There are many types of accidents at sea, but the good news is that Accident Advice Helpline can start a sailor accident claim if your injuries were caused by the negligence of a third party. Falling on board a sea vessel can be dangerous and can result in spinal and head injuries. These injuries can have a dramatic effect on your life and your ability to earn a living. Making a claim will allow you to get these costs back. It is easier than you think and we have a no win, no fee* policy to get you started.
Sailor accident claim advice
Accident Advice Helpline is here if you or someone you know has been involved in an accident on a yacht, cruise liner, ship or boat. Whether you are a harbour pilot, a master or an able seaman, your employer must always look out for your safety when navigating or operating a water-borne vessel. Sea work can be dangerous and procedures must be followed to minimise the risks posed by weather conditions, such as severe storms and high waves, as well as the equipment you use. Any failure on your employer’s part could make them liable.
There is a three-year deadline for personal injury claims in the UK, however, sailor accident claims are among the rare cases that can be subject to separate regulations, which can limit the claim windows to just two years.
Sea life and liability
Life at sea can be difficult. There are long working hours and workers are often away from home for many months at a time. There is also the risk of devastating accidents that can force you and your fellow workers to vacate ship. This might happen due to a collision with another vessel or some other disaster. We can start a sailor accident claim if any of these accidents could have been prevented. You may have sustained severe head injuries after being struck by heavy cargo, lost an arm while operating machinery or fallen overboard due to the negligence of an untrained employee.
You have a right to make a sailor accident claim if any of these accidents were not your fault. Why pay for other people’s mistakes? Medical bills are costly and lost income can have a devastating impact on your personal finances. You should not be forced to deal with these negative consequences, especially if the accident has left you with life changing injuries. You deserve to be compensated in some way and they only way that will happen is if you work with a legal firm like Accident Advice Helpline.
Our solicitors will try to prove your sailor accident claim and provide documents to the court to show how it has affected your life. Special damages and general damages can all be claimed for, so you can expect compensation for pain and suffering and other more direct, out of pocket expenses, such as medication and transportation to and from your doctor’s office.
To find out what this means for you, just call our free, 24-hour helpline on 0800 689 0500 or text claim365 to 88010 for more information.
Date Published: June 15, 2015
Author: David Brown