If you were injured in the last three years from a kneelboarding accident, you may be wondering, ‘Can I claim for a kneelboarding accident?’ To check if you are eligible to claim accident compensation, and what your claim could be worth, you can contact the personal injury experts at Accident Advice Helpline.
Kneelboarding: The risks
Kneelboarding is a relatively new water sport. Related to surfing, skimboarding and water skiing, it involves going out on the water with a board. Kneelboarding however, also involves another person – you kneel on a short board that is pulled along by a boat, and you cannot move without this. You can go at a high speed along the water, and the sport can be very exciting, as you are very close to the water.
Of course, as with any water sport, the main risk is that you fall into the water. In fact, if you have gone out kneelboarding before, you will know that falling into the water can happen frequently – it is a natural part of the activity. Things are more serious however, if you had a nasty fall – you may have lost consciousness due to the impact with the water in your kneelboarding accident. You may have nearly drowned, or collided with an object in the water. If your accident was caused by someone else, you could be entitled to compensation for your injury.
To stay safe when kneelboarding, you can wear a life jacket and always keep the safety instructions in mind. Before you go out on the water, spend some time familiarising yourself with ways to keep safe. It is best to avoid shallow water, where an underwater object can pose a risk to your safety, and be sure to give others on the water plenty of space to move around you. Also, ask a health and safety official what you can do in the case of an accident. You should stay within sights of others on shore and always tell someone that you are going out.
You may have been taken out kneelboarding by a private operator on a family day out. The fact is, when you pay someone to go kneelboarding, the other party is legally bound to ensure they do all they can to meet certain health and safety regulations. Perhaps the operator gave you a faulty kneelboard, or took you into an unsafe part of the water. You may have collided with others because the person driving the boat was careless. If you can prove that the operator was at fault, perhaps through witness statements or video evidence, this could provide strong grounds for a kneelboarding accident claim.
How can Accident Advice Helpline help?
We can help by providing you with expert kneelboarding accident advice. All of our expert personal injury lawyers work on a no-win, no-fee basis and pride themselves on doing the best they can to secure you the highest compensation available.
To find out if you are eligible to make a kneelboarding accident claim, call us today on our free 24-hour helpline on 0800 689 0500.