Boat Accident Claims
Boating accidents can happen while you are sailing for pleasure but also happen to those who work on boats, like fishermen. Boats 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 to ensure you obtain maximum compensation. The Compensation Experts team is here to advise and support you from your initial contact until the settlement of your claim.
What is a Boat Accident Claim?
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 be difficult to determine whether someone was responsible for an accident or if was unavoidable, which is why 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 a boat with different owners and operators who are negligence 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. An example could be 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, giving her 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 payout. 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.
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Need some help?
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 you may have a longer period to claim.
How much could I claim?
As every injury is different, the amount of compensation paid out can differ case to case. Varying factors lead to the final figure include: extent of your injuries, earnings missed out on, future losses and more.
Our dedicated team of experts will give you an indication of how much you could potentially claim for.
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 and will notify the negligent party that you wish to begin claim proceedings. With your solicitor negotiating on your behalf, you will be keep up to date every step of the way.
Why should you use us?
No Win No Fee*
We assess all claims on a No Win No Fee basis, then we can determine how successful a claim is likely to be. This service is 100% free.
We assess each claim on its merits with the information provide, which aids us determine its likely success rate.
Our dedicated panel are experts in securing compensation no matter the injury.
Our personal injury solicitors are committed to securing the best possible outcome for you while providing expert support every step of the way.
Personal Dedicated Solicitors
Each client is provided with their own Personal Injury solicitor who will work on the case from start to finish, being there every step of the way. The client will be provided with a direct phone number and direct email address of the solicitor.
Expert boat accident solicitors working for you
We specialise in helping victims of injury claim the compensation they deserve.
We work on a No Win No Fee basis, meaning if we don’t win your case you don’t pay! Once you make contact, our experienced team will work to recover the maximum compensation you are entitled to.