One of the kayaking safety precautions experts invariably suggest is to always kayak in pairs. Here is why this is so important.
Why you should always kayak in pairs
Unexpected obstacles below the water; sudden weather swings or faulty equipment can easily cause even experienced kayakers to have an accident. Depending on where such a kayaking accident occurs, help could be miles away.
If you were kayaking alone, even a minor injury could lead to serious consequences, even death, under these circumstances. When you kayak in pairs, however, there is always somebody there to assist you if you get into some kind of trouble.
Kayaking accidents can be caused by all kinds of factors (see above for some examples). In many cases, there is little anyone could do to prevent kayaking injuries. Unexpected changes in weather conditions or currents driving you into rocks below the water, for instance, could not be foreseen or prevented by anyone. Injuries by faulty equipment can and should, however, be prevented.
Right to claim
If you suffered an injury while kayaking, you could be entitled to personal injury compensation if your accident occurred because:
- New equipment you purchased was defective, or
- Equipment you hired was not maintained in good, safe working order
You may also qualify for compensation if, for example, you participated in an organised kayaking tour and organisers went ahead with the tour despite being aware of impending severe weather changes.
Before making a claim, it is necessary to establish who was responsible and subsequently liable for your accidental injuries. Depending on the circumstances, this could be the:
- Manufacturer or retailer of the defective equipment
- Individual or company you hired equipment from
- Tour operator
We, Accident Advice Helpline, can assist you in establishing liability quickly and subsequently bring your claim to a swift satisfactory settlement.
We are a law firm, not a claims management company. This means all claims are handled by our own nationwide team of experienced solicitors, rather than being passed on to others. Combining over 15 years’ experience with this fact means that your claim will be dealt with free of unnecessary hassle, quickly and efficiently.
Get your questions on claiming for compensation answered by experienced, friendly advisors and enlist the help of our highly skilled in-house solicitors today by calling 0800 689 0500 from a UK landline or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile. Lines are open 24/7 and all calls are confidential and obligation-free.