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Boating Accident Claims
The fishing industry can be a very dangerous setting in which to work, and if you have been injured in a boating accident while at work, you are entitled to seek compensation. The personal injury team at JMW is here to guide you through the entire process and we can provide the advice and support you need in order to make a successful claim.
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.
About Boating Accident Claims
Many workplaces and sectors pose an element of risk to employees, but jobs requiring employees to sail or work on board 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 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.
Some Common Causes of Boating Accidents
Hazards to those helping or working on board a boat are numerous and can be encountered both on board and off board. Some examples of the scenarios that can lead to those on board suffering an injury include:
- Hitting the wake of another boat
- Colliding with rocks, land or other submerged objects
- Hitting a wave
- Falling objects
- Slips and trips whilst on board
This particular area of law can be tricky, in part because of the sorts of incidents leading to an injury, and that is why it is so important that you seek the help of legal experts who can guide you through the entire process.
The team at JMW has years of experience in dealing with claims of all types and can provide the assistance you need to successfully navigate the murky waters of the law relating to boating accidents at work.
Making a Claim
If you have been injured while working on board a vessel, you will be able to make a claim for compensation if your injury is due to someone else's negligence, particularly if this is down to a lack of proper training or the use of improper equipment.
At JMW, we can help you secure compensation not only for the injury itself, but also for any financial outlays you may have made as a result of the incident, such as medical costs, any lost earnings as a result of time you may have had to take off work, or care provided to you by family or loved ones. This niche area of law requires people with specialist knowledge and experience, and at JMW we have a skilled legal team that understands how to deal with boating accident cases involving:
- Boating collisions
- Drugs or alcohol
- Boats capsizing
- Extreme damage to, or loss of, limbs
- Excessive speed/poor driving
Why Choose JMW?
We will be able to advise you on whether you have a case and all of our help is given on an impartial basis, with your needs in mind.
We work on a no win, no fee basis and we will be proactive and professional, giving you the very best chance of securing the compensation to which you are entitled.
Our team will be with you every step of the way, keeping you updated regularly with any developments and doing all of the legwork so that you can focus on what's most important - your recovery.