If you are a member of a lifeboat crew who has been injured while on duty, you may need to ask the question, “Can lifeboat crew claim for an accident while on a shout?”
The personal injury specialists at Accident Advice Helpline are the best people to help you answer that question. Founded in 2000, our solicitors have many years of experience with successful personal injury claims. We believe that no one should suffer financially for an accident that was not their fault. You may imagine that making a personal injury claim is a costly, lengthy process. In the past you would have been right, but this is no longer true. At Accident Advice Helpline we do everything we can to make the process as uncomplicated as possible and are often able to settle claims without going to court. Our lawyers work exclusively on a no win, no fee* basis, so you do not need to worry about further expenses.
Lifeboat crew members are often volunteers who give up their own time and risk their own lives to save others. They are willing to go to sea in all types of weather whenever someone is in danger. However, these brave individuals also have a life away from the sea. If they suffer an accident while on a lifesaving mission, this can be devastating and have severe financial consequences for their daily life.
You might think that a lifeboat crew member just has to accept the risks. It is certainly true that all will be aware of the perils of the sea; however, they also have a right for those risks to be minimised as much as possible. If a non-seaworthy boat, faulty or missing equipment, or poorly trained or understaffed crew caused an accident, then you may be entitled to compensation.
How can I claim?
Call Accident Advice Helpline today. Our trained advisors will listen to the details of your accident and guide you through the claim process. They will need to know the details of your accident, so it is worth recording everything you can remember about the accident. If there are any witnesses to your accident, ask them to do the same. Our advisors will also ask if you consulted a doctor about your injury. If you decide to make a claim, then these medical records will be an important piece of evidence.
If our advisers confirm that you are eligible for compensation, your details will be passed to one of our expert lawyers who specialise in your injury type. Keep all receipts and records of any financial consequences of your accident including any time that you have been unable to work. These will form the basis of your compensation package. Don’t forget to update your lawyer if any new costs arise during the claims process.
You must start the claim process within three years of your accident. Do not delay! Call our 24-hour helpline now on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile. The sooner you make that call, the sooner we can help you.
Date Published: November 12, 2014
Author: David Brown