Snorkelling at the beach, spotting local wildlife and underwater plants or coral, is an amazing experience that’s great for kids and adults alike, but if you’re snorkelling for the first time, you should be careful. Whilst snorkelling is less dangerous than diving, accidents still can and do happen. But should you be injured whilst you’re taking part, claiming snorkelling injury compensation could be an option if somebody else has caused your accident. It could be another member of your tour group, or an organiser or instructor – it doesn’t matter. What does matter is that you contact Accident Advice Helpline within three years of your accident, to find out if you’re eligible to make a claim.
What could go wrong whilst snorkelling?
Unlike diving, there’s no air tank involved in snorkelling, and because you’re staying closer to the surface of the water, there’s no risk of developing the bends or other pressure-related conditions which can often affect divers. With that said, there are risks and if you’re injured, you could claim snorkelling injury compensation. Here are a few examples of the types of accidents which could occur when snorkelling:
- Cuts and lacerations from contact with rocks or sharp objects
- Faulty equipment leading to breathing difficulties
- Drowning fatalities from strong currents or stormy weather
- Stings and bites – for example jellyfish stings
Obviously you’ll need to seek medical attention if you have been injured, but once you are feeling better, it’s worth finding out if you’re eligible to claim personal injury compensation. Accident Advice Helpline’s lawyers offer a 100% no win, no fee* service, so there are no expensive legal fees to worry about.
Who’s to blame for your injuries?
If you’ve been injured by faulty snorkelling equipment, the provider or snorkelling operator you’ve operated it from could be held liable for your injuries. Or it might be that you’ve been injured whilst on a snorkelling excursion – the organisers could be at fault. What matters is that you’re not to blame for your accident, and that means Accident Advice Helpline can help you claim the compensation you deserve.
Whether you’ve suffered lacerations or broken bones whilst snorkelling, give us a call on 0800 689 0500 for confidential advice and to find out if you’re eligible to make a claim for personal injury compensation. Our personal injury lawyers have years of experience helping people to claim compensation, and we could help you too.
Date Published: October 28, 2015
Author: Paula Beaton