Working as a trawlerman is generally regarded to be one of the toughest jobs you could do. However, for some, it is a way of life and a living. Imagine then how difficult it could be if you were working in that job and you were injured. This could prevent you from earning a wage for the near future – or permanently if your injuries are severe. Since you are at the mercy of the waves and the weather whenever you are out on the trawler, it is easy to understand the potential dangers that are present in this job.
Trawlerman injury compensation has been paid in the past in cases where people have been injured while doing their jobs as trawlermen. For a compensation claim to be successful, the person making the claim must be in a position to prove someone else was negligent in some way.
How might negligence lead to an accident?
While there are potential dangers on board a boat of this type, they should be dealt with as best as possible. For example, a risk assessment prior to going out to sea could identify potential dangers that could be dealt with to reduce the associated risks. This alone could reduce the odds of a trawlerman injury compensation claim needing to be made.
Injuries can be severe in these situations too. A simple slip caused by sliding on an unclean deck could lead to a head injury. Similarly, tripping over something that has been left to slide around on the deck could mean a serious injury. If handrails or other places to hang on by are broken or not present, someone could go overboard very easily indeed.
Can you make a claim?
There is a possibility you could claim for compensation if you have worked as a trawlerman within the last three years and been injured during that period. You should get proper expert advice on your situation though, as not all accidents will lead to a successful claim being made.
To find out where your situation sits in the scheme of things, make sure you call the team working at Accident Advice Helpline now. We will be able to assess your case if you call 0800 689 0500 and take the chance to talk with one of our advisors. Get some no-obligation advice here today – you might be glad you did.
Date Published: September 29, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead