Can victims of a maritime traffic accident injury claim compensation?
It is very easy to think of a traffic accident injury in terms of cars on the roads or cyclists being injured on the roads however there are those who are injured as a result of maritime traffic as well and the question is can they claim for compensation.
Maritime accidents have always been a part of life in the UK largely due to its rich maritime history combined with the fact that the UK is surrounded by water and has a vast array of inland water ways. For those who are unfortunate enough to receive a maritime traffic accident injury there is a case where compensation claims can be made.
Payment of any form of accident compensation is usually based on one party’s negligence to provide a safe environment for another party. Those operating a service on the water must comply with health and safety rules and regulations the same as any other service provider or any other workplace provider for those who are employed in maritime services.
Compensation for traffic accident injury victims should be considered whether received in a maritime situation or on the roads. Companies like Accident Advice Helpline (AAH) are an independent company who specialist in accident compensation claims. There are legal firms who partner with AAH to help ensure that innocent victims of negligence receive proper representation in court to give the victims the best chance of receiving the compensation they are entitled to.
A simple 30 second Freephone call on 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993 is all it takes for potential claimants to find out more about how to claim compensation. Of course many people opt to go online instead to find out if they can make a claim.
Maritime traffic accident injury is a more common occurrence than people think and with more people partaking of cruising holidays accidents as a result of collisions, falls and trips on board ship whilst at sea; the subsequent compensation claims are becoming more common too. Legal firms do have specialist solicitors who are experts in maritime law and the injuries that holiday makers and employees sustain whilst at sea or on the water ways of the UK.
The combination of maritime law and accident compensation law make this a very specialist area of the law that requires specific legal help. AAH can help potential claimants connect with the expert legal help they need.
Date Published: 21st January 2013
Author: David Brown