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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."

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    Can I claim for a skimboarding accident?


    If you were injured in a skimboarding accident that was not your fault, you may be wondering, ‘can I claim for a skimboarding accident?’ Skimboarding has become one of the most popular water sports in Britain in recent years. Skimboarding involves going out on the beach on a short board (typically smaller than a surfboard), and then riding the waves back to shore. It can be a fast-paced and exhilarating activity, requiring agility and quick reactions. Although it can be great fun, it can also be risky and result in a skimboarding accident.

    To find out if you can claim financial compensation for your injuries, you can contact our specialists at Accident Advice Helpline. We have deep, varied experience in successfully helping people claim compensation for accidents caused by other people. Call us on our free 24-hour helpline today, on 0800 180 4123. If you are using a mobile phone, you can dial 0333 500 0992. Alternatively, you can text ‘claim365’ to 88010 to receive a call from one of our specialist call advisors.

    Skimboarding accidents

    Skimboarding can be a fast and furious sport. Skimboarding involves skimming along a wave as it rolls towards the shore. You can twist and turn (depending on your level of skill) along the wave, either on your own or in a small group of fellow skimboarders. The sport can be exhilarating, tiring and provide you with a great workout.

    As with any water sport, skimboarding can be risky. You can slip in the water; lose your grip on the board as it becomes soaked or perhaps hit debris floating in the sea. You can knock into objects just under the water or perhaps collide with other people in the sea. Of course, many of the slight falls and slip-ups you experience skimboarding are perfectly harmless. In fact, they are one of the best ways for you to learn to keep your balance and to improve your skill.

    Sometimes however, you may experience a more significant fall. Perhaps you were under the water for longer than was safe, or you struck your head on your skimboard or other object in the sea. If someone else caused your skimboarding accident, you could be able to claim financial compensation for your injuries.

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    Why claim financial compensation?

    When you experience an accident, the consequences may have a serious impact on your life. You may have to visit a doctor or undergo psychological counselling. You may have to take time off work due to your injuries, resulting in loss of earnings. You may have new expenses to take care of, such as medical fees or travel costs. A successful accident claim can help you pay towards these new expenses.

    If we think you have a valid claim, one of our expert personal injury solicitors will represent you in the claim process. They work on a no win, no fee* basis, so call us today on our free helpline to find out more – simply dial 0800 180 4123.

    Date Published: November 16, 2014

    Author: David Brown

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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.