Royal coachman, crushed by horse, receives damages
A former royal coachman has received damages of £720,000 after he was thrown from his horse and then crushed by it in an accident at work
Posted on 24 June 2004
His workplace injury meant that he had to leave his jobHe suffered a very serious crush injury to his leg when the horses fell on him. Unfortunately he suffered severe psychological effects as a consequence of his injuries. He had to give up his career as a coachman. The wider implications to his life, and that of his young family, included having to move out of his ‘grace and favour home’ at the Royal Mews into much poorer accommodation.
Out of court settlement
The case was settled at £720,000 by specialist personal injury solicitor and head of the personal injury team, Sally Moore, a week before trial in an out of court settlement. The claim was brought against The Keeper of her Majesty’s Privy Purse.Information was correct at time of publishing. See terms and conditions for further details.