Former Jockey Injured at Work at Equestrian Centre

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The company had failed to provide him with steel toe capped boots which would probably have prevented the injury.

He has now been awarded £22,000 as he has not been able to return to work since his accident.

The company admitted that it should have provided the protective footwear.

The Health and Safety legislation is there to protect employees working in all different types of employment. Agricultural work is identified by the HSE as being responsible for 40 – 50 deaths each year which is more than the number of deaths in construction or manufacturing work. HSE are working with farmers to try and reduce this.

Employers in the rural and equestrian world must recognise that the H&S regulations apply to them as much as to other areas of industry and make use of the technology and information which is available to them to protect their workers.

Julia Prior
Senior Solicitor - Personal Injury team

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