Summer is often the time of year when many keen anglers take to the seas on organised fishing trips, and whether you’ve taken part in a fishing trip in the UK or as part of a package holiday abroad, fishing trip injuries have the potential to occur anywhere, at any time.
It isn’t all doom and gloom though – if you’ve sustained fishing trip injuries through no fault of your own, Accident Advice Helpline is here to help you make a claim for personal injury compensation. Since 2000, we’ve been helping people claim the compensation they deserve and we have a great track record of successful claims, as well as an endorsement from UK TV personality Dame Esther Rantzen (who also happens to be our patron).
How have you been injured?
Fishing trip injuries could range from the minor – cutting yourself on a fishing hook – to more serious injuries such as concussion sustained after a fall from a boat. The company operating the trip take responsibility for your health and safety whilst you’re on board, and you should always be provided with a life jacket, which you should wear at all times. Here are a few examples of common injuries that could occur on a fishing trip:
- Concussion or head injuries – often from impacting the boat or the water if you go overboard
- Fractures, again often sustained as you brace yourself if you fall overboard
- Fishing hook and line injuries – for example tangled in the line, cutting yourself on a fishing hook or tackle or being dragged into the water by your catch
- Slip, trip or fall injuries including broken bones, cuts and bruises and ligament/tendon injuries. These could be sustained when getting on or off the boat or on the boat itself, as surfaces could be slippery
Should you claim?
If you or a member of your family have been injured and you feel more could have been done to prevent your accident – give us a call. We specialise in personal injury claims and over the years we’ve helped hundreds of people to claim compensation after an organised fishing trip has gone wrong, leaving them injured. It’s affordable to claim too as we provide a 100% no win, no fee* service.
We believe you’re entitled to make a claim if somebody else has caused your accident, so call Accident Advice Helpline now on 0800 689 0500. It’s free to call and you can expect expert, confidential advice; we promise never to push you into making a claim and there is no obligation to proceed.
Date Published: July 27, 2015
Author: Rob Steen