No-one should be exposed to unreasonable or unnecessary risk of injury whilst doing their job but people in the fishing industry continue to be at risk of an accident at work.
At Digby Brown, our expert personal injury solicitors know that fishing vessels are not like other workplaces.
Our solicitors understand the environment on fishing vessels and the dangerous nature of the job.
They know the Industry Regulations which apply on board and the law covering those working on board vessels as share fishermen.
A recent case saw Digby Brown’s specialist solicitors help a man injured while working on a commercial vessel. He fell into a recess which had been left open and exposed on deck.
He suffered serious injuries to his ankle, causing ongoing pain and discomfort and affecting his ability to work. This meant a significant loss of earnings.
Our solicitors fully investigated this complicated case and successfully secured compensation for our client. Legislation sets out that there should be safe access around the vessel to allow those on board to do their job.
In another case, our personal injury solicitors represented a man injured while maintaining a piece of machinery on a fishing vessel.
Our client had not been given proper training on how to carry out this task and was struck by a metal rod, causing him facial injuries.
We investigated this case and pursued a claim under the Merchant Shipping Regulations, securing compensation for our client.
At Digby Brown, we believe that everyone has the right to work without being exposed to risk which could be prevented. Employers have a legal obligation to protect their workers wherever they can, and where they fail to do so, they should be held accountable.
Compensation can help injured fishermen move on from the accident and where possible, return to a position they were in before the accident happened.
At Digby Brown, our clients can access justice without any financial risk through our no win no fee funding package.
To speak to a legal advisor today for advice about a potential fishing accident claim, please call us on 0333 200 5925.
Alternatively, fill in our online enquiry form or text ‘help’ to 83310, and a legal advisor will contact you.