As well as its status as one of the most physically demanding professions, deep water fishing is also considered a sport, but certainly not one for the faint hearted. Known for causing regular accidents at work, we take a look at the fishing hazards associated with deep water fishing.
What are the common fishing hazards associated with deep water fishing?
One of the most important factors that escalate the risks associated with deep water fishing hazards is the long hours worked. This is in addition to the extreme physical activity expected of the workers.
Some common deep sea fishing hazards and work accidents include, but are not limited to:
- Vessel accidents
- Slips and falls
- Equipment injuries
- Sealife-related injuries
- Back pain, strains and sprains
Accidents at work when deep water fishing
If you have been involved in an accident at work caused by fishing hazards, through no fault of your own, you may be able to claim personal injury compensation.
When you are at work, your employer has a legal obligation to ensure your health and safety. When you suffer a work-related injury or illness at work, due to your employers negligence, they can be held liable for failing in their duty of care.
Accident Advice Helpline
At Accident Advice Helpline, we have over 15 years’ experience assisting victims of work accidents with recovering the compensation they deserve for the harm and distress they have been made to endure.
Of course, all occupational incidents are unique, which is why, at Accident Advice Helpline, we offer a free initial consultation for all victims of industrial injury and illness. During this initial consultation, we aim to determine both where liability may lie and your eligibility to claim.
Should we mutually decide to move things forward and pursue your claim, our legal team at Accident Advice Helpline work on a 100 per cent no-win, no-fee* basis, meaning no added financial pressure for you while you recuperate.
Getting in touch with us
For more information, and to receive your free initial consultation, speak with one of our friendly advisors today.
Our lines are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for your convenience. What’s more, there’s never any pressure to pursue your claim at any point during or following your conversation with us.
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Date Published: August 1, 2016
Author: Accident Advice