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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Extremely dangerous fishing equipment

    As well as being a challenging profession, fishing is also a favourite pastime for many individuals. Fishing can be extremely relaxing hobby; however, due to slips, trips and falls, as well as dangerous fishing equipment, there is a very real risk of sustaining fishing-related injuries and illnesses.

    Five of the most dangerous fishing equipment

    In the right hands, dangerous fishing equipment poses little risk to anglers. Yet, no matter how experienced or cautious you are, faulty equipment and human error can always lead to fishing accidents.

    Five of the most dangerous fishing equipment items include, but are not limited to:

    1. Fishing hooks
    2. Lines and braids
    3. Fishing nets
    4. Baits
    5. Spears

    Other dangerous fishing equipment

    Not all fishing takes place on the side of a local lake. Professional anglers are often involved in particularly hazardous work. Strenuous labour, difficult conditions and long hours create a hazardous cocktail for accidents beyond slips and falls.

    Deep-sea fishing cages are particularly dangerous fishing equipment, often responsible for loss of workers’’ fingers and severe lacerations.

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    Claiming compensation for dangerous fishing equipment

    The very nature of fishing equipment does mean that there are risks involved with using it. That being said, if you suffer an injury or illness due to defective or faulty fishing equipment, you may be able to place a claim for personal injury compensation.

    Of course, all accidents are unique, which is why, at Accident Advice Helpline, we offer free initial consultation for all victims of personal injury. During this consultation, we will uncover the basis of your case, which will help us determine whether you have a case eligible to claim, and where liability may lie.

    Should we mutually decide to go ahead with your claim, you can recuperate at home, safe in the knowledge that your claim will be handled on a 100 per cent no-win, no-fee* basis.

    Getting in touch with us

    No matter whether you suffered a fishing trip, slip or a faulty product injury, Accident Advice Helpline can offer you guidance on recovering the compensation you are entitled to.

    For more information, and to receive your free initial consultation, speak with one of our friendly advisors today via our freephone helpline number, 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile. Lines are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

    Date Published: August 1, 2016

    Author: Accident Advice

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.