Do you need to make a no win no fee Dartford compensation claim after being hurt in a boating accident?
When people consider taking a boat trip or expedition, they often imagine visiting the coast or taking an off-shore trip. However, if you are unable to access the coast, you may simply want to take a boat ride along the river. Many companies offer boat rides along the River Thames and it can be a great way to explore London or the countryside, depending on where you choose to take a trip.
As most of these trips use boats that carry numerous passengers, you may even be able to organise a group expedition or hire out a boat if you wish to host a party or an event. This types of event can be particularly popular, with some people even hosting weddings and large celebrations on the river.
Of course, in order to ensure that the event is safe, you will need to seek advice from the boating company you’re working with. They can provide information about the boat trip and can confirm how many guests it will be safe for you to invite. Obviously, it would be dangerous to exceed the maximum capacity of a boat so you may need to rent a larger vessel if you wish to invite more people.
Whilst following the appropriate health and safety guidelines can help to prevent accidents from occurring, sometimes things can go wrong even when safety issues are taken into account. If, for example, the engine malfunctioned, the boat may lose speed. Similarly, if something was to strike the vessel, it could begin to take on water which may mean that people need to evacuate the boat quickly.
Fortunately, all boat operators should be able to contact the emergency services, the coastguard or the river police if an incident does occur. Whilst help may be able to arrive quickly, this doesn’t necessary mean that you will escape without injury. If, for example, there was a rush to evacuate the boat, you could be pushed or shoved and you could even fall to the floor. Similarly, if you were to end up in the water before being rescued, you could suffer from both shock and hypothermia.
When any incident like this occurs, there is a thorough investigation to determine the cause. If the boat owners or boat trip operators are found to be responsible, you should be able to make a no win no fee Dartford compensation claim against them. Although you may need to wait for the investigation to be carried out to obtain compensation, you may want to contact no win no fee Dartford solicitors sooner, rather than later.
To find out more about making a claim with no win no fee Dartford solicitors, or to make your no win no fee Dartford claim today, call Accident Advice Helpline now on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile.
Date Published: 15th November 2014