To make an open water swimming accident claim, you can find suitable advice and no win, no fee* legal representation from the personal injury specialists at Accident Advice Helpline. We have been helping accident victims since 2000, making us the perfect choice for claim specialists.
Can I make an open water swimming accident claim?
There are some general rules about making an accident claim. We can normally help you if your accident happened in the last three years and you were injured because of someone else.
At the start of every claim process, we will review what happened to you. You may have been injured because the water you were swimming in had dangerous objects in it, or because it opened out onto a fast flowing river that you were dragged into. You may have nearly drowned or lost consciousness temporarily, in the water. This could have been a highly traumatic incident, leaving you with a lingering fear of swimming and recurrent anxiety or panic attacks.
You could also have been injured because someone else on or in the water at the same time as you collided with you. You could have suffered a concussion, a broken arm or broken leg, which could have been dangerous, as you were swimming in open water.
Establishing the evidence surrounding your accident
To prove that someone else caused your open water swimming accident, all that may be needed are credible witnesses, video footage, photos or documentation to prove you and the other party were in the water at the same time.
Perhaps you were swimming with family or friends, who saw how someone else injured you. Many people take videos or photos on their mobile phones or other personal devices these days, so there may also be a clear visual record of your accident. If you are not sure what kind of evidence is suitable to build your claim, just ask one of our friendly call advisors when you first contact us.
What are the benefits of making a claim?
Obviously, the main benefit of making a claim for accident compensation is that you can receive a substantial financial boost. This may be badly needed, as the impact of an accident could leave you with medical fees, accident-related travel expenses and a loss of earnings if you stopped working. Our expert lawyers will always help to get you the best claim that your case deserves.
The emotional benefit of a claim is that you know that the party at fault has acknowledged their culpability. You may have known the person at fault, either as a friend or by common acquaintance, but this should not stop you from making a claim. After all, your accident could have left you with serious physical, mental or financial difficulties, which a successful accident claim can help alleviate.
To find out if you can make an open water swimming accident claim, call our free, 24-hour helpline on 0800 689 0500. If you would like to know what you could be entitled to before speaking with us, use our free 30-second claim calculator on our homepage.
Date Published: July 26, 2015
Author: David Brown