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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

    Can I claim for an accident as a coastguard?

    Britain is a country of vast coastlines and working as a coastguard is a vital part of keeping British sea traffic, pleasure sailors and beaches safe.  Your training as a coastguard means you are highly skilled in a niche profession.  Coastguard work can be highly stimulating, as you work in different environments, weather conditions and alongside other people from many different places.  On the other hand, being a coastguard can expose you to a number of potential accidents.

    Perhaps your accident was partly caused by bad weather conditions, faulty machinery or another’s negligence.  Whatever the precise cause, if you can show the accident was caused by someone else, you may be able to claim for an accident as a coastguard.  Contact Accident Advice Helpline today by calling 0800 180 4123, or try our free 30-second claim calculator, to see what your claim could be worth.

    How can Accident Advice Helpline help?

    Accident Advice Helpline helps people to claim for financial compensation for accidents that were not their fault.  Typically, we would be able to help you if your accident happened in the last three years and meant you had to seek medical help.

    Document your accident

    One of the best things you can do to prepare your claim for compensation is to document as much as you remember about your accident.  This could mean writing down the names of the other people involved, their relationship to you and their professional status, the nature of your injuries and if they were caused by equipment, people or something else. Preparation means you do not have to worry about this side of the potential legal process later.  Your lawyer, however, may advise you to settle before things get to court, but even then, full documentation helps you to put your best case forward.

    Am I covered for an accident as a coastguard?

    You may be thinking that your accident as a coastguard may be too rare to be fully covered by the law. You do not need to worry about this, as we have expert lawyers throughout the country, each of whom is fully qualified to deal with these rare types of accident.  By calling Accident Advice Helpline, one of our expert advisers can give you quick feedback to see whether you have a potential claim.  We work on a no win no fee basis.  Check your potential claim with us today calling 0800 180 4123.

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    Once you contact Accident Advice Helpline, you will receive a free initial consultation. Our friendly advisers are highly experienced and should be able to tell you within minutes if you have a potential claim. Accident Advice Helpline was set up in 2000. We help thousands of people every year, ensuring that they have access to the financial compensation that may rightfully be theirs.

    Date Published: February 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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