No one goes on holiday expecting to have an accident, but there may come a time when you take the holiday of a lifetime on board a ship only to have a mishap, and you may find yourself in need of some cruise ship injury advice. No environment can ever be fully safe and secure, no matter how hard a company tries to make it, and indeed on occasion, you may find that your injury has occurred as a result of negligence on the part of the cruise ship line operator.
There are many smooth surfaces on board a cruise ship that could prove potentially dangerous. There are the communal walkways on deck which are open to the environment and which can become wet from rain or even spray, causing people to slip and slide. There are even dance floors, some of which may be made of a smooth surface such as marble, which could prove dangerous. There are the various physical activities, such as rock wall climbing, swimming, weight training and even ten pin bowling, which could result in muscle injuries, such as sprains, or bone and tendon injuries such as sprains, breaks or fractures. There is always the chance that the ship could collide with another object causing injury. Any accident could also result in a head injury, from something as ordinary as concussion, which could cause nausea, vomiting and dizziness, through to something far more serious such as a blood clot.
There are also the injuries that are not so visible. For example, a person could contract food poisoning from reheated dishes served on a buffet or undercooked food in a restaurant. This initial bout of food poisoning can cause permanent damage to a person’s digestive system, perhaps resulting in Irritable Bowel Syndrome or other long-term conditions.
Dealing with injuries
If you have suffered from any of these injuries or even those not mentioned, but are unsure whether the cruise ship line operator is to blame, then you should get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline. They have a convenient and entirely free to call 24-hour helpline on 0800 689 0500 and access to teams of expert lawyers who are specialists in the field of personal injury claims.
They will listen to your injury story and advise you on whether it would be worth pursuing an injury claim. Such claims could result in hundreds to thousands of pounds worth of deserved compensation. You will not be asked about your financial situation, as it costs nothing to make a claim. If you are not in a position to speak to someone, then you can fill in their simple online form instead and a representative will call you back.
Accident Advice Helpline was first set up in 2000 and since that date they have helped thousands of victims of negligence receive justice and compensation. The compensation they are able to obtain can help cover the costs of treatment, the cost of travelling to and from hospital, home help or nursing care, babysitting charges, as well as loss of earnings if the injury has meant you are unable to work.
Date Published: July 25, 2014
Author: David Brown