Posted by Richard Brooks, Partner
Royds Withy King gets a result where another firm could not
We acted for Sally* who was a stable girl in her twenties. Sally worked in a racehorse training yard and one morning on the way to the gallops the filly she was riding became so agitated that she flipped over. Sally had no chance to avoid the accident and the horse landed on top of her.
Sally suffered a badly crushed pelvis and even after the prolonged healing process she continued to suffer from severe chronic pain that continues to affect her life. Sally was unable to work for a considerable time and she can no longer ride for a living.
At first Sally instructed another firm of solicitors. Insurers denied liability and the case stalled because they did not fully understand the Animals Act 1971 which was the key to obtaining compensation.
Soon after Sally heard about Royds Withy King and transferred her case to us the defendant insurers admitted liability. A settlement was quickly secured giving Sally over £100,000 which was used for on-going therapy and to compensate her for a large loss of earnings claim.
*not her real name
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