If you’ve been injured in a boating accident within the last three years and it was someone else’s fault, you might be looking for a solicitor in Monifieth to represent you when you make a claim for personal injury compensation. Accident Advice Helpline works in partnership with specialist lawyers across the country who all work on a 100% no-win, no-fee* basis, meaning there are no upfront costs for you to make a claim.
Accidents on board a boat
Most of us are not fortunate enough to own a boat, and therefore it may seem that the chances of being injured whilst on board the family yacht are quite minimal. However, many of us may go on a boat or ship as part of a holiday experience or to use as a mode of transport for everyday commuting.
If you have been injured whilst on board a boat and think the accident itself was not your fault then we can connect you with a solicitor in Monifieth may be able to help you make a claim for financial compensation.
Slips and Trips
One of the most common ways for someone to be injured whilst onboard a boat or ship is through a slip or trip accident.
Slips are especially commonplace, and your solicitor in Monifieth will have dealt with many of these types of claims. This is because, due to the environment in which boats obviously operate, there is a large chance of surface water being present on deck. Passengers should be advised to take care, hand rails should be available and suitable flooring materials should be present to mitigate the risk of injury. If this has not been done and you have slipped as a result, then you solicitor in Monifieth may be able to help you make a claim.
Trips can also occur if there are hazards lying around deck. The people operating the vessel must take all care and attention to ensure that everything is secured properly, and nothing is left lying around. They should also ensure that all lighting is suitable to help maintain safety. Failure to do so may mean that they can be held liable if an accident were to occur.
If you are travelling on a cruise ship then there is a good chance that you will dine in one of the restaurants or cafes on board. If this is the case and you and your fellow passengers develop food poisoning, a solicitor in Monifieth will ask questions as to how this happened. It may be that satisfactory levels of hygiene were not maintained within the kitchen, or that below standard food was prepared and served to guests. If this is the case, and you have suffered as a result, then you could be due compensation from the cruise operators.
Contact Accident Advice Helpline today to find out more about making a claim.
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To find out whether or not you are eligible to make a claim, and how much your claim might actually be worth, why not take Accident Advice Helpline’s 30-second test today?
Once you know that you want to make a claim you can contact us directly on our free phone helpline number, 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile (charges may vary).
Date Published: 7th May 2014
Author: David Brown