Accident Advice Helpline – ‘no win, no fee’ Cromarty injury claim lawyer
Working aboard a fishing vessel is not especially dangerous although there are plenty of risks and hazards around. As one of the top ‘no win, no fee’ Cromarty accident injury lawyers we do from time to time, handle claims on behalf of fishermen who have sustained injuries in the workplace; that workplace being of course the fishing vessel itself. But we’re glad to say that by and large, in terms of fatalities we don’t have to deal with anything like the sort of problems that George Clooney and his crew faced in “The Perfect Storm.”
Hazardous working conditions
Fishing boats do however represent somewhat risky working environments. There’s always plenty going on in a limited and confined working space, and when the weather takes a turn for the worse, the action of a choppy sea, and a slippery and windswept deck, are not ideal working conditions, even though fishermen know what they’re letting themselves in for. But that knowledge alone doesn’t exempt them from their rights to make a claim f they’re injured through no fault of their own.
Claiming compensation via AAH – one of the leading ‘no win, no fee’ Cromarty injury claim lawyers
A good skipper should do his best to minimise any risks by taking certain actions, including:
- Providing lifejackets for the crew
- Making sure that fishing equipment is stored safely
- Carefully checking weather forecasts
- Ensuring the boat’s radio is in good working order
- Regularly servicing and maintaining all safety equipment on board
The crew themselves must make sure that they’re wearing appropriate footwear that grips the deck in both wet and dry conditions. But if the skipper fails to exercise its duty of care to the crew properly, and someone is injured through no fault of their own, then AAH, as top ‘no win, no fee’ Cromarty accident injury claim lawyers are on hand to help with any claim for compensation.
Making the insurance companies pay
Crew members will feel some sort of loyalty to the skipper and their crew mates and may be concerned about “rocking the boat” by raising a personal injury claim. They should however know that all skippers should carry employers liability insurance, so it’s the insurance companies who pay out, and not the skipper.
Check out how much compensation you may get
If you’ve been injured through no fault of your own, and if you’d like to ascertain how much compensation you could be due, then go to Accident Advice Helpline’s website and use the HOW MUCH calculator to get an estimate. It takes only 30 seconds.
For help and advice
If you’d like help or advice with any aspect of your potential injury claim, you can have a chat with one of our experienced advisers by calling our free 24/7 helpline on 0800 689 0500 from any landline, or from your mobile by punching in 0333 500 0993. Any advice you are given is free under our ‘no win, no fee’ policy, and carries no obligation.