Blakeney, on the Norfolk coast is part of the Norfolk Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and was a commercial port until the harbour silted up. Now only small boats can access the sea past Blakeney Point, which is National Trust land. You can see seals and a variety of birds at Blakeney Point. When Blakeney was still a port, its sailors were know for acts of piracy, and merchant ships seeking refuge in the harbour often ‘lost’ their cargoes. In fact the people of Blakeney refused to send a ship to fight the Spanish Armada in Elizabeth I’s reign, such was their disregard for the law. It is unlikely that there are any personal injury solicitors in Blakeney, as it is a small village, so, if you need advice about a personal injury compensation claim, call us at Accident Advice Helpline. You will find our freephone numbers below.
Why would I need solicitors in Blakeney?
If you had been accused of piracy or robbery in mediaeval times, there wouldn’t have been any solicitors in Blakeney to defend you, so perhaps things haven’t changed that much over the centuries. You may perhaps be looking for solicitors in Blakeney or elsewhere because you need their help to prove that the accident in which you were injured was not your fault. You may also be searching for a firm of solicitors anywhere in the country because you have (or had) an illness which was caused by another person’s negligence, and you need expert help to prove that this is so.
Accidents at sea
If you have an accident at sea, whether you are a member of the crew, or a passenger, you may be able to make a personal injury compensation claim against the owner of the boat or ship on your return to the UK. Wet decks can be treacherous, especially if the anti-slip coating has worn away in places. There should of course be handrails in place, but if there are not and you slip, fall and are injured, you may be able to make an injury claim. All sea-going vessels must be well-maintained and failure to ensure this can be construed as negligence on the part of the owner.
All items should be securely stowed away, so that they do not fall and cause head injuries. If an object falls from above, and injures you, then you might be able to prove negligence caused your accident.
You have two years to claim for injuries arising from accidents at sea.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you have any potential personal injury compensation claim to make, but you are unsure about where to start, call us at Accident Advice Helpline. We can give you expert legal advice and the help you need to proceed with a claim. Call us at any time on one of these freephone numbers:- 0800 689 05000800 689 0500 (landlines also), or 0333 500 0993 for mobile calls. Why not call now for expert legal advice?
Date Published: 19th April 2014
Author: David Brown