Whether you are travelling on a cruise liner or simply nipping from Dover to Calais, it is important to adhere to warnings when on a ferry to minimise the risk of travel accidents.
Of course, accidents on holiday to happen, human error is the greatest culprit. Yet, by ensuring you follow all health and safety warnings when on a ferry, if you do suffer a holiday accident or injury during your trip, you are likely to be able to claim travel accident compensation on your return home.
5 essential safety warnings when on a ferry
Health and safety warnings when on a ferry will vary from ship to ship, however, there are some common wise pearls of advice to follow to minimise the risk of travel accidents.
- Always be careful of your footing and hold the handrail when walking on the gangway; wear your bags, don’t carry them in hand.
- Never stand in marked areas on deck. Some ferries choose to mark these with yellow and black stripes. Ask for advice if you are unsure of where is safe to stand.
- Supervise children at all times. It is best for them to stay seated with you, unless your ferry provides a children’s entertainment facility.
- Desist from riding bikes, skateboards or roller skates on board the ferry.
- At the start of your journey, take a note of the emergency procedures, and locate life jackets and exits from the ferry.
Claiming compensation for ferry accidents
There are times when you do adhere to all safety warnings when on a ferry and accidents still happen. If you have been involved in a travel accident through no fault of your own, and you believe a third party is to blame, you may be able to claim travel accident compensation for the harm and distress you have endured.
At Accident Advice Helpline, we offer a free initial consultation to all victims of travel injury and illness. During this consultation we will uncover the basis of your case. This will help us determine both your eligibility to claim and where liability is likely to lie.
Getting in touch with us
For more information, and to receive your free initial consultation, speak with one of our specialist advisors today. Call us on freephone number 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile.
Date Published: August 1, 2016
Author: Accident Advice