Fishing Accident Compensation

Working at sea and on fishing vessels is not like other jobs. The work is dangerous and there are lots of things that can go wrong. On average, there are 3690 injuries per 100,000 workers this is more than in any other industry. If you have injured yourself at while working on a fishing vessel and it has been a result of someone else’s negligence then you could be able to claim compensation.

 

What are the dangers working on fishing vessels?

There are many potential dangers which could lead to a fishing accident these include:

  • Falls from heights
  • Falls on wet and slippery surfaces
  • Lifting heavy objects
  • Falling overboard

If any have been effected by any of the accidents above, Scot Accident Claims can help today.

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What can I do to try and avoid becoming injured?

Injuries you might suffer could include sprains, orthopaedic injuries, head injuries, cuts, paralysis or even death.

What can I do to try and avoid becoming injured?

Your managers should make sure that health and safety procedures are complied with and make sure their workers are adequately trained. You should not be using machinery without being properly trained and you should always be wearing a lifejacket.

What should I do after I have an accident?

After an accident no matter how small you think it is always seek medical attention immediately. If you can gather some evidence such as photos of where you injured yourself and if there is anyone around at the time to ask them to provide statements of what happened.

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Can I claim for a fishing accident?

You may be entitled to claim for compensation. Our expert lawyers can advise you on the individual circumstances of your claim.

 

Who would I claim against?

If your injury was due to another person’s negligence then you may be able to claim against them. If your injury was due to lack of training or not being provided with the correct safety equipment then you may be able to claim against your employer. Our lawyers will advise you once they know the details of your injury claim.

 

How much compensation will I be able to claim?

The amount of compensation you will be able to claim is dependent on the individual circumstances of your claim. Your lawyer will be able to advise you as your claim progresses and further information has been obtained. You can claim for things such as loss of earnings if you are not able to work because of your injury, medical bills if you have had to seek private treatment, loss and enjoyment of life is also something else that you may be able to claim.

How long do I have to make a claim?

In Scotland you have three years from the date of the accident to make a claim. However, the best time to make a claim is as soon as you are able too.

 

How long does a claim take?

There is no set time on how long it will take for you to settle your claim. This would all depend on the seriousness of your accident and your individual claim.

 

 

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