WATER SPORTS ACCIDENTS
Being in the sea, river, lakes, and canals is a great way to exercise and enjoy the outdoors. But, whilst water sports can be fun, they are often risky activities.
If you have been injured due to an accident that was not your fault, you could be entitled to claim compensation. Talk to us about water sports accident claims.
Perhaps you were a customer enjoying a day trip or, you are employed by a water sports company. If your injuries were caused by failings in health and safety or negligence. then you could be eligible to claim compensation.
Except for children, there is a three-year time limit on making a personal injury claim. This time limit begins from the date that the accident occurred. You should contact a personal injury solicitor as soon as possible to assess your case.
CONTACT THE CLAIMS EXPERTS
If you have been in an accident contact us on 0800 342 3206 or get in touch online.
WATER SPORTS ACCIDENTS
In 2020 there were 242 recorded deaths in the UK caused by accidents involving water. This includes activities such as swimming, boating, windsurfing, and rescuing animals.
Nonfatal water accidents can still have serious and lifelong consequences on the victim.
Water sports accidents are potentially very hazardous environments.
Types of Water Sports
- Jet skiing
- Scuba diving
These are all some of the types of water sports where accidents could occur.
Leisure companies and tour operators organising excursions involving boats and water sports are legally obliged to ensure the safety of participants.
If they fail to follow health and safety procedures and this causes an accident, they could be held liable for any injuries sustained and have to pay compensation.
Accidents often happen due to negligence such as:
- A lack of signage
- Inadequate training in using equipment
- Faulty or poorly maintained equipment
- Operators not providing proper protective equipment- such as life jackets
- Lack of supervision
- Negligence of other participants
TYPES OF INJURIES
Some of the common injuries that occur during water sports include, but are not limited to:
Call our experts today for a no-obligation discussion to find out if you have a potential water sports accident claim.
WHAT TO DO AFTER A WATER SPORTS ACCIDENT?
AMOUNT OF COMPENSATION IN WATER SPORTS ACCIDENTS
As all personal injury cases are unique, the amount of compensation awarded in each case is unique. The amount awarded is determined by looking at general and special damages.
The pain and suffering that your injuries have caused is the main factor used to determine how much compensation you are owed. This will usually be determined by undergoing a medical examination, from which a report is created that outlines the length of time the injuries will take to heal as well as their severity.
Compensation also takes into account any financial losses that you might have suffered as a result of your injuries, such as a loss of earnings due to being unable to return to work. If you have had to pay for treatment or travel to treatment, compensation may also be able to cover this as well. So, you should keep any receipts or other documents that help to outline the extent of your financial losses, as caused by your accident/injuries.
WATER SPORTS ACCIDENTS, START YOUR CLAIM TODAY
To learn more and to discuss your potential claim in confidence, contact our team on 0800 342 3206. Or, complete our online contact form to arrange an initial no-obligation telephone consultation with a member of our friendly team.