There are many beautiful harbour locations around the United Kingdom, but the public is often unaware of potential risks and hazards when visiting them. If you have been injured while at a harbour, then you could make a harbour accident claim for compensation. Accident Advice Helpline is here if this was the case. We assist clients with the claims process in order to maximise compensation and increase the chances of a successful case. Our knowledge could help you secure appropriate compensation. To find out whether you can claim, ring our free, 24-hour helpline and chat to one of our helpful advisors.
Who is responsible for harbour accidents?
Harbour and pier amusement parks are a great day out for adults and children alike. There are often rides and other exciting activities to take part in. While, accidents are a rare occurrence, the proximity to water and the busy environment can lead to serious accidents and injuries. For example, you could make a claim if you or your child fell from a railing or structure that was not safe or had been badly maintained and sustained a broken limb or concussion. We would make the claim against those responsible, either the local council or another third party, so you would receive a monetary sum to cover the costs of medical bills and other out-of-pocket expenses.
Docks and harbours are usually owned by businesses. These businesses operate and administer the facilities at the harbour. It is very likely that they work with the police, National Coastwatch Institution, Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) and beach rescue teams to make the waters as safe as possible for the general public. Water sports and swimming are popular activities, so health and safety must always be prioritised to reduce the risks of a serious accident. If you think that your injuries could have been prevented, and the negligence of a third party played a part in the accident, then you have a right to claim.
How to make a harbour accident claim
You can make a no win no fee* claim if the accident took place during the past three years. There is a strict deadline for all claims, so we recommend that you act as soon as possible to start proceedings. You must also have received treatment from medical staff at the scene or at a local hospital or other medical facility. Our expert solicitors will then piece together all the details of your case through witness accounts and photographs. They will use medical and financial documents to maximise compensation and the chances of a successful claim.
You do not need a penny to start a claim, so call us from a landline on 0800 689 0500 to talk through your options with our helpful advisors. We have assisted clients with claims since 2000 and we know what to do to get the money you need to make your life easier. A claim could be just what you and your family need to deal with the mental anguish and financial strain of a serious injury. If you need to adapt your home to help with permanent or long term injuries, a claim will pay for it. You can text ‘claim365’ to 88010 for the best advice available.
Date Published: July 20, 2015
Author: David Brown