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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

    Causes of accidents in South Lakeland


    While very few of us are lucky enough to own our own boat (perhaps a dinghy) some do still enjoy the delights of sailing and travelling via boat whilst on holiday. Whatever the causes of accidents in South Lakeland, you could be eligible to make a claim for compensation if the accident wasn’t your fault.

    Of course being in the open water, or even just on a local boating lake, can be fraught with dangers and as a result people are exposed to various risks. For the most part, these are well managed and injuries are avoided; however, there are times when things don’t quite go to plan and as a result you could be entitled to make a no-win, no-fee* South Lakeland claim.

    If you have been injured as a result of the actions of someone else, or due to the negligence or failings of someone else, then Accident Advice Helpline could help you make a no-win, no-fee* claim to secure financial compensation for those injuries.

    Why not speak to us today to find out more?

    Causes of accidents in South Lakeland

    The causes of accidents in South Lakeland that can occur when it comes to boats and other sea worthy vessels can be various, depending on the precise situation involved. The nature of your no-win, no-fee claim will obviously depend on where you were, what happened and ultimately who is likely to be found to be responsible and liable.

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    One of the most common types of injury and accidents that can occur when you are on board or yacht or similar vessel is a slip or trip. With water being an ever present hazard the opportunity to slip on unmopped decks is common place.

    A simple policy in place to ensure that such decks are constantly cleaned or monitored, or the presence of non-slip matting can be enough to counter these risks and reduce the chance of claims being made.

    Trips also frequently occur when debris, rubbish or tools and equipment are left lying around and present a hazard to both members of the public and crew alike. Ensuring that someone is monitoring gangways and access areas is essential, and storage should be provided to minimise the risks of items being left abandoned in dangerous locations.

    If you are eating on board a ship or yacht then there is also the risk that you may be exposed to food poisoning or some other form of stomach bug. Lack of personal hygiene or even stringent policies in place can lead to all sorts of bugs and germs being present on board. With nowhere else to go you are effectively a sitting duck.

    Contact our no-win, no-fee* solicitors today

    If you think you could be entitled to make a no-win, no-fee* claim after experiencing an accident on board a boat or cruise ship in the last three years then take our 30-second test.

    Accident Advice Helpline can provide you with help and advice on the causes of accidents in South Lakeland, and our team of advisers is on hand to make sure you have all the advice you need when it comes to making a successful claim.

    Call free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for free, no obligation advice about making a claim. Lines are open daily or you can try our 30-second test via the website. 

    Date Published: 26th November 2014

    Author: David Brown

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