Boating accident & jet ski compensation lawyers

Boat accident, jet ski & marine injury compensation lawyers Brisbane, the Gold Coast, QLD

Had a boating accident, or suffered a boat injury?  Perhaps you’ve been injured on a jet ski, whilst sailing, or on a speedboat and are seeking marine insurance?

Any injury caused by an operator or by a passenger on a vessel, whether powerboat or sailboat or other sea vehicle means you may be entitled to compensation.

We have close to forty years experience in cases involving boating injuries, and as The Personal Injury Lawyers in Queensland, we work hard to get you the compensation you want.

On land or at sea, you're covered with our no win no fee guarantee

We fight for all persons injured in Queensland, no matter their financial situation.

If you’re entitled to compensation but you can’t afford the upfront fees of a lawyer, our no win no fee guarantee acts as a lifebuoy. This allows you to stay afloat and access the legal representation you need.

Boat/jet ski injury compensation FAQ

The specific circumstances of your boating accident will affect your entitlement to claim, and also the type of boating accident claim you are able to make.

In most cases in Queensland, if you were not the party at fault for the boating accident, you will be eligible to make a claim to compensate at least some of the costs related to your injuries.

Recreational boating accidents generally fall under public liability, whilst work-related boating accidents can often fall under both workers’ compensation and public liability.

Recreational boat incidents that can cause injuries might include:


  • A collision with another vehicle
  • A fire aboard the boat
  • Flooding of the vessel


An example of a work-related boat incident that may lead to injury could include:


  • Injuries caused by a fall
  • Injuries caused by exposure to harmful chemicals
  • Injuries caused by work equipment

The victim of injuries caused by a boating accident may be entitled to compensation for damages including:

  • Hospital and medical bills
  • Rehabilitation and home care bills
  • Lost wages from missed work
  • Pain and suffering damages

If you want to make a claim for injuries sustained in a boating accident, you will be required to prove the accident was the fault of, or contributed to by, another party.

If you are able to show this, you will be able to make a claim against the insurer of the boat or vessel at fault.

Making a claim after a boat accident involves a number of steps, and you should be aware that there are strict time limits that apply to boat accident compensation claims.

There are a number of steps you’d have to undertake if managing a claim yourself, as you try to claim online for injury compensation.

We manage everything for you and using our experience to ensure we maximise your claim.

Due to the time limits that apply to making a claim, it is important to discuss your case with a compensation lawyer as soon as possible.

Yes. It’s important to be aware of the strict time limits that apply to making a boating accident claim.

You should seek professional legal advice as soon as possible following your accident.

This offer may sound too good to be true, but it really is true. Rest assured it’s a genuine service we provide, and with The Personal Injury Lawyers, you can confidently pursue a legal claim without being left out of pocket. By pursuing damages via our No Win No Fee service, you can feel confident about your expenses, and you’re backed by the 50/50 rule. You can learn more about our no win no fee guarantee on our dedicated page.

The costs of making a claim change from case to case depending on the circumstances.

Possible costs might include lodging forms and obtaining medical records.

How much compensation will I get for a boating or jet ski accident?

If you seek compensation, our compensation calculator gives a basic indication how much compensation you may be able to claim. 

While most claims are settled without needing to attend court, you may be required to go to court during your claim process if the insurer of the driver of the boat you believe is responsible for the incident is denying liability.

This is not an easy question to answer as we need to know more information about your injury, your employment etc. If your boating accident claim is successful and you get compensation, then you do of course need to pay fees for the legal work undertaken.

That being said, you can be rest assured that all your compensation isn’t handed straight to your lawyer, as legislation is in place to ensure you get the maximum from your claim.

Find out more about the legislation that ensures you receive your fair amount of damages.

Generally, the insurer of the party or parties at fault will pay out the compensation from your boating accident claim.

It is possible to represent yourself in court, but it is not recommended, even if you have a legal background.

It is best to have an experienced legal professional on your team in order to get the best possible outcome.

You can get in touch with the experienced team at The Personal Injury Lawyers on a free call, chat or email.

We can then arrange for a free evaluation.

With offices in Brisbane and the Gold Coast and servicing all of Queensland, our boating accident compensation experts are always ready to help you out.

How much compensation did other people get awarded for their boat/jetski injuries?

To help you understand more how much other people were awarded for their compensation claims, (who may have similar injuries to you) we pulled together some helpful, real life personal injury payout examples..

These include compensation for injury at work as well as car accident injuries, workplace injury and slips, trips and falls. You may have suffered an injury that means that you can’t return to work. We assess the type of injury that you have suffered and will look at current medical reports, the costs of your future medical treatment, along with important factors such as whether you are left with a total and permanent disability.

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Our guarantee quickly pays for all outlays and associated claim expenses and you get access to the help you need

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