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How to claim compensation for a fishing accident


Fishing is usually considered to be a safe sport, but if you are injured, you may want information about how to claim compensation for a fishing accident. As long as you were not the person responsible, Accident Advice Helpline could help you claim.

Making a compensation claim can be stressful, but if you know what to do after an accident, it can make this a lot easier.


Some advice from Accident Advice Helpline

The first thing to do is make a note of what happened and how. It can be so easy to forget important details. If it is all written down, it will be much easier when it comes to make a claim. Don’t forget to note down the date and time of the accident as you only have three years to start a claim.

If anyone admits to being at fault, get their contact details. You will need to show that you were not responsible for causing the accident. Keep all correspondence you receive relating to the accident, and if you can, take some photographs of the scene.

If you can, report it. If you are on a paid fishing trip, the company providing it will have measures in place for recording all accidents. This helps them to find out what happened so that it does not happen again. It also acts as a reference of what happened to you.

Even if you don’t think you are injured, visit a doctor. They will give you a proper assessment and provide any treatment you need. Sometimes you could have an injury that may not show symptoms immediately. When it comes to finding out how to claim compensation for a fishing accident, you will need to show that you had your injuries treated.

Keep any receipts if you have to pay for anything as a result of your injury. You may have to pay for prescriptions or for parking if you need medical attention. If you are able to make a claim, we can help you recover these expenses.


How to claim compensation for a fishing accident

You will also need a solicitor with experience in personal injury claims. Accident Advice Helpline have been specialising in these for over 15 years. One thing you don’t have to worry about is finding the money to fund your claim. All of our solicitors work on a no win no fee basis.

Our friendly advisors are here to help, so call them on 0800 689 5659. Call for advice as soon as you can, then we can start your claim as soon as possible.