When we thinking of fishing equipment, we typically consider lines, nets, reels, hooks and braids, yet anglers will often regard their fishing knives as their most prized possession. With such stringent laws surrounding carrying knives in the UK, it is important that anglers wise up on storage of fishing knives.
Correct storage of fishing knives can also minimise the risk of fishing-related accidents, including organ punctures and lacerations. After all, it is best to take care of all hazards, seeing as accidents such as slips, trips and falls are caused by relatively unavoidable angling hazards.
The safe storage of fishing knives
The safe storage of fishing knives really is a matter of common sense. As with all sharp objects, you should ensure that your fishing knives are kept in a knife wrap, inside a tackle bag or box.
Use of fishing knives
It is not illegal to carry knives for fishing purposes in the UK. They are amongst the most important pieces of fishing equipment, with uses ranging from utility, such as cutting fishing wire, to preparing your catch to eat.
Claiming compensation for fishing accidents
If you have been injured while fishing, through no fault of your own, you may be able to claim compensation for the injury you have sustained.
Whether you fell on unmaintained public ground, or suffered an injury due to defective equipment, Accident Advice Helpline will assess the basis of your case help you establish whether you have a case eligible to claim personal injury compensation.
Accident Advice Helpline
As all accidents are unique, we, at Accident Advice Helpline, offer a free initial consultation to all victims of personal injury. This can help us determine where liability is likely to lie, and what are the best next steps to take.
Should we mutually decide to proceed with your claim, you can recuperate at home, safe in the knowledge that our legal team operate on a 100 per cent no-win, no-fee* basis.
Getting in touch with us
For more information on how to claim personal injury compensation for your fall or any other public accident, 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, for your convenience. What’s more, there’s never any pressure to pursue your claim at any point during or following your call to us.
Date Published: August 1, 2016
Author: Accident Advice