Victims of maritime accidents could make an injury claim in Troon
Troon is a town is South Ayrshire on the south west coast of Scotland. Troon has a port with freight and ferry services, plus a yacht marina. Fishing vessels also operate from Troon, meaning that the town’s economy has very close links to the sea.
If you have been involved in an accident whilst at sea then you may be entitled to make an injury claim. You might have been injured whilst at work on a maritime vessel. You could have been in an accident whilst travelling on a passenger ferry or as a tourist on a pleasure cruise. Either way you could be due compensation based on your particular damages.
Your injury claim will be more successful if you can prove that you have been injured due to another person, or organisation’s, negligence. If you can show that somebody else had a duty of care to prevent you from harm at the time of the accident then you should have a case for compensation.
Slip, trip and fall accidents at sea
It has been estimated that one third of all injuries that take place at sea are caused by slips, trips and falls. Victims of these accidents experience pain, physical damage such as broken bones or sprained muscles and sometimes even death. Many of these accidents could have been prevented by the correct stowing of equipment, the introduction of hazard signs and barriers and the correct training of personnel. Sufficient lighting provision is also an important factor in preventing slip, trip and fall accidents on board maritime vessels. Owners of boats, ships and ferries are urged to take extra care to consider slips, trips and falls when risk assessing their vessels.
What should I do if I need to make an injury claim in Troon?
- Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 (or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile). Our knowledgeable advisors are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
- Take our simple 30 second test to find out how much compensation you could receive should you make an injury claim in Troon.
- If you wish to go ahead, then you will be referred to our specialist legal team. We have lawyers who are experienced in maritime compensation claim cases. All of our cases are handled on a no win no fee* basis. This means if you do not win your case, you will have no legal fees to pay.
Date Published: 20th September 2013
Author: David Brown