According to the Cruise Lines International Association, in 2017, almost 2 million British citizens went on a cruise*.
Our cruise ship accident claims solicitors are here to help you claim the compensation you deserve. If you have been involved in an accident on a cruise ship and it was due to someone else’s negligence, contact us for free legal advice from our expert solicitors.
No Win No Fee cruise ship claim solicitors
Almost all of our cruise ship accident cases are conducted on a No Win No Fee basis, meaning we only take a fee if we win compensation on your behalf, therefore there is no financial risk to you.
Cruise ship accidents explained
Accidents can happen everywhere and during a cruise, you will spend most of your time on the ship. If you have been injured on a cruise ship you are usually protected by the Athens Convention from 1974 relating to the carriage of passengers and their luggage by sea.
If this is the case, your claim has to be made under the terms of your holiday contract and you have to prove that the injury was caused at least partly due to the negligence of the carrier, the crew, the holiday company or booking agent.
In the following cases you won’t need to prove fault but we still advise you to consult a legal representative to claim the compensation you deserve:
- Defect on the ship
Most common causes and types of cruise ship accidents
Slips, trips and falls are among the most common accidents that happen on a cruise ship. Other causes, where the cruise operator or booking agency can usually be held responsible for the accident, include:
- Swimming pool accidents
- Misdiagnosis by the cruise ship doctor
- Falls overboard due to lack of safety precautions
- Defective furniture or equipment: in the room or in a common area such as the restaurant or the poolside
- Allergic reactions to meals
These accidents result in different kinds of injuries. Our clients most commonly seek compensation for:
- Broken arms
- Broken legs
- Cuts and bruises
- Torn and strained muscles
- Head injuries
- Neck, spinal and back injuries
What can I claim for?
If you have been injured on a cruise ship due to someone else’s negligence, you can claim compensation for the following:
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of earnings
- House modifications
- Rehabilitation and treatment
I tripped and fell on my knees as I boarded the ship because of the large gap between the ramp and the dock. Can I claim compensation for my injuries?
If the cruise liner or staff responsible for connecting the ramp to the dock are found to be at fault for not closing the gap properly then you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries. Contact us to establish your full legal position.
How much can I claim for a cruise ship accident?
It completely depends on your injury and the impact it has on your life. If the injury was caused due to someone else’s negligence, your claim for pain and suffering could be worth several thousands of pounds. For more information call us on freephone 0800 083 5045 or try our online claims calculator.*Source: https://www.express.co.uk/travel/articles/930700/cruises-boom-britons-book-2018-cruise
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