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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."

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    Boat builder worker accident claim


    A boat builder worker accident claim could be made by an employee of a boat building company who has suffered an accident at work and wishes to file a personal injury claim.

    Anybody who suffers an injury at work that was not their fault is entitled to make a claim for compensation, and those in the boat building industry regularly operate heavy tools and machinery which can potentially be hazardous for the worker.

    It is the responsibility of the owner of the business to ensure that all workers are sufficiently trained in their jobs and that they are supplied with the correct safety equipment in order to work safely.

    An example of a boat builder worker accident is that of a laminator at a boat building company who went to assist his workmate with a leak from a high-pressure pipe. When the man helped his colleague to lift the heavy metal plating that covered up the utility trenches, he slipped backwards and landed in a trench.

    The workmate was unable to support the weight of the heavy metal plate and it slipped from his grip. The plate landed on the worker’s face and caused serious injury. The man’s employer accepted responsibility for the accident and the company was prosecuted for the incident. The man recovered from his injuries, but was left with permanent scarring. The compensation claim provided a substantial amount of money for the injured party.

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    In another case, a man suffered multiple fractures as a result of a boat builder accident in the workplace. The man was working at a height of around three metres, standing on some steps inside a boat building factory, when a piece of timber was dislodged by a scissor lift and collided with the stairs that the man was standing on.

    The man fell heavily to the ground and suffered serious injuries as a result of the fall. The accident resulted in the man being unable to return to work for a period of ten months and left him with severe arthritis. As a result of a successful personal injury claim he was awarded generous damages.

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    To find out if you or someone you know has a valid claim for compensation, it is advisable to contact Accident Advice Helpline on our 24-hour, 7-days-a-week, free telephone helpline.

    Free legal advice is available and contacting the helpline will help to answer any questions that you may have regarding a boat builder worker accident claim.

    Our website contains information and advice concerning many different types of personal injury claim.  If you are curious as to how much you could be entitled to should you pursue a claim, there is a short form on the website which will tell you, within 30 seconds, approximately how much you could  expect to be awarded.

    All cases of personal injury claims taken on by our team of specialist solicitors are done on a 100% no win no fee* basis.

    Date Published: June 16, 2014

    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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