You may have visited Littlehampton while on holiday and explored the seafront and marina, or you may live in Littlehampton. And if prior to reading this article you may have been involved in an accident which you can prove was not your fault, and you may be contemplating making an injury claim in Littlehampton. If so you’ve come to the right place. You generally have three years in which to file a personal injury compensation claim but the earlier you begin the process the better. Why not check with us at Accident Advice Helpline and find out how long you have in which to file your particular claim?
Injury claim in Littlehampton
Apart from making an injury claim in Littlehampton ,or elsewhere in the UK, for injuries sustained in an accident that was caused by another person, you can also make a claim for an illness which you can prove was caused by another person’s negligence. You have three years from first being diagnosed with an illness in which to make your claim
Accidents on boats and ships
If you have an accident at sea, you only have two years in which to file a personal injury compensation claim. You may have been a passenger on a cruise ship, or ferry, or you may be a crew member, but the same rules apply.
The most common accidents (that occur just about everywhere) are slips, trips and falls. If you are on a wet deck, for example, you should hold the handrail. The deck should have an anti-slip coating to prevent these kinds of accidents. However if the coating has worn away in patches, you may slip and injure yourself, in which case, you may have grounds on which to base an injury claim in Littlehampton, for example. The owner of the ship or boat is responsible for the maintenance of the vessel and for the health and safety of passengers and crew.
Another type of accident common on boats is caused by things falling from heights. If objects have not been properly secured when they are stowed away, you could sustain a head injury if an item falls from above. The injury might be minor, moderate, severe or even fatal. You and your injury lawyer could probably prove that negligence was to blame for this type of accident.
If the ship ran aground or sank and you were injured, then you could also be eligible to file a personal injury compensation claim, as the passengers aboard the Costa Concordia did after their accident in 2012.
Accident Advice Helpline
Whatever your potential personal compensation claim, we at Accident Advice Helpline are here to advise and help you to file it. We operate around the clock and have two freephone numbers for you to ring. Call 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. For expert legal advice, why not call us now?
Date Published: 12th November 2013
Author: David Brown