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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

    Survivor guide: Swimming in the ocean


    Swimming in the ocean can be a pleasant and exciting experience; however, it is important to take proper precautions in order to reduce the chances of injury to yourself and others.

    Although Accident Advice Helpline is first and foremost one of the UK’s leading law firms when it comes to all areas of personal injury compensation including accidents on holiday, we also impart our wisdom to the public in order to keep them safe from harm. Welcome to our survivor’s guide for swimming in the ocean.

    How to stay safe when swimming in the ocean

    The first line of defence when it comes to keeping safe in the ocean is to research the area in which you wish to swim. Check online to see if there have been any notable accidents where you intend to swim. Remember not to travel too far into the water. The further you venture into the water, the deeper the water becomes and increases the chances of drowning. Ensure that you stay within a reasonable distance of the shoreline that you can comfortably swim back to in the event of distress. If you are swimming in a particularly hot climate, it is important to wear a high SPF factor, waterproof sunscreen in order to protect against the effects of sunburn and heatstroke. If you suffer from sunburn or heatstroke whilst swimming in the ocean, this can severely impede your ability to swim and increases the risk of being involved in an accident such as drowning.

    Had an accident on holiday? Contact Accident Advice Helpline?

    If you’ve had an accident on holiday within the last three years and it wasn’t your fault, you could be entitled to make a claim for compensation. Contact Accident Advice Helpline today for more information. We can even help you make a claim for compensation if your accident occurred outside the UK.

    All of our claims are made on a 100 per cent no-win no-fee** basis, meaning you won’t be out of pocket in the event your claim for compensation is unsuccessful. You can talk in the strictest of confidence with one of our highly trained, professional and friendly advisors. Alternatively you can find out online just how much compensation you could be entitled to by taking our 30-second test. Please note that any amounts quoted are guideline amounts only and may not accurately reflect a final payout of compensation.

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    Speak with a member of our specialist team today, on Freephone number, 0800 689 0500.

    Date Published: April 27, 2015

    Author: Accident Advice

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.