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Fishing Injury Compensation

There are still high levels of dangers in various sectors which include fishing. Being a fisherman increases the chances of accidents which is mostly life taking. Making a claim for compensation is a civil and legal right when you are involved in an accident which was not your fault. If you have been seriously injured in any fishing accident you can claim on a “no win no fee” basis or on CFA “conditional fee agreement” by hiring an experienced solicitor for making a claim for compensation. The injured person should not have to pay any cost in concern. Once the claim is successful the cost will be paid by the person or the company who is responsible for the accident. But if in case the claim is unsuccessful then you will not be liable to pay the solicitor’s fee.

There are many cases in which you can file fishing injury compensation:

  • If there is a fatal accident involved.
  • You required professional medical assistance because of the serious injury caused.
  • If a large amount of damage has been caused and the vessel is totally destroyed.
  • If someone is missing while fishing and there is a reason that the person may be injured or dead.

Most of the accidents with the fishermen are due to the errors in loading the boat that lead to the capsizing of the boat which results in individuals falling overboard. The fishermen should be very alert and careful when they move towards the areas with the tendency of strong currents or extremely cold water areas as these areas are more prone to accidents. Choppy water can be very dangerous in case you are fishing in a flat bottomed boat, which can remain less stable than the boat with a V-shaped hull. It is always recommended that the boats which are sixteen feet in length should be carefully loaded as they are more cases of the boat to get tipped over.

A fisherman should take care that they don’t overload the stern, as this area can sink anyway around when the boat is moving. There are many cases every year of fishing injuries or deaths due to the person getting off guard by inclement weather. There are many cases in which sharp fishing equipments cause an accident. If the accident happens due to someone’s negligence then you can file a claim for fishing injury compensation, the person responsible will be the one to pay all the damages.

Workplace Accident
Mrs P tripped on an extension lead wire which had been left to run across the floor of her workplace. She had previously complained about the lead however it was not rectified until after her accident. Liability was admitted early in the claim and Mrs P was awarded £1600.00 following consultation with a medico-legal expert.
"I was very sceptical to approach a "no win no fee" firm, but I was happy to have them help me. They were professional, concise and were successful with my claim. I would be very happy to use them and to recommend them."
Mrs P, London