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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 paddle boarding accident?


    If you were involved in a paddle boarding accident, you may be wondering: can I claim for a paddle boarding accident? Paddle boarding, which has become one of the most popular water sports in recent years, can be great fun. The sport involves standing up on a surf board or specially designed water board and moving yourself along through the water with a long paddle. Although it can be exhilarating and provide you with a great workout, the sport can also be risky. To find out your potential financial entitlement, contact Accident Advice Helpline today.

    The risks

    Paddle boarding can look relatively slow, even relaxing. Using your paddle, you are not likely to go at a fast speed through the water, even with great exertion. Nonetheless, if you have paddle boarded before, you will know that it can be tiring.
    As with most sports, there is an inherent risk in paddle boarding. You could easily slip from the board and fall into the water, potentially hitting your head on the board or on an object in the water. Your paddle could slip from your hand, leaving you out on the open water, far from the shore and safety. Other people around you could put you at risk by coming too close to you, or paddling recklessly near to where you are.
    If you suffered a paddle boarding accident that was caused by someone else and that happened in the last three years, you could be able to raise a financial claim for compensation for it. Check your rights today by calling Accident Advice Helpline on our free telephone service at 0800 689 0500.

    Who was responsible for your accident?

    If you were paddle boarding as part of a supervised group, or you were using equipment maintained by someone else, your supervisor or paddle board owner is obliged to ensure you are safe. If you were unnecessarily put at risk because the paddle board trainer did not warn you of certain dangers, they are likely to be at fault, strengthening your case. Your accident may have been caused by someone else on the water; boats, jet skis, surfers and others are all potential risks to your safety. If you can show that another person caused your paddle board injuries, you may be able to successfully claim compensation.

    How we can help you

    Accident Advice Helpline has been helping people since 2000 to raise financial claims for accidents they did not cause themselves. When you contact us, one of our expert call handlers will go through the details of your case with you to see if you are eligible and what your claim could be worth. If we think you have a potential entitlement, one of our no win no fee personal injury solicitors will represent you through the legal process of raising a claim. You may have suffered from loss of earnings or have incurred increased expenses as a result of your paddle boarding accident, which you can potentially recoup by claiming compensation. If you have the question “can I claim for a paddle boarding accident?” on your mind, call us today.

    Date Published: November 13, 2014

    Author: David Brown

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