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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 water sports injury compensation


    Whenever you decide to have a go at any water sport, you have a right to expect health and safety to be top of the list of concerns of the people providing those sports. Every business has to adhere to health and safety rules, but it is perhaps easier to see where those rules will come into play in this particular case.

    Water sports might include surfing, parasailing, sailing or water skiing. Many companies involved in this area will offer all of these sports, so you can choose which one you would rather try. In every case you should be given protective gear and a life vest just in case you end up in the water. You should also be aware of all the safety procedures and be able to rely on the people in charge to have checked all the equipment that will be used.

    What if something goes wrong?

    For you to have a chance to claim water sports injury compensation, you must have proof that negligence played a part in your accident. It is perfectly normal to end up in the water or to fall off your water skis, especially if you are inexperienced. But there should be no danger from a lack of safety on the part of those who provide the experience.

    Fortunately very few businesses are operated at less than excellent levels by those concerned. However there have been a few occasions where people trying these sports have been hurt because the people providing these experiences have been negligent in some way.

    How can you find out whether this was the case for you?

    It is not always easy to determine whether water sports injury compensation is possible to claim. That is why we would always recommend you get some professional legal advice, ideally from someone with experience in dealing with claims just like these.

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    Accident Advice Helpline has many professional injury compensation lawyers, making it easy for us to connect with the right person when you want to learn more. Call now on 0800 689 0500 to find out when you can speak with a lawyer about your accident. Don’t stay silent – see if you do have a chance to claim compensation because of the injuries you recently suffered.

    Date Published: September 12, 2015

    Author: Allison Whitehead

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