You may have visited Polruan while on holiday, or perhaps you live there and are involved in the fishing industry. If you have suffered an injury in an accident which was no fault of yours in the last three years, you could be thinking about making a compensation claim in Polruan. You can make a compensation claim in Polruan or elsewhere in the UK for a work-related illness which you have been diagnosed with in the last three years, or for any illness which you can prove was the result of another person’s negligence.
Compensation claim in Polruan and the fishing industry
The Seaman’s Mission states that “inshore and deep sea commercial fishing remains the UK’s most dangerous peacetime occupation. Fishermen are 115 times more likely to suffer a fatal accident than the rest of the workforce.” The Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) states that a lot of fatal accidents are the result of men fishing in boats alone and their failure to wear life jackets. Many fishermen find life jackets too cumbersome to wear and so buoyancy oilskins are often used instead, as they are the next best thing when it comes to preserving life. There are also ‘personal flotation devices’ (PFDs) which are lightweight and easy to wear, so that if someone is washed overboard these devices can keep them afloat.
If a fisherman drowns because he is not using a life-preserver which his employer had issued him with, then a personal injury compensation claim for the fatality could not be made by his family. If, however the fisherman was wearing a life-preserving device which was faulty, then a personal injury compensation claim could be possible against the employer who issued it or against the manufacturer.
Slips, trips and falls can also occur on fishing boats and if a person tripped over an obstacle on deck which should have been properly stowed away but was not, then a personal injury compensation claim in Polruan or elsewhere could be made as the owner or a member of the crew had been negligent in his duties.
If negligence on the part of another person resulted in an accident and injury, then there are probably grounds on which to base a personal injury compensation claim.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you think that you have grounds to file a personal injury compensation claim, then you can contact us at Accident Advice Helpline for expert legal advice about a claim. We have more than a decade’s experience of dealing with such claims and are a law firm that works all over the UK with a team of specialist solicitors. We can advise on any type of claim, from a Medical Negligence claim to one relating to a slip, trip or fall.
Why not visit our Accident Advice Helpline website for more information? If you would prefer, you can call us free of charge, at any time, for expert legal advice. Call 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. Why not give us a ring now?