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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

    How to stay safe on a jet ski


    Jet ski accidents can have serious consequences, so knowing how to stay safe on a jet ski is extremely important.

    How to stay safe on a jet ski

    The first step towards preventing jet ski injuries is learning how to operate a ski before taking to the water. Other measures to stay safe on a jet ski include always:

    • Making sure your ski is in good, safe working order before using it
    • Wearing a life jacket and, for extra safety, gloves, goggles and a wetsuit
    • Keeping well clear (minimum of 100 ft) of divers, swimmers, other watercraft and rafts
    • Using a lanyard that cuts off the engine automatically in case you should fall off your jet ski (which is something that happens even to experienced drivers from time to time)

    To stay safe on a jet ski, you should also never:

    • Use a jet ski during the night and/or on waters that are pitch-black (which makes it exceptionally difficult for others to see you and for you to see potential hazards on or under the water)
    • Drink alcohol or use drugs before riding a jet ski
    • Ride alone

    The latter is important because you never know what can happen and you may need someone to assist you in the case of an emergency. If you do have to ride alone, make sure someone knows where you are and when you intend to return. This then makes it possible for them to raise an alarm if you are not back within a reasonable time following your expected time of return.

    Hiring jet skis

    For most people, jet skiing is something they only do while on holiday. In this case, it is important to use a reputable company. Jet ski hire companies have a duty of care to protect you against jet skiing-related injuries by:

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    • Keeping vehicles well maintained and in safe working condition
    • Providing essential safety equipment
    • Training you properly in the use of their vehicles

    If you were injured in a jet ski accident because a company was in breach of this duty, you could be entitled to make a personal injury claim.

    Accident Advice Helpline

    Our nationwide team of in-house jet ski injury experts has more than 15 years’ experience in handling claims like yours and, boasts an impressive success record, can bring your claim to a successful settlement efficiently and quickly. Enlist their help today by calling our 24/7 freephone advice line on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from any UK landline or mobile respectively.

    Date Published: March 17, 2017

    Author: Accident Advice

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