help with covering the facial scarring, allowing Alice to feel more confident whilst working and socialising.
On Alice’s case, Cathryn said: “We’re pleased we were able to assist our client to resolve her claim, especially without the need to start court proceedings. We were able to investigate and help with treatment options available.
“Alice now has access to information and funds to allow further treatment. This will help her to recover further from the injuries. It’ll also improve her confidence and ability to go about her day-to-day activities. This has been a struggle after the injuries.
“We were able to use the Animals Act legislation to secure an early admission of liability. It’s important in equine injury claims that specialist lawyers get involved from the outset of the claim."
If you’ve suffered an injury or accident in a public place, you could claim too. Contact us today for a free consultation with one of our experts.
*Client's name changed to protect anonymity.
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