Lots of people enjoy fishing. Going fishing can help you to feel relaxed, and enable you to take advantage of the great outdoors. For some people, fishing is not just a hobby, it’s a career. It’s important to take safety precautions when fishing on a boat so you don’t have an accident which results in serious injury. If you work as a fisherman there are serious risks involved. If you’ve been injured at work through no fault of your own, you may be able to claim work injury compensation.
Safety tips for fishing on a boat
If you’re going fishing on a boat, no matter how big or small, it’s wise to wear a life jacket and protective clothing, such as sturdy boots, which will give you grip. Even in calm conditions, being out at sea can be hazardous. Decks can become slippery if waves wash over the sides of the boat, and it can be difficult to keep your balance if you’re trying to get from one part of the boat to another in high winds. It’s also advisable to carry a torch and a whistle with you. If you do get into trouble, these could help you attract attention.
If you’re fishing for pleasure, rather than for work, you need to apply the same thinking. Even if you’re out on a calm lake on a beautiful day, you need to bear safety in mind. If you’re fishing from the shore, rather than fishing on a boat, choose your spot carefully, and stick to designated areas.
You may think of fishing as a relatively safe pursuit. However, there are risks involved, especially if your job involves deep sea fishing. The elements combined with the environment can pose considerable risks to your safety.
Is it possible to claim compensation for a fishing accident?
You may be thinking of claiming compensation if you’ve been injured in a fishing accident. If you’ve been injured as a result of using faulty equipment, for example, you may have a case for compensation because the fishing accident was not your fault. If you’ve sustained injuries after a fishing accident in the last three years, and you can prove that you were not to blame, Accident Advice Helpline may be able to help. We have a team of expert personal injury lawyers ready to do everything possible to make your injury claim a success. Call us today on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone to find out more about claiming no-win, no-fee* compensation.
Date Published: March 6, 2017
Author: Accident Advice