The world of commercial fishing is fraught with risks, and when accidents happen, the impact can be life-changing. If you’ve been involved in a trawler fishing boat accident that wasn’t your fault, get in touch with Switalskis to make a commercial fishing accident claim. We can help you get the compensation you deserve.
At Switalskis, we're not just experts in handling these types of claims; we're also your trusted supporter throughout the entire process. We can provide you with the best legal advice tailored to your situation thanks to our client-focused approach. We're not just here to talk at you; we're here to listen and provide solutions that make sense for you.
If you’ve been injured while working as a commercial fisherman, we know that you could be dealing with potentially serious injuries. With our unique blend of legal expertise, genuine care, and a straightforward approach that cuts through the jargon, we’ll help you get the compensation you need, so you can focus on what really matters: your recovery and wellbeing.
When you choose Switalskis for your commercial fishing accident claim, you're getting more than just legal representation; you're gaining a dedicated team who are committed to standing by your side from start to finish. We understand that dealing with a trawler fishing accident is a stressful and often confusing time. That's why we aim to make the legal process as smooth and straightforward as possible for you.
Here’s what to expect from working with Switalskis:
Our team is made up of seasoned professionals who have years of experience in handling commercial fishing accident claims. So, if you're looking for a law firm that offers more than just legal advice, Switalskis is the choice for you. We're your advocates, your confidants, and your supporters in this journey.
If you've been involved in a commercial fishing accident, you may be wondering whether you’re eligible to make a claim for compensation. Much of this will depend on proving that your employer failed to deliver on their duty of care. We’ll need to be able to establish the following:
To make a successful claim, you'll need to prove that the responsible party was negligent and that their negligence led to your accident. This often involves gathering evidence like accident reports, witness statements and expert testimonies. Don't worry; we'll guide you through this process and make sure you have a strong case.
If you've been injured in a commercial fishing accident and believe that someone else is at fault, you likely have grounds for a claim. We're here to help you understand your rights and navigate the complexities of liability and negligence.
ommercial fishing, particularly on trawlers, is one of the most hazardous occupations. The risks are many, and accidents can happen for a variety of reasons. Here's a closer look at some of the most frequent causes:
Understanding the common causes of trawler fishing accidents can help you identify who is liable for your accident. It can also help you understand what went wrong, and how it could have been prevented. If you've been involved in a trawler fishing accident and you feel that any of these factors were responsible, you may have a valid claim.
Working on a trawler is a physically demanding job that exposes you to a variety of risks. When accidents happen, the injuries sustained can range from minor to life-altering; in some cases, they can even be fatal.
Here's a rundown of some of the most common injuries.
Understanding the types of injuries commonly associated with trawler fishing can help you make sense of your situation and understand what you need to do next. If you've suffered from any of these injuries due to a trawler fishing accident, you may be eligible for compensation.
Losing a loved one in a commercial fishing accident is an unimaginable tragedy. The emotional toll is heavy, and the last thing you might be thinking about is making a legal claim. However, if your loved one's death was due to negligence or a lack of safety measures, you may be able to make a claim on their behalf. We understand this is a sensitive issue, and we're here to guide you through it.
Typically, immediate family members like spouses, children or parents can make a claim on behalf of the deceased. In some cases, other relatives - or even close friends who were financially dependent on the deceased - may also be eligible to claim.
The claim can cover a range of losses, from funeral expenses to loss of income, especially if the deceased was the primary breadwinner. Compensation can also be sought for the emotional suffering and loss of companionship, though no amount of money can truly compensate for the loss of a loved one.
We understand that this is an emotionally charged issue. Our team is trained to handle such cases with the sensitivity they deserve. We're not just here to offer legal advice; we're here to offer emotional support as well. You can also rest assured that all discussions and proceedings will be handled to provide you with privacy and confidentiality.
If you've been involved in a fishing accident, you're probably wondering what steps you need to take to make a claim. One of the most essential aspects of this process is gathering evidence. A well-documented case can make all the difference in securing the compensation you deserve.
Here's a rundown of the kind of evidence you'll need:
Gathering evidence might seem overwhelming, especially when you're dealing with the aftermath of an accident. We're here to guide you through each step, making sure you have all the evidence you need.
If you've been involved in a commercial fishing boat accident, you might be feeling overwhelmed about what to do next. Making a claim can seem like a daunting process, but we're here to simplify it for you.
Here's a step-by-step guide on how to go about it:
Making a claim might seem complicated, but we're here to make it as straightforward as possible. With our expertise and your cooperation, we can work together to secure the compensation you deserve.
Time is of the essence when it comes to making a commercial fishing accident claim. Generally, you’ll have three years from the date of the accident to make a claim. This is known as the limitation period. If you miss this deadline, you may lose your right to claim compensation, no matter how strong your case is.
If you're claiming on behalf of a loved one who has passed away due to a fishing accident, the limitation period is generally three years from the date of death, or the date when the death was linked to the accident.
While three years might seem like a long time, gathering evidence and building a strong case can take months. The sooner you start the process, the easier it is to collect vital evidence like accident reports, witness statements and medical records.
Understanding time limits and their exceptions can be confusing. That's why we're here to guide you through every step, so that you don't miss any important deadlines.
It's difficult to give a precise estimate of how much compensation you can claim without knowing the specifics of your case. However, there are several factors that can influence the amount of compensation you might receive, so it’s worth considering these:
Get in touch with Switalskis and we can provide you with further information on the various factors that will affect your compensation settlement, based on the specifics of your case.
Worried about the costs of making a claim? You're not alone. Many people hesitate to pursue legal action because they're concerned about the financial aspect. But at Switalskis, we aim to make the process as stress-free as possible for you.
A number of options are available:
Regardless of how your claim is funded, we believe in complete transparency. We'll discuss all the options with you during our initial consultation, so you can make an informed decision that suits your financial situation.
The duration of the claims process can vary widely depending on various factors. While we aim to resolve cases as swiftly as possible, it's important to understand what can influence the timeline.
Here's a rundown of the different factors that can affect how long your claim might take:
No matter how long your case takes, we'll keep you informed at every stage, so you always know what's happening with your case.
If you think you were partly at fault for an accident on a trawler boat, you can still claim compensation. This situation is known as contributory negligence, and it doesn't necessarily prevent you from making a claim.
Contributory negligence is when both parties share some level of fault for the accident. For example, if you were injured while working on a trawler but weren't wearing the proper safety gear, you might be considered partly responsible. However, if the main cause of the accident was a lack of safety measures on the boat, then the boat owner could also be held liable.
If you're found to be partly responsible, it could affect the amount of compensation you receive. The compensation might be reduced by a percentage that reflects your share of the blame. So, if you were found to be 30% responsible for the accident, you might be awarded 70% of the total compensation amount.
In cases involving contributory negligence, having experienced legal support is especially important. We'll help you navigate the complexities and make sure that all factors are considered. Our aim is to secure the best possible outcome for you, even if you were partly at fault.
Personal injury claims come in various shapes and sizes, each with its own set of rules, challenges and considerations. At Switalskis, we've got the expertise to handle a wide range of personal injury claims. Here's a quick rundown of the various types of personal injury claims we can help you with:
If you've been involved in a commercial fishing accident due to someone else's negligence, you may have the right to claim compensation. Switalskis has extensive experience in handling fishing accident claims, and we'll take the time to fully understand your situation and how it's impacted your life.
To find out how much compensation you could be entitled to and to start the process, call Switalskis today on 0800 1380 458 . Alternatively, contact us through the website to learn more.