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Accident on board a cruise


Many of us in the UK subscribe to the view that if something can go wrong, it will go wrong, and unfortunately, every year, here at Accident Advice Helpline, that prophecy comes true more often than we’d like. Dozens of our customers have told us how they scrimped and saved to buy the holiday of a lifetime, and then have managed to have an accident on board a cruise, some of them on their very first day! If you have been injured in an accident on board a cruise then you might find yourself wondering whether you are eligible to claim compensation – the answer is you won’t know unless you get in touch with us. There is a three-year time limit in place to make a personal injury claim, so it’s a good idea to contact us as soon as possible after you’re back on dry land.


Have you had an accident on board a cruise ship?

The types of accidents that could occur on board a cruise liner are too numerous to list here. Over the years, we’ve been able to secure compensation for dozens of our clients who came a cropper on board a cruise liner, including those with norovirus, those with food poisoning, and those who have suffered slips, trips and falls. We’ve even dealt with chemical burn injuries after a visit to the ship’s beauty salon.

It is incredible, the variety of injuries you could sustain from an accident on board a cruise ship. As we say, we’ve seen burns, as well as twisted ankles, sprain wrists, torn ligaments, fractures, head, neck and spinal injuries and everything in between. If you’ve sustained injuries in an accident that was not your fault, and you would like to make a claim for compensation, have a chat with us at Accident Advice Helpline.


Are you eligible to make a claim?

If you have been injured in an accident on board a cruise caused by somebody else then you could be eligible to claim personal injury compensation. Many people assume that you must have sustained serious injuries in order to be eligible to claim compensation but that’s simply not true. In fact, provided you received medical attention for your injuries, you can claim for even minor injuries, like whiplash suffered after a slip and fall, or a sprained ankle. The easiest way to find out if you have a viable claim is to get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline after your accident – we have been helping people claim compensation for over 16 years, so we really know what we are talking about.


Making your cruise accident compensation claim

You would think that staying safe on board a cruise ship would be relatively easy, given the large number of staff employed to satisfy your every need, and the fact that you’re in an enclosed environment, but unfortunately this isn’t the case. If you’ve received treatment for injuries sustained aboard a cruise ship because of an accident that was not your fault, you really should think about claiming. The first thing we will do at Accident Advice Helpline, is set about establishing who is liable for an accident on board a cruise ship, that has affected you. You can only claim compensation when the accident is not your fault, so we need to know whether it was another passenger, a member of staff or the cruise liner and company itself, that is liable for your injuries.


Will my claim definitely be successful?

As with anything in life, unfortunately we can’t guarantee that your claim will be successful. However, because Accident Advice Helpline operates on a no win no fee basis, we will only take on genuine claims that we think have a good chance of success. If you want to find out whether we will be able to help you with your accident on board a cruise claim, the best thing to do is to get in touch with us to find out. Because there are no fees to pay – and because it’s free to call our helpline – it won’t cost you a penny to find out whether you’re eligible to make a claim, and it could be worth your while financially.


How much compensation can I get for my accident?

Whether you have suffered from norovirus on board a cruise or been struck down with food poisoning, we can help you to make a personal injury claim. The amount of compensation you could be entitled to will depend on several things, such as the severity of your injuries, the impact they have had on your life both now and in the future, your prognosis for the future, any treatment you have needed and any expenses or losses you have incurred. We look at all these things as a whole to work out how much compensation you could receive. But we realise that some people like to get an idea of how much compensation they could be entitled to before they decide whether or not to go ahead with making a claim, which is why we created our 30-second calculator. This will tell you how much compensation you could receive if your claim is successful.


What happens next?

Once we’ve sorted that out, you’re on your way to learning how to claim compensation for an accident on board a cruise ship. One phone call to us and we can do it all for you, if you wish. There’ll be no paperwork, and generally speaking, most claims can be settled out of court; so you can simply relax at home and recover. Even better, the cost of making a claim for an accident on board a cruise is a lot less than you would expect. Our expert personal injury lawyers work on a no win no fee basis, so there are no upfront legal fees to worry about, making it affordable for anybody to claim. So let’s get started! contact us today. Call us free on 0800 689 5659.