Do you need to make Tyne and Wear personal injury claims after a sailing accident?
When some people sail, they prefer to travel to the coast and sail in the open sea. However, if you live inland, or if you’re new to sailing, you may prefer to sail on local rivers or even in local lakes, rather than at sea. Whilst this may seem like a safer option, accidents can still occur so it’s important to take safety precautions to try and avoid any unnecessary dangers.
When accidents do occur on board a boat, they do need to be taken seriously as it may take you longer to access medical help. Whilst some modern boats do have inbuilt communications systems, older models may not so you may struggle to contact someone in the event of an emergency.
If an injury or an accident has occurred, it’s possible that it could be down to human error or it may have happened as a result of sailing on unsettled waters. Of course, it is always possible that a fault with the boat, or the equipment on board, could cause an injury to occur. If, for example, a fault means that you can’t steer the ship effectively, you could end up colliding with someone else on the water or running aground. If this happens, you could fall, slip or even be knocked overboard as a result.
If you have been hurt whilst on board a boat and you believe that a mechanical fault caused the incident, you may want to find out exactly who is responsible for your injuries. If you’ve recently purchased the boat, it could simply be a mechanical or design fault which means that the manufacturers are likely to be responsible. However, if you’ve recently had worked carried out on the boat, it could be down to the mechanics who completed the work.
Once you know who was responsible for the incident, you should be able to set about making Tyne and Wear personal injury claims against them. As long as it can be shown that they are responsible for your injuries, it’s likely that your Tyne and Wear personal injury claims will be successful and you should be awarded compensation.
If you suffered injuries some time ago, it may not be too late for you to make your Tyne and Wear personal injury claims. Providing the incident occurred within the last three years, you could still be eligible to make Tyne and Wear personal injury claims and you could still obtain compensation for the harm that you suffered.
Whether your injury occurred last week or last year, why not contact Accident Advice Helpline to find out if we can help you to make Tyne and Wear personal injury claims? Just call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile to find out more or to make a claim today.
Date Published: 19th September 2014