With an ideal location on the south coast of England, the stunning county of Hampshire is rich in history, culture and exquisite countryside. Its ancient forests, teeming with wildlife, are home to wild boar, otters and red deer as well the free-roaming ponies that are scattered about the common land.
Away from the wildlife, its long and distinguished maritime history is celebrated in the port cities of Southampton and Portsmouth where the magnificent ships HMS Warrior and HMS Victory have their final resting place. Water sports are a favourite pastime of residents and visitors to the area with sailing, paddle-boarding and windsurfing available at the local beaches and inland waterways.
Water sports are a fantastic way to get fit and enjoy the outdoors but what happens if, through no fault of your own, you are injured whilst participating? You may need to contact no win, no fee* lawyers for expert help and advice.
Looking for Hampshire no win, no fee* lawyers?
Call the specialist advisers at Accident Advice Helpline for a no obligation quote on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone or take their online 30-second test to see what injuries you can claim for, however it is important to note that this figure is just an estimation.
Although Accident Advice Helpline do not have Hampshire no win no fee* lawyers working for them they can still help represent you and your client. This is because they are a national firm that represent clients from all areas of the UK. So if you are searching for Hampshire no win no fee* lawyers, or ones based anywhere else, get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline.
What kind water sport injuries do no win, no fee* lawyers deal with?
Water sports often require speed, skill and stamina from those participating and weeks or months to develop the knowledge and determination to reach a proficient level. Training and supervision is normally essential and safety equipment should always be provided in case of an accident including helmets, life jackets, breathing equipment and wetsuits as a precautionary measure.
Equipment that has not been regularly checked and is found to be defective can result in accident and injury. There is an element of risk attached to any outdoor pursuits but if reasonable safety-measures haven’t been put in place, and those responsible for providing the activity are found to be negligent, then no win, no fee* lawyers can help you claim damages. Common types of injuries during jet skiing, kayaking, sailing and surfing include the following:
- Lacerations – gaining control of a too large surfboard may cause control issues for novice surfers. Facial injuries from unwieldy equipment are common and include cuts, bumps, bruises and lacerations from the board itself and abrasions from the sea bed.
- Head injuries – jet skis function much like motorbikes in the water and can be difficult to control and stop. Other people in the water, and jet ski riders themselves, may find themselves in a high-speed collision causing maximum skin, tissue and bone damage. Slips and trips are common when sailing due to the slippery and unstable nature of the sport. Falls can result and lead to concussions or bruising of the brain tissue and swinging masts can cause serious fractures of the skull.
For more information about get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or dial 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 11th September 2014
Author: David Brown