Being injured in a bodyboarding accident can be painful and potentially leave you with lasting injuries. You may have to make a claim to receive the compensation you need and deserve. You can use a successful bodyboarding accident claim to pay for your accident-related expenses, such as medical fees, psychological counselling, or travel costs.
When you are properly compensated for your bodyboarding accident, you gain the benefit of knowing that the party at fault has formally recognised culpability. You can also gain important financial support; your bodyboarding accident may have left you unable to work, thereby impacting your earnings. If you make a bodyboarding accident claim, you can gain a sense of closure.
With the proximity to the water, combined with the typically great speed of the sport making it an increasingly popular activity, bodyboarding can be exhilarating. It involves lying on a surfboard or specially designed bodyboard to ride the waves as they approach the shore. You can paddle (using your hands or a special paddle to move about), or let yourself be carried along the current.
The obvious risk to bodyboarding is that you might lose control of your board and fall in the water. If colliding with an object or other person injured you, or you nearly drowned, you could be able to make a bodyboarding accident claim against the third party.
What does making a bodyboarding accident claim involve?
To build a strong bodyboarding accident claim, presenting credible evidence during the legal process is essential. We can help you make sense of how to obtain evidence, so that your case has the best chance of winning. Typically, a successful accident claim can include an admission of culpability by the person or organisation that caused it, witness statements to support your recollection of the events, as well as video footage or photographs recording what happened.
Also, ask your doctor for your medical record, which should clearly indicate what the effect of the bodyboarding accident was on your health. You can claim for either physical or psychological injuries, such as expenses incurred for travelling to and from appointments, or medication costs.
How Accident Advice Helpline works
To start with, all you need to do is tell us about your bodyboarding accident and who you think was to blame for it. We will assess your eligibility to proceed with an accident claim and, if you have a valid claim, offer you the chance to be represented by one of our specialist no win, no fee* solicitors. With over a decade of experience helping thousands of people with their compensation claims, you can put your trust in us.
Get skilled advice and legal representation by contacting Accident Advice Helpline. Please call our 24-hour helpline on 0800 689 0500, or, should you prefer to call us on your mobile, the number is 0333 500 0993. You also have the option of checking what your bodyboarding compensation could be worth by taking our online 30-second test.
Date Published: July 11, 2015
Author: David Brown
Category: Water sports accident claims