Mariners and seamen work on ships, boats, yachts and other sea vessels. Working at sea can leave you exposed to natural elements and other risks, such as large machinery and cargo. Serious accidents can occur when things go wrong and it may have been the fault of your employer if you sustained devastating injuries. We can make sure that your employer or other third party is brought to justice by making them pay a settlement fee. We do this by making a personal injury claim.
Accident Advice Helpline is a tried, tested and trusted legal firm operating in the UK to help victims claim money. There are several reasons why you will want to claim with us. These include:
- Free expert claims and sailor injury advice available on our free, 24-hour helpline and on our website. We can answer any queries you have about personal injury claims.
- Our no win, no fee* policy eliminates any barriers for entry. You can claim if you are struggling financially or out of work.
- We have a team of legal experts who will maximise compensation. Our solicitors are experienced and will take care of all of the finer details relating to your sailor accident claim.
You should be able to claim if your sailor injuries were sustained in an accident that occurred no more than three years ago, if you were given treatment for your injuries and if a third party, such as your employer, was to blame. To confirm your eligibility for a claim, visit our website and take our 30-second test.
Sailor injury advice and examples of sailor accidents
Sailors have to work and live at sea, often in cramped and noisy conditions with many dangers and risks. Occupational hazards such as fatigue, isolation and stress are also common. You could claim if your employer did not do their utmost to prevent these conditions. Sailor claims usually involve other physical injuries, such as being crushed by heavy cargo or being struck by other objects and machinery. Your employer must take risk assessment seriously and plan for all eventualities of specific work tasks. If they fail to adhere to health and standards, then you could be able to claim for any injuries you sustain.
Sailor injuries are wide ranging in their severity. Concussions and broken bones would be considered minor injuries compared to permanent eye injuries, punctured lungs or other multiple injuries, wounds and lacerations. However, they can all be claimed for if they have had a negative impact on your life.
What expenses can I claim for?
Even small costs, such as travelling to the hospital, can mount up if you need a lot of treatment. You can claim to get these costs back. A claim will also reimburse you for the trauma and pain caused by the accident and lost income if your sailor career has been cut short. We will make a claim after we have added all these costs up. We will then work with the courts and third party insurers to secure you a sum that will compensate you for what has happened.
Ask Accident Advice Helpline for the latest sailor injury advice by dialling 0800 689 0500 from a landline phone. You can also text claim365 to 88010.
Date Published: June 15, 2015
Author: David Brown