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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Compensation for gastric illness on a cruise

    Thousands of people head off on a cruise every single year. This is a great holiday to choose if you want to see more than one country and not have to worry about the stress of travelling to get there. You will be travelling of course, but on board a cruise ship the experience and excitement starts the moment you step on board.

    While the vast majority of cruises go off without a hitch and provide their passengers with a great experience, there are instances where things may potentially go wrong. For example there are some people who have suffered a gastric illness on a cruise, and this can be potentially devastating and ruin the trip a person has planned for many months. Indeed, this kind of illness has the potential to affect many people on board if it spreads from one person to another once someone catches it in the first place.

    Fortunately of the great number of people who go on cruises every year, most of them will have a great time and won’t experience anything like this. However, the potential for something to happen in this area is there, and as such it is worth finding out more.

    What symptoms might be related to a gastric illness?

    Symptoms can vary depending on the type of bacteria or germ that causes the illness. For example some people will get sickness and diarrhoea whereas others might experience feverish symptoms and diarrhoea, without being sick. It is dependent on the exact nature of the illness, but in every case it is unpleasant and definitely ruins what would otherwise be a wonderful holiday. As such it is a good idea to take every possible precaution to ensure you have as little chance as possible of catching anything like this.

    Make sure you have access to no-obligation advice if you need it

    If you’ve already contracted a gastric illness on board a cruise, don’t suffer in silence. You could be entitled to make a no win, no fee claim but it makes sense to consult an experienced lawyer before you do anything else. By contacting Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 you can take advantage of our no-obligation advice service. We employ a large number of professional injury compensation lawyers, one of whom could support a no win, no fee* claims process for you.

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    Date Published: February 16, 2015

    Author: David Brown

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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.