When we take a trip on a ferry, we are often doing so thinking that sea sickness might be the worst we have to deal with, yet an accident on board can end up by you asking the question, ‘can I claim for an injury on a ferry?’
Ferries usually sail on fairly choppy waters like the English Channel, and as such, they can be an uncomfortable ride. However, the company that owns the ferry still has as great a duty of care towards their passengers as if they were sailing on one of the world’s most comfortable ocean cruise liners. They have to ensure that the ferry is as safe and secure as it is possibly can be, and therefore any injury that is incurred on board a ship that is due to negligence on the part of the company is almost certainly eligible for a claim.
An accident aboard a ferry can mean a poor start or finish to a journey, and as well as the immediate pain and discomfort, can result in weeks or months of inconvenience, depending on the injury. A successful compensation claim could present you with hundreds, perhaps thousands of pounds, and these would not only ease the psychological implications of the accident, but also help to alleviate its consequences. A compensation payout can help to cover the costs of travelling to and from a hospital or other medical treatment establishment; it can go towards the cost of nursing care should it be required, and it can also help to cover any loss of earnings if you are unable to work as a result of the accident.
What types of injury are eligible for a claim?
There are many types of accidents that can happen on board a ferry. With all that water around, deck areas could become wet and result in slips and falls leading to broken legs and arms, damaged hips and even head injuries. If you are at all unsure whether your accident on board a ferry was caused by negligence, then you should speak to someone who can help. Accident Advice Helpline has a totally free and convenient 24-hour helpline and access to expert lawyers who are specialists in the field of personal injury. They will listen to your injury story and advise you whether a claim on the grounds of negligence would be worth pursuing, and the amount of compensation you may be entitled to. If you are not free to speak, there is also an easy online form you can fill in with your personal information, and a representative will call you back.
Accident Advice Helpline has been in operation since 2000 and since then they have helped thousands of people receive compensation for an injury that was not their fault. They work on a no win, no fee* basis and they will not even ask any awkward questions about your financial situation, as it does not cost anything to initiate an injury claim.
Date Published: July 25, 2014
Author: David Brown