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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 skurfing accident?


    You may be wondering if you can claim for a skurfing accident, and Accident Advice Helpline can help with this. Skurfing is a type of water-skiing in which you use a board instead of skis, and it has become a more widely known water sport in recent years.

    Although still relatively new, you can go skurfing in more and more locations around the United Kingdom. The obvious risk to skurfing is that you can fall in the water, collide with an object or other person and even lose consciousness in the water. If someone else injured you while skurfing, you could be able to make a claim for personal injury compensation.

    The risks of skurfing

    Skurfing can be a fast-paced water sport. As with water-skiing, skurfing entails being pulled along by a high-powered boat. With proper training, instruction or conscientious help, you can minimise the risks of skurfing. If you went skurfing through a privately run company, you are placing your trust in others’ ability to keep you safe.

    Most operators are trained and focused on ensuring you have fun in a safe way, but there may be unscrupulous or badly run enterprises as well. If your accident happened because of a skurfing operator, we can help you base your claim on a breach of health and safety regulations.

    Of course, you could also have been injured because someone else on the water collided with you. Another skurfer, water-skier or boat may have strayed into your path on the water, putting you in a highly dangerous situation. If this was the result of negligence or recklessness, this could be sufficient for you to raise a claim against them.

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    About Accident Advice Helpline

    Accident Advice Helpline could help you make a successful claim for your skurfing accident. We have been working in the United Kingdom since 2000, making thousands of claims on behalf of people who were injured through no fault of their own.

    Do not be too concerned that skurfing is too rare for us to be able to help you. As long as your skurfing accident happened in the last three years and was clearly caused by someone else, you could have a strong claim to pursue.

    What can I do next?

    To go on with your skurfing claim, why not try our free, 30-second claim calculator? Using this online application, you can get a quick view of what your claim could be worth. The calculator asks six short questions about what happened to you, and can give you a quick, informative estimate.

    You can get more personalised advice about your accident by calling us on our free, 24-hour helpline. Call us on 0800 689 0500 and one of our friendly advisors will be able to tell you about the validity of your claim.

    You owe it to yourself to make the strongest skurfing claim you can. After all, the accident may have left you with severe physical or mental injuries, which could have a detrimental effect on your daily life.

    Date Published: July 8, 2015

    Author: David Brown

    Category: Water sports accident claims

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