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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

    I was injured when launching a boat, can I claim?

    Accident Advice Helpline is the best place to call if you need to ask the question, “I was injured when launching a boat, can I claim?”

    If you were injured when launching a boat and the accident was caused by the negligence of others, then you are entitled to compensation for any financial consequences you suffer because of the injury.

    Many things can go wrong when launching a boat, but most are avoidable. If an accident was caused by faulty or improper equipment, lack of proper training or safety procedures not being followed, then your accident was caused by negligence.

    What sort of injuries can I claim for?

    There are many different injuries that can occur when launching a boat. These can include cuts, broken bones, strained muscles and head and spinal injuries. If you have suffered an injury that was caused by someone else’s negligence and that caused you to suffer financially, you are entitled to claim compensation.

    What to do

    If you are injured when launching a boat, the first thing you should do is consult a doctor. Hopefully, you will quickly recover from your injuries, but if you do need to make a personal injury claim, the medical evidence of your injuries will be vital.

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    As soon as you feel able, try to record as many details as you can about the accident. This might include your role in the launch, how many other people were involved, weather conditions, and what equipment was being used. If anyone witnessed the accident, make a note of their name and contact details.

    Keep records of any expenses you incur as a result of your accident, such as medical treatment, transport to medical appointments and any equipment that is needed as a result of your injuries. If you are unable to work either temporarily or permanently, you should record how much of your earnings you have lost.

    When do I claim?

    The short answer is you should begin your claim as soon as possible after the accident. We understand that this may not always be possible. If your injuries are severe, you may need to focus on your physical and emotional recovery before even thinking about making a personal injury claim. Claims must be made within three years of your accident so as long as you call us in that time frame we can still help you with your claim.

    Call Accident Advice Helpline today. Our free helpline is available 24-hours a day. The number to call is 0800 180 4123, or 0333 500 0992 from your mobile. Once our trained advisors have confirmed that you are eligible for compensation, your details can be passed on to one of our expert solicitors who specialise in your injury type. They will work on a no win no fee basis, so do not worry about further expense.

    Call now. The sooner we can start the process, the sooner you will receive the compensation you deserve.

    Date Published: November 15, 2014

    Author: David Brown

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