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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

    Water sports accidents: Jet skiing

    Jet skiing can be an adrenaline pumping, exciting, thrilling sport to try. But, like most sports it has its danger element as well, which you need to be aware of when trying jet skiing, in order to avoid a travel accident.

    What dangers and accident claims come from jet skiing?

    One of the major accident claims, whilst jet skiing, is due to the fact that a jet ski is a motorised vehicle which can get out of control at times and cause bad travel accidents. This can be through faulty parts, not using it properly, or simply an unlucky accident. Jet skis can get up to quite high speeds, so you need to be careful and aware at all times to prevent a travel accident claim, as falling off could lead to a serious injury claim.

    How can I prevent a travel accident compensation claim?

    There are a few things to do in order to prevent a claim, and many of them are quite simple. First of all, if you are feeling unwell, or are under the influence of drugs or alcohol, do not get on a jet ski. This is the same for any moving vehicle, as you will not be fully focussed and a travel accident is much more likely to happen. Also, if it is your own jet ski, make sure the maintenance and repairs are kept up to date so that the jet ski will not malfunction and possibly lead to an injury claim. Finally, make sure you are competent on a jet-ski if riding on your own. This may seem an obvious one, but, like most vehicles you need to be trained and competent in order to enjoy jet skiing safely to avoid a travel accident.

    But, if anything does happen, such as a water sports accident that wasn’t your fault, you may be able to make a claim. Accident Advice Helpline are an independent compensation provider aimed at helping their clients get through the claims process, with as little stress as possible. Many clients settle their claims without even having to go to court. Take the easy 30-second compensation calculator test, or speak to one of the operatives on their advice line – 0800 689 0500 – to find out how much you could claim.

    Date Published: December 12, 2013

    Author: David Brown

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