Compensation Award for Injured Horse Trainer
A horse trainer who was paralysed from the waist down following a riding accident has been awarded compensation of £1.5m by the High Court in London.
Sally Wilson was training a mare for racing at her stable yard in Saltfleetby near Louth when the horse reared and threw her on to the concrete surface below.
Mrs Wilson sued the owners of the horse for alleged breach of their common law duty of care under the Animals Act, which contains measures with respect to civil liability for damage done by animals. She successfully argued that they had failed to tell her that the horse had previously been in an accident which may have left it in discomfort and prone to rearing up.
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