Jet ski Injury Claims

Jet skiing, water skiing, wake boarding & tubeing are among the most accessible and popular activities undertaken on Australia’s rivers and lakes. Because they all involve high speed there’s always a risk of injury usually from collisions of one type or another. Carter Capner Law handles jet ski injury claims and other injury claims arising from boating and jet skiing activities.

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What do you do if you have been injured while Jet Skiing or Boating?

Fortunately, most recreational boats and watercraft carry liability insurance for passengers, skiers and riders, but the insurance only provides cover if the driver has legal liability for the injuries that result.

A clear-cut case of injury liability might arise if a boat driver runs over his skier. A less obvious liability scenario is where a tube rider flies off a tube during a turn.

Commercial operators usually exclude liability for injuries as a condition of participation. Your rights to compensation for any resulting Excursion & Tour injury claims can be diminished by such liability waivers and statutory immunity that is usually claimed under the Civil Liability Act for injuries resulting from “obvious risks” arising from Dangerous Recreational Activities.

Persons injured in such activities should seek injury compensation guidance from an experienced recreational injury lawyer with knowledge of the sport and the legal issues that must be navigated to achieve a successful injury compensation outcome with payment of damages for loss of salary, paid and unpaid domestic care, loss of enjoyment of life, expense recovery and loss of future earning capacity.

Your rights in relation to a recreational accident include the right to get the best outcome for you and your family by choosing a lawyer with knowledge of Jet ski Injury Claims and the intricate legal issues that apply.

You are entitled to secure the services of a legal team whose deep knowledge of recreational accidents gives them the confidence to take on your Jet ski Injury Claims charging no upfront fees and only getting paid on success.

Carter Capner Law conducts recreational injury compensation claims Australia-wide.

Our service terms ensure you are kept informed all the way and that our people are always available to address concerns. Industry-leading technology ensures claims are conducted promptly, efficiently and at a lower cost.

Call or email today to get expert advice from the recreational accident experts at Carter Capner Law.


Schedule your free initial consultation

At our initial consultation, we can give you more information about the Jet ski Injury Claims process and discuss the viability of an insurance or compensation claim. We will also confirm your eligibility for no win no fee terms to pursue your case.


Investigation & gathering evidence

We will investigate and gather evidence while you recover from your injuries. This includes collecting medical treatment records prior to the accident and subsequent to it.

At the same time, we will also collect employment and income records so that complete before and after pictures can be painted.


Get Independent Medical Specialists' opinions

Once we obtain all relevant medical records, including reports from your treating doctors, we will get an independent medical expert opinion as to the extent of your Jet ski Injury Claims.

From those reports, we will formulate how the Jet ski Injury Claims has impacted you and your family at work and at home.


Lodge your claim

If the investigation results satisfactorily, we will then lodge your insurance claim where possible and, if the circumstances allow, a compensation claim for the physical and psychological deficits you have sustained as a result of the accident.


Attendance at informal settlement meeting

We will formulate your damages demand if applicable and appoint an out-of-court meeting to negotiate the resolution of your Jet ski Injury Claims settlement.


Claim settlement or court proceedings

Statistically, more than 97% of compensation claims are settled out of court. In many cases, the claim is resolved successfully during the informal settlement meeting, and you will receive the compensation to which you are entitled.

If your claim has not been resolved at this stage, we will file proceedings in court to help you get the compensation to which you are entitled according to the law.

I was injured in a jet skiing, boating or skiing accident. Can I claim for compensation?

For Jet ski Injury Claims to be successful, you will need to prove that the operator was negligent and that your injury meets the relevant threshold to warrant compensation.

If you are injured at a recreational facility:

  • Report the accident as well as your injury to a staff member immediately. Make sure that you make a list of all the relevant details in a notepad immediately so you don’t forget any crucial details later on.
  • Take pictures, if possible, of your injuries, the cause of your injuries, and or the scene of the accident.
  • Record the details of any of the witnesses to the accident.
  • Seek appropriate medical attention for your injuries. If the injury is serious, it is crucial that you see a medical professional as soon as possible in order to assess and report the injuries for evidence.
  • Keep all receipts of any medical or out-of-expenses that relate to the accident.

If you are unsure where to start, contact our expert recreational lawyers, who will give you advice on Jet ski Injury Claims.

What’s my chance of a successful recreational injury claim?

Every Jet ski Injury Claims is different. We need to consider carefully:

  • how the accident precisely occurred;
  • whether any element of equipment design or maintenance fell below reasonably acceptable standards;
  • any deficiency in the boat driver’s conduct;
  • the conduct of any other vessel that contributed to a collision, and its driver; and many other things.

How much insurance or compensation will I receive for a recreational injury?

For Jet ski Injury Claims – It all depends on the quality of your evidence, the quality of your lawyer’s investigation and the loss of income case your lawyer makes out.

If someone whose injury has had a significant effect on their quality of life (work, psychological, physical) is entitled to greater compensation than someone whose injury has had a minor impact on their lives.

As is the case in other situations, the right to claim damages for injury depends on the circumstances, and the basic five elements must be proved:-

  • extent of duty owed;
  • breach of duty;
  • pre-existing health prior to the accident;
  • pre-accident lifestyle;
  • injury complained of has been caused by that breach.

The amount of compensation also is determined by the following:

  • General damages (loss of enjoyment in life due to suffering);
  • Out-of-pocket expenses (medical bills, rehabilitation costs);
  • Any loss of income and superannuation contributions;
  • Potential medical or personal care costs that are likely to occur due to the injury; and
  • The interest from the loss of earnings.

How can I increase my prospects of success?

During Jet ski Injury Claims, It is crucial that you:

  • Report the accident as well as your injury to the proper authorities immediately. Make sure that you make a list of all the relevant details immediately, so you don’t forget any crucial details later on.
  • Take pictures, if possible, of your injuries, the cause of your injuries, and or the scene of the accident.
  • Record the details of any of the witnesses to the accident.
  • Seek appropriate medical attention for your injuries. If the injury is serious, it is crucial that you see a medical professional as soon as possible in order to assess and report the injuries for evidence.
  • Keep all receipts of any medical or out-of-expenses that relate to the accident.

Engaging an experienced public liability lawyer who specialises in Jet ski Injury Claims can make the process easier, more efficient and more likely successful for you.

What are the fees for compensation claim for recreational accidents?

It is essential to always speak to an expert compensation lawyer about your situation. Your financial position should not prevent you from seeking legal advice in regard to the injury you suffered that you are ‘not-at-fault’ for.

Medical bills and taking time off work or, even worse, potentially not being able to return to work can be costly. Carter Capner Law offers a ‘no win, no fee’ service in many cases.

Types of injuries that can occur while Jet Skiing & Boating?

Recreational injury may arise either from a collision, inadequate control of the activity or defective equipment.

Head and brain injury.

Spinal and neck injury.

Soft tissue injury.

Upper and lower limb injury.

Ankle, knee and wrist injury.


Shoulder injury.

Propeller injury.

Shock, anxiety and depression.

The CCL method

Our recreational injury lawyers will quickly review the circumstances of your case to determine your prospects of a successful personal injury claim. And once we have approved your case the claim process can be promptly started following the CCL method


Assemble the initial information you are able to provide

Proper case preparation demands meticulous attention to detail. That’s why right from the start, we collect all the facts and continuously verify them with you and other sources. Constant updates to your comprehensive statement will ensure everyone – you, us, medical specialists and barristers – stay precisely on the same page.


Prepare initiating Claim Notice.

Once sufficient facts have been collected and the identity of the at-fault party confirmed, and initial Claim Notice can be completed in a way that persuasively asserts the basis and extent of your compensation request.


Keep collecting the facts.

Diligent claim preparation requires a comprehensive understanding of your medical income and employment histories. We will obtain records from accident related treatment provided as well as from health professionals who have treated you for any prior conditions. Employment and income records asked also be collected and diligently examined .


Medical investigation of injury.

The extent of accident related injury must be independently verified by medical experts. Because compensation is paid for the permanent effects from an injury, specialist medical assessment is deferred until 9 – 12 months post injury. We’ll arrange examinations with appropriate specialists and the insurer of the at-fault party is entitled also to have you examined by its specialists.



Once all information has been collected and medical specialist reports obtained, we will carefully formulate the “damages” components of your claim demand. The CCL Method requires that every component – general damages, lost wages, expenses you have incurred, the value of past and future domestic care and the value of loss of future earning capacity – is based on authoritative evidence.



After the insurer has considered your damages ask, a settlement conference is arranged to attempt to negotiate a resolution. Although informal, the success of the conference depends on the extent of preparation that has gone before it. Offers will be exchanged and if the insurer is being reasonable, the conference offers a good opportunity to finalise the claim.


Settlement not reached: heading to court

If you are unable to reach an agreement within 60 days after the conference, a Claim and Statement of Claim must be filed in court in relation to your accident. The defendant may then file a Defence and the court process then continues until the dispute is listed for a trial where witnesses are called to give oral evidence and a judge makes a final determination.

What expenses does Carter Capner Law cover for you under its Jet ski accident compensation No-win No-fee terms?

Carter Capner Law's No-Win No-Fee terms affords fairness to those seeking compensation for personal injury including loss of income and future loss of income earning capacity. No-Win No-Fee - sometimes called "no-win, no-charge" and "no-win no-pay," allows legal representation to a level equivalent to that of the insurance company that will be resisting your payout. Essentially No-Win No-Fee terms provide that fees and case expenses are only payable when the claim is finalised and only if it is successful.

  • Court Filing Fees

  • Medical specialist consultation & report fees

  • Medical records collection fees

  • Expert report fees

  • Claim investigation

  • Barristers

    We will secure the services of a barrister who will also offer No-Win No-Fee terms

  • Document production

  • Police Report Fees

  • Government agency search fees

  • Freight & courier

  • Freight & courier

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