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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 a beach accident?


    A typical question that is asked of Accident Advice Helpline is “Can I claim for a beach accident?” The response may be an easy one if there is a party at fault for an injury sustained while you are on or near a public or private beach.  While each situation is unique, there are guidelines that determine whether you can file a claim.  Our expert lawyers are available to discuss this matter with you free of charge.

    Can I file a claim?

    Filing a claim for compensation may seem like an insurmountable task to the novice, particularly when you have been injured.  The first thing to do after an accident occurs is to determine if there is liability on the part of another person, group or facility.  This means either that someone else caused the accident, or their neglect caused you to hurt yourself when you should have been safe and protected under normal conditions.

    The party at fault could be an equipment rental company who was not diligent in maintaining upkeep of their products, or an activity organiser who did not give you proper instruction before allowing you to take part in a potentially hazardous activity such as water sports. There are situations in which liability may not be obvious to you.  If you are unsure about another party’s liability, call our 24-hour free helpline on 0800 689 0500 for information and guidance.

    Injuries

    Obtaining an injury at the beach is not uncommon. An unsuspecting person may be injured while taking part in water sports such as water skiing, surfing, or taking a boat ride.  There may be a sharp object in the water that could cause a cut or abrasion.  Perhaps you have encountered simple negligence, faulty equipment, or a lack of training on the part of the staff or other person responsible for your safety. Beach accidents do not always happen in the water.  People are also injured on land due to a fall, leading to a sprain or broken bone.  No matter what happens, each of these incidents may be the basis for mild to moderate injury causing pain and suffering, loss of wages, and expensive medical bills.

    The goal of the Accident Advice Helpline is to link you to an expert qualified in determining liability, and if warranted, assisting in filing a claim for a beach accident.  Our 24-hour free helpline on 0800 689 0500 is open whenever you are available and will find a lawyer from our nationwide team that is able to handle your claim in an efficient manner.

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    No win, no fee

    Our team of lawyers help to make the filing process understandable through valuable advice offered at no charge.  Our no win, no fee policy dictates that if you do not succeed in winning your case, you will not be charged.  In this way we are able to help those in need but who may not be able to pay the large retainer fees requested by some lawyers.  This reduces your financial stress and allows you to focus on your recovery and moving forward with your life.

    Date Published: February 16, 2014

    Author: David Brown

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