Paddle boarding has become one of the most popular water sports in Britain today; however, sometimes things can go wrong and you may need to make a paddle boarding accident claim following an accident. A successful claim can help you pay towards any unexpected expenses, such as visits to the doctor, prescriptions, travel and time off work. Accident Advice Helpline could be a great help to you in this instance.
How to contact us
You can contact Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 180 4123. This is a free, 24-hour helpline. One of our expert call advisors will go through the details of your paddle boarding accident with you and try to establish if you have a potentially valid claim for compensation. If you prefer to use a mobile phone, you can call us on 0333 500 0992. This number also reaches our 24-hour helpline. Another easy option to contact us is to use our call back service. Simply text ‘claim 365’ to 88010 and one of our specialist associates will make contact with you.
When paddle boarding, you stand on a surfboard or other flat board on the water, and use a long paddle to move around. The sport can give you a great workout and it can be great fun to go out on the water with family or friends. Paddle boarding looks like fun and can be a very invigorating sport, but like any water sport, it has inherent risks. You can slip on your board, lose your paddle, fall into the water, bump into obstacles in the water or be put at risk by other people on the water. A fast travelling boat, wind surfer or jet skier, for example, could put you at significant risk of injury by going too fast near you.
Where we can potentially help you raise a paddle boarding accident claim for financial compensation is if your paddle board accident was caused by someone else. One of the first things we need to do to check your eligibility to claim is to establish who caused your accident. You can start by documenting as much as you remember about your accident. The basis for a strong case includes things like witness statements, photographic or video evidence, your medical records and any receipts for expenses arising from your accident. You may have had to seek medical help, which could include psychological counselling, physical examinations, or even an operation.
The benefit of claiming compensation
The main benefit of claiming compensation is that you can gain some financial peace of mind. If you experienced loss of earnings due to your paddle boarding accident, or incurred unexpected medical or travel expenses, your claim could help you pay towards these. You may also have chosen to undergo private counselling sessions to deal with your psychological health. Although Accident Advice Helpline does not pay directly towards your medical or counselling fees, you can use a successful paddle boarding accident claim to pay towards it yourself.
Date Published: November 11, 2014
Author: David Brown