Expertise in Boat Accident Claims
We specialise in helping victims of injury claim the compensation they deserve
Boat Accident Claims
Sometimes, boat accident claims can happen while you are sailing for pleasure. However, they also happen to those who work on boats, like fishermen. They are a hazardous environment, and there is a clear duty of care for those who own and operate the boat to make sure it is safe for workers and passengers.
The Compensation Experts can help if you or your loved one has been injured in a boat accident. We work with a group of experienced personal injury solicitors and will match you with the one who best suits your needs. This is to help you obtain maximum compensation. The Compensation Experts team is also here to advise and support you; from your initial contact until the settlement of your claim.
What are Boat Accident Claims?
Examples of boating accident claims include:
- Capsizing after losing control in the wake of another boat, or hitting a wave
- Being struck by a falling object that has been insufficiently secured during rough seas
- Slipping or tripping on dangerous surface
- Pilot error, mistakes, or negligence
- Reckless driving
- Running aground or crashing due to equipment failure
It can also be difficult to determine whether someone was responsible for an accident or if was unavoidable. Therefore making a claim is so much easier when done by a lawyer experienced in boating accident compensation claims.
There are occasions where more than one party is responsible – such as a boat with different owners and operators who are negligent in the care and maintenance of a vessel. In these instances, it may be possible that two cases are brought, and your lawyer will guide you through this. For example a situation where the owner’s poor maintenance led to a boat sinking, compounded by the operator’s negligence to provide an adequate number of life jackets in the correct size.
A woman on a pleasure cruise successfully sued the pilot for damages after his reckless driving – turning the boat in circles, so it crossed its wake – caused her to lurch forward and hit her head on the side of the boat. This left her with lacerations and a broken nose. A judge found the pilot guilty and awarded the woman £15,000 for damages to her nose and neck, and £40,000 for the lasting facial scarring.
Compensation Claims for Boating Accidents
The Compensation Experts offer our clients a No Win No Fee* agreement to take the financial risk out of claiming personal injury compensation. If your claim is not successful, you pay nothing at all in legal costs. If you win, your lawyer’s payment is deducted as an agreed percentage of your compensation. Either way, you are not left financially vulnerable to pursuing your claim.
You have up to three years to seek compensation for a boating accident. But, as it can take some months to compile the evidence necessary to prove your claim, it is better to start soon rather than wait and run out of time. The best place to start is by talking to an advisor at The Compensation Experts. We’re happy to give you a cost an obligation-free consultation so you can decide what to do next.
Call today, or fill in our online form and we will call you back at a time that suits you.
*conditions may apply
Am I eligible?
If you have been harmed physically in the last 3 years, due to someone else’s negligence, the short answer is yes.
Exceptions to this are for instance industrial disease or if you were a child at the time of the accident. In these cases you may then have a longer period to claim.Find out more
How much could I claim?
As every injury is different, the amount of compensation paid out can also differ case to case. Varying factors lead to the final figure. These include: extent of your injuries, loss of earnings, future losses and more.
Our dedicated team of experts will give you an indication of how much you could potentially claim for.Find out more
How does the process work?
We understand that when making a claim it’s important to know what to expect and when to expect it. That’s why we make the process as transparent & clear as possible.
Your solicitor will gather all the evidence. They will then notify the negligent party that you wish to begin claim proceedings. With your solicitor negotiating on your behalf, you will be up to date every step of the way.Find out more