If you live in Polperro you may be contemplating making an expert compensation claim in Polperro because of an accident in which you were injured. You can make a claim if the accident was not your fault and if it occurred in the last three years. You can also make an expert compensation claim in Polperro if you have an illness which you can prove was the result of someone else’s negligence. This could be a work-related illness or one such as food poisoning after eating out.
Expert compensation claim in Polperro: Accidents on boats and ships
Accidents on boats can occur on inland waterways or on the high seas and these are governed by different regulations. Generally you have three years from the date of your accident in which to make a compensation claim in Polperro or elsewhere, but if the accident occurred at sea, then you only have two years in which to file a personal injury compensation claim.
You may work on a boat or ship, and if you have an accident and can prove that it was caused by negligence on the part of your employer, then you could have a case for making a personal injury compensation claim.
If you are a passenger on a boat or ship and have an accident that was not your fault, then you can also file a personal injury compensation claim against the owner of the vessel.
Types of accidents on ships
There can be serious accidents and injuries to all on board if a ship runs aground or has mechanical difficulties. Such accidents can result in many casualties and those affected could make a joint personal injury compensation claim against the owners of the ship. An example of an accident involving the crew on a cruise ship is that which occurred on the Majesty at the port of Santa Cruz in the Canaries. Five crew members were killed and three others injured after a lifeboat fell into the sea in February 2013. Another recent cruise boat accident was the one involving the Costa Concordia in January 2012 when thirty two people lost their lives. The accident resulted in several personal injury compensation claims and one family received a seven figure sum for the loss of five year old Dayana Arlotti.
Accidents vary and the most common ones are slips, trips and falls, which occur at sea as well as on dry land.
Accident Advice Helpline for an expert compensation claim in Polperro
If you think you have grounds for making any type of personal injury compensation claim, then we, at Accident Advice Helpline are here to help. We are a law firm with more than a decade’s experience of helping people like you with their personal injury compensation claims.
If you need expert advice about any potential personal injury compensation claim, then you can visit our website for more information about us, or you could call us immediately on one of our freephone numbers. Call 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. Why not call now as our lines are always open?
Date Published: 20th August 2013