For many, a cruise is the ultimate holiday experience. If you’re boarding a cruise ship this summer in pursuit of sun, sea and exotic lands, the last thing you want is to be involved in travel accidents. Here are some common cruise ship accidents and injuries to try and avoid.
What are the most common cruise ship accidents?
Cruise ships are generally very safe, but the worst recorded injuries on a cruise ship have been fatal.
Cruise ship accidents are rare, but they do happen. Although modern ships are built to deal with adverse weather conditions and unpredictable environmental hazards, it is possible for them to run into trouble.
Human error can also play a part in many accidents.
On board cruise ships, you may run the risk of slips, trips and falls, food poisoning and drowning. Injuries are often minor and include cuts, grazes and bruising. In more severe cases, holiday injuries may include head and spinal injuries, fractures and dislocations.
What should I do if I’ve been injured on a cruise ship?
If you’ve been injured on holiday, report the incident to the captain of the cruise ship and a representative from your tour operator. If you were not to blame for your travel injuries, you may be able to make a claim for compensation.
At the time of the incident, get your injuries checked over by a medical professional and ask witnesses to record their version of events. Note down everything you can remember about the accident.
If you wish to file a travel accident claim, call Accident Advice Helpline. We can help to process your claim efficiently, so you don’t have any extra stress to deal with.
Our personal injury lawyers have extensive experience in dealing with holiday accidents and they do all the hard work for you. We will keep you informed of what is going on at every stage of the process.
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If you would like to discuss your travel accident compensation claim with one of our advisors, call us today. Our freephone lines are open 24 hours a day on 0800 689 0500 from a landline, and 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. We offer a simple, convenient and reliable service and we promise to do everything we can to secure your payout.
Date Published: April 29, 2016
Author: Accident Advice