The small seaside resort, Highcliffe-on-Sea, lies on the Solent coast overlooking the English Channel. The town is located in Dorset, a popular destination for holidaymakers and people wishing to retire, as this part of the south of England enjoys a far milder climate in winter and has far less rainfall during the year than inland locations.
The most prominent tourist attraction in the town is Highcliffe Castle, built on the order of Lord Stuart de Rothesay between 1831 and 1835. The castle was designed in a Gothic Revival style as so many buildings were during the early Victorian era. The Grade 1 listed castle hosts many events during the year and is open to the general public.
Highcliffe-on-Sea also boasts the national training centre of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, where Britain’s coastguards are trained. If you had a boating accident out in the Solent while trying to sail across to the Isle of White, the men and women trained at Highcliffe-on-Sea’s coastguard training centre would be the ones sent out to rescue you.
Trouble out at sea
Every year, up and down the British coastline, irresponsible holidaymakers get themselves into trouble by overestimating their navigational skills and underestimating the power of the sea and wind. The coastline by The Needles, one of Britain’s most famous natural landmarks, located on the shores of the Isle of White and clearly visible from Highcliffe-on-Sea, is notoriously treacherous, with hidden rocks lurking just below the surface of the water. These rocks are sharp enough to slice open even modern hulls of a yacht or pleasure cruiser.
While 18th century smugglers and merchant ships had only their captains’ seafaring skills to rely on, modern sailors are sometimes too reliant on their technological advantages of GPS, radar and other gadgets that help them to navigate coastlines. It is easy to get carried away, wanting to take a much closer look at The Needles or the historic lighthouses dotting the Solent coastline. While you cannot make an injury claim for a self-inflicted accident, you can certainly claim for injuries received in a boating accident that wasn’t your fault but was caused by somebody else’s negligence.
Making an injury compensation claim in Highcliffe-on-Sea
Instead of trawling the Internet for a solicitor to take on your injury compensation claim in Highcliffe-on-Sea, why not save time and call Accident Advice Helpline?
Simply tell us about the circumstances of your accident and who you think was responsible for causing it. If your accident happened within the last 3 years and somebody else was responsible for bringing about the accident, you should qualify to make an injury compensation claim in Highcliffe-on-Sea. An advisor can assign your case to one of Accident Advice Helpline’s specialist solicitors, who will take on your claim on a no-win, no-fee* basis.
If you want to see first whether or not you qualify for making an injury compensation claim in Highcliffe-on-Sea, visit Accident Advice Helpline’s website and complete a quick test. It takes just 30 seconds of your time. The 30-second test will give you an instant estimate of how much compensation you might receive after a successful claim.
Reach us on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone today.
Date Published: 3rd October 2013