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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

    Survivor guide: Boating in the Lake District

    The Lake District is one of the most breathtakingly beautiful areas in the whole of the United Kingdom. Whether you are after peaceful tranquility, a romantic getaway or fun-filled family adventures, there is something for everyone.

    What you don’t want, of course, is to have your time ruined by a personal injury caused by an avoidable accident. Public accidents can be as embarrassing and confidence-sapping as they are physically painful and boating in the Lake District can cause more damage than most.

    How can I avoid personal injuries while boating in the Lake District?

    The first thing to do is to establish your level. It’s important to be honest. After all, there is no point starting off somewhere too challenging and ending up getting into difficulty.

    Many of the more famous lakes, such as Windermere and Coniston, have dedicated lessons for kayaking and canoeing which help you get a feel for the activity before you head out alone.

    The other main advantage to using these places is that you know the equipment has been rigorously and thoroughly tested.

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    Once you are confident enough to head out without a guide, it is still best to exercise caution. Life-jackets are normally available and are essential for non-confident swimmers. You should always look to hire your equipment from a reputable and professional source.

    Can I make a personal injury claim if I have an accident?

    You can make a claim for accident compensation providing your case meets certain criteria, including:

    –  The accident was clearly the fault of somebody else, either through negligence or a mistake of their own.

    –  The incident occurred within the last three years

    –  The subsequent injuries were caused by the incident.

    For example, if you are given a dodgy boat from a hire company and consequently injure yourself trying to prevent it from sinking, or from escaping the sunken vessel, then you may well have a case for personal injury compensation.

    What should I do if I think I have a case?

    If you think you have a personal injury claim to make, call Accident Advice Helpline on their freephone service where a dedicated team of professionals are waiting to offer assistance and pressure-free guidance.

    Accident Advice Helpline are a law firm with over a decade’s worth of experience in dealing with injury claims including road traffic accidents, workplace injuries and public slips, trips, and falls.

    So for expert legal advice about a possible claim call Accident Advice Helpline today on: 0800 689 0500 from a landline or: 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.

    Date Published: November 6, 2013

    Author: David Brown

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