Harbours are potentially dangerous places and anyone suffering an injury there should consider seeking harbour injury advice.
Whether you were working in the harbour or were there as a visitor and were unfortunate enough to suffer an injury, you may well want to know what options are open to you. Your injuries may have led to you having to lose time at work, leading to lost wages. If the injuries were particularly serious, you may not have been able to work again or have had to take premature retirement. There will also be other costs for you to face such as prescription charges, expenses for travel to and from treatment sessions, and for personal care. By seeking harbour injury advice you may learn whether you can recover any of your financial losses through a claim and be compensated for your pain and suffering.
Who do I contact for harbour injury advice?
Here at Accident Advice Helpline we are a legal firm with a record of offering accident advice for many years. We have a team of solicitors with the expertise to handle cases if we discover the client has grounds for a compensation claim.
You can contact us via our free, 24-hour helpline and there are highly trained call handlers available to take your call in a sympathetic and friendly, yet professional manner.
What information should I provide?
To be able to offer you the best possible advice in regards to your harbour injury, we need to be able to build a picture of what actually happened and who was responsible for the accident. That means we need to hear your account of the unfortunate event and the accounts of any witnesses. That is why we at Accident Advice Helpline always advise you to take the names and contact details of anyone who witnessed the accident.
If you were the cause of your own misfortune, there is little chance you will be able to make a claim. However, if you were the innocent party, we will try to identify who was responsible, as any claim will be made against that person or organisation.
The importance of seeing your doctor
You should see your doctor following your injury. Of course, this is because you can receive treatment. However, if you are to make a claim for injury you need to have evidence of those injuries and this will be done through your doctor’s report.
Our advice is that if you have not already made an appointment to see your doctor you should do so right away. Injuries can worsen over time so you should still visit the doctor, even if your injuries appear to be only minor.
Should we advise you that there are grounds for a claim, the doctor’s report could be crucial because it could determine the amount of compensation awarded.
Injuries can have detrimental effects on people’s lives, but often they do not know if they have any redress. By contacting us at Accident Advice Helpline, you will learn if there is redress and the various options available to you. Call us today on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile.
Date Published: July 18, 2015
Author: David Brown