Power boat racing is fun, fast-paced and competitive. If it’s your passion then it can be easy to forget that it is considered a dangerous hobby. Injuries in the sport are not uncommon, and without proper training and experience, power boats can be dangerous in the wrong hands.
If you or someone you love has been hurt, claiming compensation for a power boat injury is an option. Injuries can vary from minor (cuts and bruises) to more severe, such as a head injury or coma. No matter how you have been injured, the organisation running the race or event has a duty to ensure that participants and spectators are safe, and if you feel that this hasn’t happened, you’re entitled to make a claim for compensation.
There’s a three year time limit in place to make a claim, but it’s best to contact a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible when claiming compensation for a power boat injury. In some cases, if your claim is contested, it could take months or even years before a settlement is agreed, so it is best to find out now whether you have a viable claim rather than risk missing the deadline.
If someone you love has sustained life-changing injuries due to a power boat race, they may be unable to care for themselves. They may have to give up work, leading to loss of earnings and financial difficulties for the whole family, but they may also need 24-hour care and support as well as rehabilitation to ensure they recover from their injuries. As you can imagine, this type of medical care and support comes with a price tag, and this is something that will be taken into consideration when you make a claim for compensation.
Claiming for the future
Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we don’t believe you should have to struggle if you have been injured as a result of somebody else’s negligence. We are here to get you the compensation you deserve, whether you have sustained minor injuries or require medical care and are unable to return to work.
Get in touch with one of our professional personal injury lawyers today to find out what we can do for you – we offer confidential, no-obligation advice. You could find out right now how much you could claim by taking the 30-second test on our website, or call our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone to find out more about how we can help you.
Date Published: December 6, 2014
Author: David Brown