Boating is a lot of fun for people of all ages, but it can also be dangerous when certain precautions aren’t made. Below are some of the mishaps that can happen on a boat that can lead to injuries.
Collisions with personal watercraft, boats, and other kinds of watercraft can make claiming compensation in Swindon due to a boating accident
There are so many types of watercraft that are out in the world that it’s no wonder that there are a lot of accidents. Since people go to the same spots for boating, collisions happen a lot.
Collisions with sandbars, buoys, and piers can make claiming compensation in Swindon possible due to a boating accident
Whether because of flagrant disregard or inexperience, boats sometimes don’t observe the channel designations, signs, or buoy placements. When collisions happen with these kinds of objects, people are often hurt seriously.
Collisions with piers, buoys and sandbars can cause claiming compensation in Swindon to be possible due to a boating accident
Whether out of inexperience or flagrant disregard, drivers often fail to observe channel designations, buoy placements and signs. When boaters collide with these objects, passengers are often seriously hurt.
Improper anchoring can cause an injury claim due to a boating accident
Unknowledgeable or inexperienced boaters will often drop the anchors of their boat off their boat’s wrong side. When the passengers go from starboard to port or stern to bow, the weight distribution along with the imbalance often results in the boat being capsized.
Fires can lead to injury claims
Fires onboard boats happen due to aged, not insulated, or faulty wiring. Some other causes are spilled petrol, fuel leaks, overheating engine and appliances that are poorly grounded. Fires can lead to nasty burns and other kinds of injuries that people suffer because of the fire. When there is a fire, people will often panic and that can lead to hysteria.
Damaged hulls can lead to injury claims
Any time a boat collides with another boat, a dock or another solid object, this can damage the hull. Since cold damages generally are underwater, they’re very hard to see. The boat may take on water, leading to flooding, capsizing, or sinking. Think about The Titanic. People lost their lives because of that damaged hull. People are still losing their lives because of ships going down.
Falling overboard or on board
When someone drives a boat really fast or they make reckless manoeuvres, this can cause someone to fall over the side of the boat or fall on the boat. This can cause injuries to the people on the boat, some of which can be very serious.
For those who have been injured on a boat, it’s a good idea to make a claim. The best way to do this is to get a solicitor. If you want some advice, give us a call.
Date Published: 9th November 2013
Author: David Brown