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Water sports include a broad range of recreational pursuits pursued by many at home in the UK or abroad. These include:

  • Sailing
  • Canoeing and kayaking
  • White water rafting
  • Jet skiing
  • Rowing
  • Speed boating
  • Water skiing
  • Surfing and wind surfing

Whilst these sports can be great fun, accidents do happen and often as a result of negligence. In our experience, causes of accidents often include issues included in the following non-exhaustive list:

  • Defective or poorly maintained equipment;
  • Lack of suitable personal protective equipment;
  • Inadequate training and supervision;
  • Negligence of other participants;
  • Lack of adequate safety standards and procedures on the part of organisers;
  • Collisions/ capsizing of boats or other craft;
  • Speed limits not observed; and/or
  • Alcohol consumption

We have successfully pursued claims for clients who have sustained injuries through water sports and boating accidents including in relation to serious head and other serious injuries.

We at Gorvins have the necessary experience and an in-depth knowledge of water sports and boating, and the necessary contacts with other professionals to successfully pursue claims and maximise compensation in claims arising out of accidents which occur in such sports/activities.  Gary Boyd, our Head of Sports Injury is himself a keen participant in water sports, particularly kayaking.

To obtain the highest compensation settlement for you we will optimise the evidence of the severity, and full consequences, of your injuries, your losses of earnings, medical/ rehabilitation expenses, travel and other expenses, and the full effects of the injuries on the life of yourself and your loved ones.

If you would like to discuss or make a claim, please call us on 0161 930 5117 or send your enquiry into our team via the online contact form.

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Meet the Serious Sports Injury Claims team

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