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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

    The importance of wearing a life vest when out at sea


    Do you know how important wearing a life vest when out at sea is? A life vest or jacket can be the difference between survival and death, so it’s vital that we don’t become complacent about safety when we are out at sea. Even if the weather is good, we should never assume that we will be fine without a vest. Weather is not the main cause of boating accidents – inexperience and inattention can be much more dangerous than undesirable climates.

    Make sure you’re wearing a life vest at sea

    Many people wrongly assume that they will be fine if an accident does happen because they can swim well. This is a big mistake. No matter how experienced at swimming you are, you could still be killed in an accident at sea, and your swimming skills may not be sufficient if you are faced with extreme fear and anxiety. Make sure your jacket is a good fit when wearing a life vest at sea. If your vest is too small, it will be harder to keep your body afloat, and if it is too big, the flotation device may push up around the face.

    At Accident Advice Helpline, we may well be able to help you and deliver compensation if you are injured whilst out at sea. One of the main reasons people come to harm at sea is because they have been provided with poor-quality equipment. We will work closely alongside you to collect as much relevant evidence as we need to make your claim successful. Please don’t get rid of any evidence such as documents and photographs linked to your accident as these could be exactly what we need to get you the compensation you deserve.

    Why choose us?

    You don’t need to hand over any money to start a claim. Furthermore, we work on a no-win, no-fee* basis. You are always assigned the right kind of solicitor for your case, so you can rest assured that your legal professional will have vast experience in dealing with water-related claims. To get in touch today, call us on 0800 689 0500 if you’re using a mobile or 0333 500 0993 if you’re on your mobile. We can help you get compensation if you have had an accident that wasn’t your fault whilst out at sea, so why not call today?

    Date Published: May 6, 2017

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    Author: Accident Advice

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