If you are wondering about your legal rights after an injury on a dam, you could be able to get the advice and support you need by contacting the specialists at Accident Advice Helpline. If your dam accident happened in the last three years and was caused by another person or organisation, you could be able to make a financial claim for compensation.
You may have been accidentally pushed from the dam by another person, or perhaps you injured yourself after falling from badly maintained infrastructure. You could have suffered an injury because the authorities or company in charge of maintaining the dam did not alert people to a fault with it, or of the risk of crossing it at a particular time. To find out more about your legal rights and your ability to start a claim for an injury on a dam, call us at Accident Advice Helpline today.
Your injury on a dam
Many dams are open to the public. Typically, you can cross a dam on foot or by bicycle. Some larger dams can even be crossed by car or bus. Normally, dams are several metres high, acting as barriers between a body of water and a dry area.
Larger dams can be hundreds of metres high, attracting visitors for their scenic qualities. Dam accidents are relatively rare, as they have barriers, sign posts alerting people to dangers and sometimes staff to monitor the dam.
The obvious risk of crossing a dam is to fall from it. Other people on the dam at the time may have caused your accident by acting without proper care, colliding with you or startling you by acting recklessly.
You could also have fallen due to faulty railings or because a part of the dam you were crossing crumbled under your feet or vehicle. As long as your accident can be shown to have been caused by someone else, you could be able to claim for an injury on a dam.
Can I make a claim?
When you call Accident Advice Helpline, one of our friendly and experienced call advisers will help you review the circumstances of your injury on a dam. We can assess the likelihood of your dam injury claim being successful and can estimate what your claim could be worth. We will ask you:
- Where and when your dam accident happened
- Who you were with at the time of your accident
- What evidence can support your potential dam injury claim
- What kind of medical attention you needed after your accident
You may find it useful to make a short list at home, recording the basic outlines of your accident. We can help you review this list and tell you what more may be needed to start a claim.
Call us today
To find out more about your ability to claim for an injury on a dam, call us on our free helpline: 0800 689 0500 today.
Date Published: July 3, 2015
Author: David Brown