The Menai Strait separates the Isle of Anglesey from mainland Wales. Apart from being a beautiful unspoilt stretch of countryside, Anglesey has a wild and dramatic coastal path. It is also the base of RAF Valley, which has been stationed there since World War II. During peace-time Britain however, the frequency of shipping accidents in the Irish Sea saw the station shift focus to air and sea rescue, and the station performs this function today. Furthermore, RAF Valley remains an important training base for pilots.
Claims for accidents at sea
A non-fault injury claim for an accident at sea must qualify in the same way as another personal injury claim, with one important difference: the qualifying claim period is two years, rather than the standard three. Claims for accidents at sea usually result from:
- Accidents with equipment or from working in a dangerous environment, e.g. deep-sea trawling or oil rigs and platforms;
- Accidents on cruise ships or illness on board, e.g. food poisoning, Norovirus outbreak or Legionnaires’ disease; or
- Accidents on ferries or on boating leisure trips, where due care wasn’t taken with regard to passenger and crew safety.
Injury lawyers on the Isle of Anglesey
Are you considering making a compensation claim for injuries sustained in an accident at sea? Have you suffered an accident under other circumstances which was not your fault, and did you have medical treatment for your injuries? You might be put off, understandably, by thinking the process is difficult. Don’t worry — you can check out the basics with us first. You do not have to use injury lawyers on the Isle of Anglesey – you could use our law firm.
Accident Advice Helpline
We will check that your claim qualifies and run through the claims process with you, so you know both what to expect and what is expected of you. See the 30-second test at the top right? It will tell you if your claim meets the three conditions necessary for you to start it. Just remember that if your claim is for an accident at sea, you have two years’ statutory limitation, not three. The compensation calculator can give you an estimate of what your claim could be worth.
If you prefer to talk to someone, contact us on our 24/7 helpline and speak to one of our advisors on your landline from 0800 689 0500, or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993. They will tell you everything that injury lawyers on the Isle of Anglesey or your Accident Advice Helpline lawyer will need from you if they are to take on your case and win you the compensation you deserve. All our lawyers work on a no-win, no-fee basis, which means you pay nothing in advance, but remember to ask your legal representative to explain how fees and costs work.
If you are off work, laid up and worried about money because you are injured and out of action, call us now to find out the facts, or text “claim365” to 88010 and we’ll call you.
Date Published: 13th November 2013
Author: David Brown