Cruise companies and the crews manning their ships have a legal duty to prevent passengers sustaining personal injuries. This includes preventing slips, trips and falls, accidents involving faulty equipment likely to cause injuries by electrocution, fire or explosions; outbreaks of food poisoning, and so on. It also means running the ship and navigating it in a manner that helps prevents passengers from becoming injured on a cruise.
The sheer size of a cruise ship and the number of people on board can at times make it almost impossible to deal with every slip or trip hazard immediately. Unruly, perhaps drunk, passengers also make it more difficult to prevent accidental injuries. As a result, passengers do occasionally sustain injuries by slipping, tripping or falling. While food poisoning incidents are comparatively rare, they also have the potential to ruin your dream cruise.
Your right to claim
Should you sustain an accidental injury aboard a cruise ship, you could be entitled to make a public liability claim. You would be eligible to claim for compensation if the slip, trip or fall or other accident you may have had on board was the result of negligence or a mistake made either by a member of the crew or by another passenger. Compensation claims are also subject to a time limit, so you can only claim for personal injury compensation if your cruise accident occurred within the last three years.
What to do
Establish whether you are entitled to claim and get expert legal assistance by calling the advice line provided by Accident Advice Helpline. Calls to this no-obligation Freephone line are confidential and you can call the line any time of day, every day of the year.
Accident Advice Helpline
Our law firm was established in 2000 to assist members of the public get the compensation they deserve. Sporting an outstanding success record, the firm uses members of its own nationwide legal team to handle public liability claims. The solicitor assigned to your case will have specific experience in conducting slip, fall or trip and travel accident claims.
What will happen
Once a solicitor has been assigned to your case, he or she will be able to deal with most aspects of your claim for compensation over the phone. It may even be possible to settle the claim out of court, although this can never be guaranteed as claim circumstances can vary significantly. In any case, he or she will ensure you get the best possible compensation as quickly as possible.
Call us today on 0800 689 0500 for more information and to start your claim for compensation.
Date Published: July 22, 2015
Author: Accident Advice