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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Hunting accident claim

    Hunting accidents can occur for a variety of reasons. Whether yours was the result of a defective product or negligence on the part of the company offering the hunting service, you might be entitled to make a hunting accident claim. Accident Advice Helpline will be able to guide you on how to proceed with making a compensation claim of this nature.

    Product liability in hunting accident claims

    A major cause of hunting accidents is defective products. For example, defective rifles can pose a high risk. If a weapon is not manufactured properly or there is a flaw in the design of the weapon, the consequences can potentially be serious. A product is considered defective if it does not meet the legitimate expectations of its regular users.

    A hunting rifle with a defective safety mechanism could cause the firearm to discharge unexpectedly, for example. A faulty trigger mechanism could also cause an unexpected misfire. There have been numerous hunting accident claims made in which people were injured as a result of a hunting rifle firing without the trigger being pulled.

    Design flaws in the rifle can also lead to accidents. Bad design can create firing problems, issues with the scope or problems with some other part of the rifle. It is very important to remember that if your accident was caused by a defective rifle, it is essential to keep the rifle in question in the same condition as it was on the day that the accident occurred.

    Hunting accident claims not relating to product defects

    Hunting accidents can also occur due to human error. The company that arranged your expedition may have been careless in ensuring your safety, which led to the accident. It may also be the case that you were working as a hunting guide when an accident occurred which was not your fault. In both cases, you may be entitled to make a claim.

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    Making a hunting accident claim

    Whatever the details surrounding your hunting accident, Accident Advice Helpline will be able to assist in making a hunting accident claim. In order to understand the complex issues that surround a claim of this nature, speak to one of our consultants on our free 24-hour legal helpline. Call us on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.

    Date Published: October 12, 2013

    Author: David Brown

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