Snorkelling is a great way to see aquatic life up close and personal, and it’s fun for all the family. Although it’s statistically safer than diving, you could still be injured whilst snorkelling, and if this has happened to you or a member of your family, you might be wondering if you could claim personal injury compensation. The easiest way to find out is to get snorkelling injury compensation advice from Accident Advice Helpline, within three years of your accident happening.
How could you be injured?
Snorkelling in rough weather conditions could cause injuries when water enters your snorkel, so it’s important to go snorkelling with at least one other person, in case the worst happens, and avoid poor weather conditions. You should also avoid snorkelling after eating a meal or drinking alcohol. Alcohol will slow your reaction times and co-ordination, but it also increases the risk of a vocal cord spasm if water enters your windpipe, making it impossible to breathe.
You can reduce your chances of being injured in a snorkelling accident if you take instruction from a reputable school/instructor and always ensure that you are accompanied by at least one other person on your adventures. If the worst happens and you are injured, the school or instructor could be held liable if they have put you at risk and failed to keep you safe. Accident Advice Helpline’s advisors are on hand to offer snorkelling injury compensation advice, should this happen to you.
How much compensation could you receive?
Although most snorkelling injuries are minor, you could sustain serious injuries, for example if water enters your snorkel. The amount of compensation you could receive will take into account not only the severity of your injuries, but also any financial losses you’ve suffered after your accident. For example if you have suffered serious injuries and needed to take time off work, we will take this into account when working out your personal injury settlement.
The easiest way to find out how much compensation you could be entitled to is to head for our website and take the 30-second test, then get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500. Our advisors are here to offer snorkelling injury compensation advice and thank to their 15 years’ experience in the industry, they can also answer any questions you have about the claims process. It’s free to call us and our phone line is open 24/7 – plus all advice is given in confidence and there’s no obligation to proceed with a claim unless you’re sure it’s the right step for you to take.
Date Published: August 2, 2016
Author: Paula Beaton