Going for a ride on a speed boat is pretty exciting, whether you’re cruising the Thames, or enjoying a speed boat ride in hotter climes abroad. But it’s called a ‘speed’ boat for a reason – it goes pretty fast. Health and safety precautions need to be a priority to prevent speed boat injuries from occurring, and if you’ve been left injured after an organised speed boat ride, we can help you.
Claiming personal injury compensation for speed boat injuries doesn’t need to be complicated – in fact, Accident Advice Helpline can process most claims over the phone, and with our 100% no win, no fee* service, you have nothing to lose by picking up the phone and getting in touch with us.
Injuries sustained in speed boat accidents
You might be wondering what kinds of injury could be sustained on board a speed boat – here are just a few of the most common:
- Cuts, bruises and broken bones after a slip or trip getting onto or off the boat – or even on board
- Concussion/head injury, broken bones or lacerations sustained after a fall from the boat
- Hypothermia after falling into the water
- Lung injuries, usually after falling in and inhaling water
Travelling at speed, it’s vital that the operator of the speed boat is aware of everyone on board, so there should usually be at least two members of staff on boats – a driver and a spotter, to make sure nobody falls in. Everyone on board should be provided with a life jacket that’s fit for purpose and made aware of the safety precautions to take during the speed boat ride. The driver also takes responsibility for the boat’s speed, which may need to be adjusted according to weather conditions such as high winds or storms.
Has negligence caused your accident?
Before deciding whether or not to make a personal injury claim, ask yourself if somebody else’s negligence led to your speed boat injuries. If the answer is yes, then there’s a good chance your claim will be successful. Negligence could cover anything from failing to provide you with a functioning life jacket to driving the boat too fast in poor weather conditions.
No matter how minor or serious your injuries, Accident Advice Helpline can assist you – we have years of industry experience and come highly recommended by our patron, TV personality Dame Esther Rantzen. Call our freephone helpline right now on 0800 689 0500 for confidential, no-obligation advice from our personal injury advisors.