If you live in Harwich you may be searching for injury lawyers in Harwich because you have been injured in an accident that you can prove was not your fault. Perhaps you have been diagnosed with an illness which you can prove was the result of another person’s negligence and are now looking for injury lawyers in Harwich to help you file a personal injury compensation claim.
Injury lawyers in Harwich
You may have taken a cruise from Harwich, or gone to the Hook of Holland on a ferry from there. If you have been injured in an accident that was no fault of yours, you have only two years in which to file a personal injury compensation claim with injury lawyers in Harwich or elsewhere.
Generally you have three years in which to file a personal injury compensation claim, but when an accident occurs at sea, or in the air, or at an airport, you only have two years in which to file a claim. Such accidents are governed by international conventions.
Accidents at sea
The most common types of accident which occur anywhere are slips, trips and falls. In stormy weather the deck of a ship or boat can be treacherous, especially if the anti-slip coating on deck has been worn in places. You should hold onto the handrail and wear a life preserver if you are on deck in such weather. If the anti-slip coating has been worn away, you may be able to prove negligence of the ship or boat’s owner was to blame for your accident and injury.
Trips can occur when a piece of equipment has not been correctly stowed away and fastened. You could be hit by a falling object if a member of the crew has not done this. If either of these types of accident has happened to you, then you may be able to file a personal injury compensation claim against the owner of the ship or boat.
You may also have food poisoning after eating on a ship, in which case, other people aboard will also have been affected. If this is the case, when you return to Britain, you may all be entitled to make a personal injury compensation claim against the ship’s owners. The negligence of the catering staff could have contributed to your illness.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you have a potential personal injury compensation claim to make, you may need help and advice. If so, contact us at Accident Advice Helpline. We have been helping people with their claims for more than ten years and our team of expert lawyers can give you advice.
Call us at any time, every day of the year, including on Bank Holidays. We have two freephone numbers for you to call: 0800 689 0500 for landline calls and for mobiles, the number to ring is 0333 500 0993. Why not call now for expert legal advice?
Date Published: 2nd November 2013
Author: David Brown