It might be surprising to hear that fishing is the source of the highest proportion of work-related injury across Europe.
The highest proportional industrial sector in Britain for accidents is agriculture and second place both at home and in European nations is, less surprisingly, the construction industry.
Those who have been injured while working on fishing boat or in another role in the industry might think they do not have the legal right to claim as their job is hazardous – but this isn’t accurate. Here at YouClaim we have secured compensation for a number of people who have been injured while working jobs in the industry. Call us today on 0800 10 757 95 to see if you can claim.
Fishing is a major food-producing industry, employing thousands of people who daily go into danger to bring home supplies of fish for all to buy and cook. Most jobs in the sector bring with them some element of risk, and some of the most common are detailed below.
Other risks for those employed in the industry include injuries from their catch. Nips from lobsters and crabs, stings from jellyfish and similar injuries can all be claimed for. There are the usual hazards of life on board a small boat including:
As regards responsibility for this range of sea-borne hazards – of course people having a duty to look after themselves and many fishermen are self-employed and only work at a local level. However, employers, whether they are vessel captains or large scale frozen food companies, also have a duty of care to staff.
If you have been injured onboard a fishing boat call us now on 0800 10 757 95 or request a call back by clicking “start claim”, and our team will tell you whether you have a viable claim.