Rather than commissioning solicitors in Freshwater to act on their behalf with helping to raise personal injury claims if they’re injured in a ferry crossing, travelers are more likely to select one of the leading UK personal injury claim specialists such as Accident Advice Helpline.
A slip, trip, or fall injury aboard a ferry
The most common type of accident is the slip, trip or fall accident.
Many times such accidents do little more than dent the victim’s pride; but if someone lands awkwardly, or has a brittle bone condition, then a significant injury could occur, and if the blame for such an injury lies with a third party, then the injury victim may well be entitled to raise a personal injury claim in search of compensation.
What to do if you are injured
If you are unfortunate enough to suffer an injury through no fault of your own whilst travelling on a ferry, you should always try and get the witness contact details of the people who saw the incident and can support your claim. It’s also a good idea to take photographs of the trip hazard if you have a camera or mobile phone with you.
You should also report the incident to the ferry operator, and try to ensure that they complete an accident or incident report.
All of these things will make any ensuing claim you may raise a lot easier to process, and enhance your chances of success.
The conditions that Accident Advice Helpline need fulfilling to qualify a claim
In order to “qualify” for compensation, any personal injury claim you ask Accident Advice Helpline or solicitors in Freshwater to handle, they have to conform to a few certain details:
- The blame for the accident, or the circumstances that brought the injury about, must be attributable to a third party, someone other than the injury victim themselves.
- The injury itself must be reasonably serious. Minor cuts and bruises for example would not be considered.
- The incident/injury must have taken place within the three years preceding the date of any claim.
- Medical proof will need to be provided along with any claim we raise on your behalf.
Estimating the amount of compensation you could be due
In terms of finding out how much your claim could be worth, the simplest way is to visit our website and use our “HOW MUCH” calculator.
We’ve provided it especially for this purpose. It’s very straightforward to use and takes only 30 seconds of your time.
For more information
Full details of our industry leading no win no fee services, as recommended by Esther Rantzen, are available on our website.
If you need any more information however, contact a member of our customer support team via the free helpline service we provide, by calling 0800 689 0500 from any mobile, or 0333 500 0992 from your mobile.
Date Published: 7th April 2014
Author: David Brown