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Royal coachman compensated for fall from horse

A former royal coachman, who cracked his ribs and badly hurt his arm when he fell from his horse, has received damages of over £10,000.

Philip Hinson Trooping the colour Photo courtesy of Philip Hinson

24 May 2004

A former Royal Coachman, Philip Hinson, has successfully claimed damages from the palace after he was involved in an equine accident while preparing for a state visit. Philip, who was a military riding instructor and has over 35 years riding experience, was thrown from his horse while he was training a team of horses. The accident was caused by a volatile and inexperienced horse that shouldn’t have been involved in the state visit.

Out of court settlement

Mr Hinson badly injured his foot when the horse reared up and heavily landed on him. He also hurt his arm and suffered cracked ribs. Philip was represented by our specialist personal injury specialist solicitors Daniel Easton and Sally Moore. The case was brought to a successful conclusion within nine months and Mr Hinson received over £10,000 in an out of court settlement. The damages were paid by The Keeper of her Majesty’s Privy Purse on behalf of the Palace.

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