Portreath is one of the lovely beaches of the wild and dramatic North Cornish coast in the UK, famous for surfing and watersports. The village is a traditional fishing village with a long maritime history and not the sort of place people would expect to find a compensation claim expert. In fact, let’s hope they wouldn’t need one, their minds full of sea-faring and holiday adventures, but in fact, sea sports carry dangers that participants should be aware of before they set out.
Would I ever have to make a compensation claim in Portreath for a water sport accident?
Sailing and water-skiing should only be undertaken after adequate training and with the necessary experience. Appropriate clothing and life-vests should be worn. It’s easy to forget that even in the height of summer, the sea around British coastlines is extremely cold, and surfers tend to wear wetsuits all year round.
If a person is the victim of equipment which has not been adequately checked and causes an accident, or if they are not supplied with some vital piece and they are injured as a result of a mishap caused by such a problem, they may find their holiday is curtailed, and they need medical treatment and have to get home as soon as possible. Under these circumstances a victim may be entitled to make a compensation claim in Portreath or otherwise, from the supplier, in which case they would be researching how to do it.
How do I make a compensation claim in Portreath?
You could ask around in the pub and see if anybody knows anybody someone, or go to the Tourist Information Office and ask them what you should do next. Alternatively you could seek the advice of a well-established national expert such as the Accident Advice Helpline. Once you’ve found our site, you’ll see the 30-second test which will tell you if your claim qualifies and what your claim might be worth if you proceed with it and it is successful.
How do I know my claim qualifies?
It must meet 3 conditions:
It was not your fault and you know who was negligent
You required medical treatment
You are making the claim within 3 years.
If that’s the case you can use the personal injury calculator to see how much you could get if you are awarded a compensation payment. Contact our expert advisers on 0800 689 0500 or on 0333 500 0993 from your mobile and ask your questions. They’ll answer any doubts you may have, and they can refer you to a compensation claim specialist in Portreath if you wish, or the nearest equivalent specialist who may be able to advise you on your case.