If you go on holiday abroad you will no doubt have seen banana boats at one time or another. You may even have been on one at some point. The idea is a simple one – the banana boat is actually an inflatable designed in the shape of a banana. You can sit on it and ride it as it is towed behind a speed boat.
While this can be a thrilling ride, it can also be potentially dangerous. There have been accidents that have occurred where some of the riders have been hurt or even killed as a result of opting to try one of these boats out.
Are you in a position to claim banana boat injury compensation?
The answer to this will depend on whether you were injured as a result of negligence. For example the operator may be offering the rides without paying attention to matters of health and safety. They might travel at excessive speeds or allow children to ride on the boat even when they are too young to do so.
Falling off a banana boat can mean you are hurt. You might be hit by the speed boat as it comes back around towards you. You could even get into trouble in the water and be unable to stay above the water and breathe. While the majority of banana boat operators take every precaution to keep their clients safe, this is sadly not always the case.
Have you lost money or been hurt as a result of an accident?
Banana boat injury compensation could be paid out to anyone who has been hurt in an accident while riding one of these inflatables. You may suffer serious injuries that keep you off work for a while, jeopardising your income. You might also sustain mental anguish and injuries that take even longer to heal and require counselling to get over. This might also cost money if you have to go private to seek help.
Whatever your own situation might involve, calling Accident Advice Helpline is always a smart choice to make. Call us on 0800 689 0500 and you have an opportunity to get in touch with experienced advisors who have helped many other people with compensation claims. Make a call to see if we can connect you with one of our experienced lawyers – just the person you could need to speak to.
Date Published: September 17, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead