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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

    Claiming injury compensation when injured at sea

    The sea can be a treacherous mistress and whilst many of us take great pleasure in enjoying its vast beauty, it can’t be denied that accidents can, and will happen. Accidents that take place on ships, ferries, boats and other sea vessels can be incredibly serious or even fatal and if the accident in question was not your fault you could be able to make a personal injury claim for compensation.

    Filing an injury compensation claim for an accident that’s taken place at sea is an incredibly complex legal area that requires expert legal service. At Accident Advice Helpline, we’re more than confident that we’re the ones who can help guide you through the rough waters and help you find your way back to land, as amongst our staff are lawyers who specialise in maritime injury compensation.

    Injured at sea whilst at work?

    If you work at sea and had an accident that caused significant injury, it is more than likely to be the fault of your employer. Health and safety regulations are just as important at sea as they are on shore (perhaps even more so) and if your employer has not been adhering to those standards and you end up seriously injured as a result, they deserve to have a claim made against them. This will not only hopefully give you the compensation you deserve, but it will prevent the same employer from continuing with such dangerous working practices, thereby saving countless others who may follow in your wake.

    Injured at sea on holiday?

    Common injuries that happen at sea when claimants are on holiday include accidents on water craft such as jet skis or motorboats. If you are using these vehicles under the tutelage of a ‘trained professional’ and suffer an accident, it could be that this professional might not have given you adequate training or the craft itself could be defective. If you suspect the craft might not be completely sea worthy be sure to find out who owns the equipment and take some pictures before you leave as they could really help with your case. More general accidents also apply of course. Maybe you have been holidaying on a cruise ship (for example) and there was a wet floor on deck with no warning signs. If you tripped and fell you could have seriously injured yourself or even found yourself falling overboard. In either case, Accident Advice Helpline is primed to take your call.

    Accident Advice Helpline is a ‘no win, no fee*’ law firm who have specialised in personal injury claims for more than a decade and have one of the industry’s best win rate. In fact, the majority of our clients never even have to see the inside of a court room. So if you’ve had an accident at sea and think you deserve compensation, call our 24/7, no-obligation hotline now on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.

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    Date Published: October 20, 2013

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.