Boat and Marine Accidents
If you’ve been injured in a marine or boating accident caused by no fault of your own, you might be entitled to compensation. At Brisbane Injury Lawyers, our team of expert personal injury lawyers are here to help.
Common Types of Marine Claims
Boat, Jet Ski and other marine accidents generally fall under public liability law. This covers scenarios where there is negligence shown by the vessel owner or skipper, including:
- Reckless driving, or driving under the influence;
- Faulty maintenance issues;
- Failure to obey the set rules and regulations;
- Missing safety equipment, and;
- Being thrown overboard.
According to the Transport Operations (Marine Safety) Act 1994, there is a general safety obligation on all vessel owners, operators, and crew members to operate vessels safely at all times. This responsibility includes making sure the ship is:
- Properly equipped and maintained, and;
- Operated in a safe manner.
“The general safety obligation prohibits a vessel from going to sea if it is no properly built and maintained, equipped, crewed and operated in line with its proposed operating environment.” (Sourced from Marine Safety Queensland, 2017: Read the article here)
If you have an ongoing injury or permanent impairment that was caused by a boating or marine accident, consult with our lawyers to find out if you’re entitled to compensation and damages. These may cover the reasonable value of your medical expenses, your lost income, and emotional and physical pain and suffering.
How Brisbane Injury Lawyers Can Help?
At Brisbane Injury Lawyers, we understand that injuries and accidents can be a traumatic experience. We take all the stress out of making your claim, with one of our compensation lawyers being there for advice every step of the way.
You can either start your claim straight away or contact us to discuss the events of the incident. One of our professional personal injury lawyers will identify and analyse the details of the accident, manage your claim, and make sure you are properly informed about your rights and entitlements.
We also offer a “No Win No Fee” service. This means if your accident, injury or medical negligence case isn’t successful, you won’t have to pay for our services.
If you need help making a claim, contact our team at Brisbane Injury Lawyers today. We can provide the legal services, support and advice you need.
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