AAH has considerable experience with handling Spelthorne claims that relate to injuries that have been sustained on the River. But as with any personal injury claim, in order to be justified, the blame for the accident/injury has to be attributable to a third party.
Spelthorne borders the River Thames
Spelthorne is what is known as a local government district in terms of administration. It’s an area in Surrey, which borders the north bank of the Thames and has within its boundaries the towns of Ashford, Leyland, Shepperton, Staines, Stanwell and Sunbury. With easy access to the Thames, many residents use the river for recreational purposes, either picnicking, swimming, and/or boating.
Rivers pose danger
Any sort of recreational activities that involve the river are more dangerous than many people think. According to the RoSPA website, in 2012, there were 420 water-related fatalities in the UK. More than 50% happened on inland waterways, including rivers like the Thames. Unfortunately there are no official figures recorded regarding non-fatal water-related accidents; however, these can be estimated in their thousands.
Attributing blame for your injury
It must be borne in mind however that to qualify for compensation any injury would have to be attributable to someone other than the injury victim; for example, the skipper of the boat the victim was travelling on, or the skipper of another boat if the injury was sustained through two boats colliding.
Other qualifying factors
As well as the blame for any injury being attributable to a third party, the incident or injury must have taken place within the past three years, and should also be of a reasonably significant nature. To back that up, it may also be necessary to be able to produce medical proof.
Launching Spelthorne claims for injury compensation via AAH
If all of these circumstances can be corroborated, the best way of establishing how much any Spelthorne claims could be worth before being registered, is by visiting the AAH website and making use of the interactive HOW MUCH calculator that comes up on most of the web-pages. You need to use this to take what we refer to as the 30-second test. This involves answering some simple questions using the drop-down boxes provided, to get your estimate. It takes no more than approximately 30 seconds – hence the name of the test.
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Date Published: 30th June 2014