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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

    How to claim fisherman injury compensation

    Very few people actually know any fishermen. It is not the type of job lots of people do. Those that do tend to live near the coast for convenience, since this is where they will most likely be working. A fisherman could actually occupy any one of a number of roles, depending on how experienced they are and the size of the commercial fishing boat they work on. Deckhands, captains and first mates are all roles that could be taken up by someone on a fishing boat.

    Fishing can be a potentially-dangerous activity, especially working out at sea on a fishing boat. Bad weather can make the waves very big and increase the odds that you might be thrown overboard. Fisherman injury compensation could potentially be paid for other smaller injuries that might occur as well, depending on the circumstances and the exact nature of what happens.

    Examples of likely injuries that might happen

    Health and safety is just as important on a fishing boat as it is in any other situation. This is particularly the case when there is a lot of equipment on board and the boat could be unsteady in high seas. Simple trips and slips could result in a far more serious accident than might be the case on dry land. This makes it all the more important to ensure there are no such hazards around.

    Head injuries might also be possible if the boom is not secured, or even if those on board have not been properly trained for the roles they will be performing. Fisherman injury compensation can be issued if someone is hurt because they did not receive appropriate training, or if someone has been poorly-supervised when supervision was necessary.

    Exploring the possibilities

    If you work as a fisherman and you have been injured on the job, there might be a chance you could claim for compensation. It all depends on how badly you were injured, whether it happened within the last three years and whether or not there is proof of negligence. This must be present to ensure you can prove someone else was ultimately responsible for your accident.

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    Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 with any questions you may have. We will take all of the details of your case and find out whether you could make a no win, no fee** claim.

    Date Published: September 29, 2015

    Author: Allison Whitehead

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