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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

    Barge accident counselling


    There’s nothing like sailing down the canal on your boating holiday, and being able to completely relax on the water. However, if things go wrong then your break can soon turn into a nightmare.

    If you’ve suffered an accident, at Accident Advice Helpline we can help you make a compensation claim. Barge accident counselling can also enable you to start the mental recovery.

    Types of barge accidents

    As on the roads, accidents can occur on the waters. This could involve colliding with a second barge, causing injuries to the people concerned, alongside damage to the boats. Often these sorts of incidents will occur whilst making a manoeuvre in a marina or negotiating a tricky part of the canal network.

    There are also plenty of personal injury accidents that can happen whilst on board, including falling or tripping. If you’ve been involved in these you could benefit from barge accident counselling.

    Another type of barge accident involves the use of locks. These can be complicated to navigate if you don’t understand exactly what to do. Boats can easily become stuck or an accident could happen while opening and closing the gates.

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    Canals are only shallow sections of water, so colliding with an object below the surface could cause problems. There’s also the potential to run aground if you get too close to the edge of the bank.

    What to do if you require barge accident counselling

    When you’ve had an accident on board a barge, it’s vital that you collate all the relevant details as soon as possible. This will help you if you want to make a compensation claim in the future or you require barge accident counselling.

    It’s not always possible to make a claim straight away or you might not feel up to dealing with the trauma. However, the sooner you look into counselling, the more beneficial it will be and the faster you will be able to get back to normal.

    A simple process

    It’s quick and easy to start the compensation claims process, and the friendly, professional advisors at Accident Advice Helpline will take all the hassle away from you. In most cases everything can be dealt with on the telephone and the majority of claimants are not required to go to court.

    If you think that you might have a claim for compensation, you can use our 30-second test to see if you qualify. If the incident occurred in the last three years and wasn’t your fault, you might be eligible for compensation. The compensation and any barge accident counselling could enable you to recover from the incident and get the help you deserve.

    At Accident Advice Helpline, we specialise in personal injury compensation claims. You can call at any time of the day or night through our 24/7 helpline, which is available on 0800 689 0500. For those who require counselling, the costs associated with the service may be recoverable through the compensation process.

    Date Published: July 11, 2015

    Author: David Brown

    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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