Everyone knows the Battle of Hastings was fought in 1066 but Hastings has more claims to fame than simply this. It is home to the largest beach-based fishing fleet in England. It is also a tourist destination for both foreign and domestic tourists.
If you were in Hastings on holiday, or if you live in Hastings, you may have been injured in an accident which you can prove was not your fault, and you may be looking for injury lawyers in Hastings in order to make a personal injury compensation claim. You usually have three years from the date of your accident in which to file a claim in the British Isles, although in some cases, such as accidents at sea, or in the air, or at airports, you only have two years in which to make your claim. Why not check with us at Accident Advice Helpline to find out how long you have in which to file your claim? Of course, you can also check with injury lawyers in Hastings or a firm based elsewhere in the British Isles.
Injury lawyers in Hastings
You could also be searching for injury lawyers in Hastings because you have been diagnosed with an illness which you can prove was the result of another person’s negligence. You may have been diagnosed with a work-related illness, for example, in which case, perhaps you could make a personal injury compensation claim against your employer. You have three years in which to file a claim for this kind of illness.
Accidents at sea
One of the major accidents at sea which can be fatal is if someone falls overboard. Fishermen should wear either a life jacket or personal flotation device when on deck. Members of the crew should check their protective gear at regular intervals and report damaged or defective equipment to their skipper. Before the boat puts out to sea, all safety equipment should be checked and every necessary item should be on board.
Another common accident on board a fishing vessel is a slip, trip or fall because of a wet, slippery deck. If the anti-slip coating has worn away, it should be replaced, and spillages should be cleaned up immediately. Crew members should wear boots with non-slip soles and hold the handrail when walking around the boat.
There should be no obstacles on deck, as all equipment should be properly stowed away and secured after use. Failure to do this could result in an accident which could result in serious injuries or even death.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you have any type of personal injury compensation claim to make, you will probably need expert legal advice. This is where we at Accident Advice Helpline can assist you.
Call us on one of our freephone numbers now; the lines will be open as they always are. Call 0800 689 0500 from a landline or ring 0333 500 0993 for mobile calls. For expert legal advice, why not call us now?