Cruise holidays are becoming more and more popular and they seem to be appealing to all ages now. But, surely going out to sea can be dangerous with a potential cruise accident; after all we have all seen Titanic?
How safe are cruise ships these days and just how common is it to have a cruise accident?
Cruise ships these days are actually pretty safe and have a good safety record due to their strict adherence to health and safety measures, and their constant improving on the ship’s stability, structure and manoeuvrability. So, it is quite rare to have to make a travel compensation claim due to a collision or ship problem. Although this doesn’t mean that travel claims are not raised for other cruise accidents whilst on board.
What other types of travel accident claims are there on a cruise ship?
Similarly to being on land you have the general every day claims which can happen anywhere. This includes slips, trips and fall injuries, and food poisoning caused by undercooked or expired food. These are all still viable travel compensation claims which are made against cruise ship companies.
How to avoid having a travel accident on a cruise ship
There are many ways to avoid having to make a travel compensation claim for a cruise accident. One of the main tips is to be aware of what is around you and always look where you are going. A fall the wrong way could be quite serious considering how high the ship sits in water. So, always look where you are walking, and if there is any water on deck make sure a member of staff are aware so they can get that cleaned up straight away, to prevent any nasty travel injury claims.
Other things to consider in order to prevent a travel accident claim is to make sure you are hydrated at all times, and if you aren’t sure always stick to drinking bottled water over tap water. This may seem an over cautious tip but it could save you from getting some serious illnesses caused by drinking impure water.
But, if you do have an accident whilst on board a cruise ship or anywhere for that matter that wasn’t your fault you may be able to make a travel compensation claim. Find out more by talking to law firm Accident Advice Helpline on their freephone number – 0800 689 0500.
Date Published: January 3, 2014
Author: David Brown