Have you been injured attending a sporting or other event?

29 July 2022

Have you been injured attending a sporting or other event.  If so you may have an entitlement to compensation.


A 4 year old girl sustained injuries including permanent hearing loss when a horse fell on her at a country show jumping event.  During the event the horse is said to have come within a short distance to the child and it is alleged that rider did not maintain control  of the horse.  The horse fell and landed on the child.


The injuries to the child included a fractured skull, permanent hearing loss or severe deafness in the left ear, facial nerve palsy/paralysis, contusion to the lungs and moderate traumatic brain injury.  Further, it is alleged that the child has suffered behavioural and emotional changes which are affecting classroom engagement, relationships with siblings and social development.


A claim is being made on behalf of the child for damages between $825,000 and $1.02 million.  The claim is still to be determined by the Court.


If you have been injured attending any event, sporting or otherwise, then you may be able to make a claim including for pain and suffering, past and future medical expenses, past and future loss of income.  Strict time limits apply so if you want to know where you stand please do not hesitate to contact Peter Moore at Whitelaw McDonald, Solicitors for an informal no obligation chat on 4941 8999.

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