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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

    The dangers of fly fishing

    The many dangers of fly fishing have the potential to ruin what should be an enjoyable and memorable activity. There’s nothing quite like getting out into the great outdoors and pitting yourself against nature. Providing you don’t get injured whilst doing so. What are the main dangers of fly fishing? As opposed to the obvious….

    Can you claim if you fall on a boat whilst fishing?

    Suffering a fall on a boat whilst fishing can be painful and dangerous. Given the location of sea fishing, it’s easy to understand why safety precautions are so important. What are the most common causes of a fall on a boat whilst fishing? The reason such great care needs to be taken to avoid accidents….

    Why you should always carry a first aid box when fishing

    Safety advice for fishing trips always recommends a first aid kit as part of your essential items to pack. Here is why you should always carry a first aid box when fishing. Why you must carry a first aid box when fishing Fishing accidents can and will happen from time to time. You may, for….

    Essential safety equipment to bring on a fishing trip

    What kind of essential safety equipment to bring on a fishing trip depends on the circumstances, but it is extremely important to have these on you. Essential safety equipment to bring on a fishing trip If for example, you are going on a trip in your own boat and you are heading more than two miles….

    How to safely enjoy a fishing trip

    Fishing is widely regarded as a relaxing pursuit. If you’re off fishing for the day, you’re probably looking forward to chilling out, enjoying some peace and quiet and taking in the views. Nobody wants to set off with the risk of injuries on their mind, but it is always helpful to bear some safety tips….

    How to cast a fishing rod correctly to prevent injury

    Casting off incorrectly or carelessly is responsible for many injuries while fishing. Knowing how to cast a fishing rod properly can help to prevent casting-related fishing accidents to yourself or others. How to cast a fishing rod If handled incorrectly, the combination of fishing rod, line and hook can be dangerous. This is particularly true when….

    Safety precautions to take when fishing on a boat

    Lots of people enjoy fishing. Going fishing can help you to feel relaxed, and enable you to take advantage of the great outdoors. For some people, fishing is not just a hobby, it’s a career. It’s important to take safety precautions when fishing on a boat so you don’t have an accident which results in….

    Safe storage of fishing knives

    When we thinking of fishing equipment, we typically consider lines, nets, reels, hooks and braids, yet anglers will often regard their fishing knives as their most prized possession. With such stringent laws surrounding carrying knives in the UK, it is important that anglers wise up on storage of fishing knives. Correct storage of fishing knives can also minimise the risk….

    On shore fishing and what dangers there are

    If standing on the shore, or sitting on the pier, fishing rod in hand, is your idea of paradise, you may be looking forward to summer holidays and some well-earned time off. On shore fishing affords you the opportunity to chill out, take in the views and soak up the sun, but it can sometimes be….

    Dealing with infected cuts from fishing accidents

    Due to the nature of their work, anglers are particularly susceptible to work-related infection and illness, especially of the hands. It is not uncommon for anglers to suffer from infected cuts, should they sustain lacerations caused by fishhooks, knives and wires. These accidents at work can vary in severity, causing slight discomfort, to severe flu-like symptoms and hospitalisation. Treatment of….

    Injuries for off-shore fishermen

    Off-shore fishing is a high-risk occupation. Accidents at work for fisherman often have serious, even fatal consequences. Here are some of the main risks faced by off-shore fishermen. Fishermen vessel accidents Many work injuries and deaths are caused by fishing vessels: Colliding with other vessels Being struck by large waves Running aground Experiencing instability Being flooded Injuries resulting from such fishing vessel accidents range….

    The dangers of rock fishing

    Rock fishing can be an extremely enjoyable, rewarding pastime. In order to prevent personal injuries, it is however vital to be aware of and prepared for the possible dangers of rock fishing. Dangers of rock fishing: Tides Fishing rock marks, or rock fishing, is often done from remote or exposed locations. There are many marks….

    What NOT to do when fishing at your local river

    Doing the wrong thing at the wrong time when fishing at your local river can not only land you in hot water with the law, it could also cause you or others to suffer an accidental injury. The law In order to stay out of trouble with legal authorities, it is important not to: Fish….

    Commercial fishing vs leisurely fishing: The dangers of both

    Many of the dangers faced by fishermen are common to both commercial and recreational fishing activities. Such common dangers include slips, trips and falls; injuries by electrocution, fires or explosions and collisions with other vessels. Other common risks Extreme weather can also result in commercial and recreational fishing vessels to capsize or sink, causing injuries….

    Fishing accidents: What bait should I lure fish with?

    There is no doubt that the question what bait to use for luring fish has sparked many lengthy discussions, even heated debates, among anglers and fishermen around the world. The fact is, every fish has a preference as to what it will actually bite on and listing all those preferences would take forever. Six baits….

    Fishing accidents: Defining the Reach-Throw-Go rescue technique

    Fishing accidents involving people falling into the water can happen anywhere. Depending on the circumstances, would-be rescuers could also be at risk of falling into the water and suffering a personal injury themselves. Assessing risks and developing solid action plans quickly before selecting the most appropriate rescue techniques is elementary to prevent further accidental injuries….

    Fishing accidents: How to safely use a fishing rod

    Many fishing accidents are caused by anglers hooking themselves or others while casting their lines. How to use a fishing rod, cast safely and prevent fishing-related injuries depends partly on the intended type of fishing and the corresponding type of rod and reel combination. Basic categories There are five basic main categories of fishing rod….

    Fishing accidents: How to safely wade in the water

    Even simple slips, trips and falls in the middle of a river could cause life-threatening fishing accidents. Knowing how to safely wade not only makes fishing more enjoyable, it could also save your life. Initial preparations Prevent personal injuries by thinking ahead. Ask yourself whether wading where you are is safe and what your options….

    Fishing accidents: Caught with a fish hook?

    Whether fishing from boats or river banks, there is nothing quite like catching your own fish to cap a satisfying day. Unfortunately sometimes an angler hooks something different, themself. Here are a few tips on dealing with fish hook injuries. Sit, calm and cut When someone is caught by a hook, get them to sit….

    Fishing accidents: How to safely cope with the sun

    The cold, wet and often extremely windy environmental conditions fishermen are continually exposed to significantly increase the risk of injuries at work and work-related illnesses. This is added to by the fact that at sea, unhindered reflection of sunlight exposes fishing crews to the risk of potentially permanent damage to both their eyes and skin…..

    Fishing accidents: Encountering insects

    Creature-related fishing injuries at sea are mostly the result of marine animals like poisonous fish, jellyfish or sponges, crabs or shrimps (fishermen around the northern and southeastern regions of Brazil in particular fear the mantis shrimp, a feisty little creature commonly known as the ‘thumb-split). Fishing on freshwater rivers, lakes and ponds can also expose….

    Fishing accidents: Coping with bad weather

    Dense fog, sudden gales and major storms at sea are among the most significant causes of fishing accidents. Having the potential to cause vessels to capsize, get grounded or become lost, bad weather is often also known to cause collisions. Heavy storms and rough seas can also damage hulls, causing vessels to sink, or result….

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