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Fishing and marine accident solicitors

Working at sea is certainly not without its fair share of risks. One look at the current investigations page of the Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) website will tell you that accidents at sea are not uncommon – and that fatalities are a regular occurrence.

Working in, on or close to water is inherently dangerous. The numerous hazards faced by workers makes it one of the environments where fatal accidents are likeliest to occur. In fact, according to the latest figures from the Water Incident Database (WAID), 263 people died in 2018 as a result of an accident on or around water.

Figures like these show that water-related fatal accidents occur far too often, leaving bereaved and desperate families searching for answers. It's at difficult times like these when talking to a legal expert becomes invaluable.

Talk to Thompsons - You'll be in good hands

If you are looking for advice, it always helps to speak to someone who knows the issues and the implications involved. In the case of a fatal accident at sea, you need to speak to a specialist lawyer - someone with the experience to make sure you and your family receive the fairest amount of compensation, in the quickest possible time so that you're better equipped to cope with your situation.

Thompsons' fatal accident lawyers are experts in advising people who have lost loved ones in accidents like these. Whatever your concerns, we can offer support and guidance on all matters relating to maritime accident claims.  

We advised the families of the three crewmen who died in the Flying Phantom tug boat which sank on the Clyde in December 2007. We also acted on behalf of the parents of Army Cadet Kaylee McIntosh, who died in 2007 when she was trapped under a capsized boat during a training exercise. 

Start your compensation claim today

As shown from our history of working on notable maritime accident cases, Thompsons' lawyers are dedicated to making sure the families of those who've lost their lives at sea do not have to move on without first finding justice.

Making a claim for compensation can be a daunting prospect, but an experienced accident lawyer will be able to guide you through the process and advise you on the best way forward.

If you have lost someone in a fatal accident, even if you are unsure whether you would be able to claim, contact our No Win No Fee lawyers today on 0800 0891 331. 

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