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Boating Accident Claims
If you work in the fishing industry and have been involved in a boating accident that has left you injured, our personal injury solicitors can help you to claim the compensation you deserve.
Our team of legal experts will guide you throughout the entire legal process, providing the advice and support you need in order to make a successful claim for a boating injury.
Contact us today to discuss your boating accident claim in more detail. We will talk you through the next steps and answer any questions you have. Call us on 0800 054 6570 or if you would rather we contact you, complete our online enquiry form and we will give you a call back as soon as we can.
How JMW Can Help
At JMW Solicitors, we have a skilled legal team that understands how to deal with boating accident cases involving:
- Boating collisions
- Boats capsizing
- Extreme danger to, or loss of, limbs
- Excessive speed
- Poor driving
- Drugs or alcohol
We work on a no win, no fee basis and will be able to advise you on whether you have a case. All of or help is given on an impartial basis, with your needs in mind, and we will be proactive and professional, giving you the very best chance of securing the compensation to which you are entitled following an injury in your place of work.
Our team will be with you every step of the way, keeping you updated regularly with any developments, allowing you to focus on your recovery.
What Our Clients Say
What are the most common boating accidents?
Many workplaces pose an element of risk to employees, but jobs requiring employees to sail or work onboard a boat for extended periods can be some of the riskiest in which to work. If you are hurt while working on a boat, making a claim can help to compensate you for the pain and suffering caused, as well as help you financially with regard to any loss of earnings resulting from the accident.
As in any workplace, while aboard a boat, it is the responsibility of your employer to make sure you are kept as safe as possible. This includes being provided with the correct safety equipment and given the necessary training. If this has not been provided, you will be in a position to seek compensation.
Hazards to individuals helping or working on a boat are numerous and can be encountered by both onboard or off-board staff. Some examples of scenarios that can lead to injury include:
- Hitting the wake of another boat
- Colliding with rocks, land or other submerged objects
- Hitting a wave
- Falling objects
- Slips and trips while onboard