Portsmouth, or at least most of it, lies on Portsea Island, situated where the Solent meets the English Channel. The city has one of the busiest ports in England, with hovercraft and passenger ferries operating from it, going to various parts of Europe as well as to other ports in Britain. It is home to the Mary Rose, a ship from Tudor times, as well as to Nelson’s flagship, HMS Victory. It also has a Royal Navy base and dockyards and for centuries has been equated with all things nautical.
Working aboard a sea-going vessel can be dangerous, as can working at a port. If you have an accident at sea, you have only two years in which to claim for your injuries, whereas, if your accident occurs on dry land in the UK you normally have three years in which to make a claim. If you think you have any potential claim to make, you should seek the services of injury solicitors in Portsmouth, or ones based elsewhere, or call us at Accident Advice Helpline on one of the freephone numbers below, for help and expert legal advice.
Injury solicitors in Portsmouth
Apart from needing the services of injury solicitors in Portsmouth, for example, if you have been injured in an accident which you can prove was no fault of yours, you may also be looking for them if you have been diagnosed with an illness or disease. If you and your injury solicitors in Portsmouth, for instance, can prove that it was caused by the negligence of another person, you may be able to make a personal injury compensation claim against the person you allege to be responsible for it. You have three years in which to file your claim after the first diagnosis.
Accidents at sea
If you are a passenger on a cruise ship, or a member of a ship’s crew, and you have an accident and sustain injuries, you may be able to make a personal injury compensation claim on your return to the UK. The most common accidents are slips, trips and falls, as wet decks can be slippery, despite the anti-slip coating on decks which all boats and ships should have. You may also trip over a piece of equipment which should have been properly stowed away, and you may be able to claim for subsequent injuries if you and your injury solicitors in Portsmouth, or ones based elsewhere, can prove that someone else’s negligence caused your accident.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you believe that you have any sort of personal injury compensation claim to file, call us at Accident Advice Helpline on one of our freephone numbers for advice on how best to proceed. You can call us at any time, regardless of what day it might be; our lines are always open. Call 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or from a mobile, call 0333 500 0993. Why not call now to find out how we may be able to help you with your claim?
Date Published: 17th February 2014
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