Would you like advice on compensation in Stockport after a boating accident?
Although many people now opt to fly abroad to take a holiday, boating holidays are still popular and numerous people choose to travel this way each year. Whilst many people opt to hire a boat themselves, others prefer to book a cruise on a ship or oceanliner and travel to numerous destinations in one trip.
Whilst cruises can make for a wonderful, once-in-a-lifetime holiday, it’s important to take care whilst you’re on board. Although most larger ships do have medical facilities on board, it may not be as easy to access specialist care so it’s important not to succumb to any clumsy accidents or injuries.
However, if someone or something else causes an incident whilst on board, there may be nothing you can do to avoid getting hurt and you may need advice on compensation in Stockport. Whilst large-scale disasters are, fortunately, relatively, rare, you could suffer an injury on board in the same way you could on dry land. If, for example, luggage was left in corridors or in public areas, you could simply fall or trip and suffer an injury as a result.
Similarly, if the fixtures or fittings in your cabin weren’t secured properly, they could come loose and cause you to suffer some form of injury. If this type of injury were to occur, it’s possible that the shipping firm would be held responsible for your injuries and you may need advice on compensation in Stockport to further your claim.
When an incident or injury occurs on board, you may assume that the shipping firm will always be held responsible. However, if it was another passenger that caused your injury, you may need to make your Stockport personal injury claims against them, rather than the shipping firm.
If you suffered an injury and you know that you weren’t responsible but you aren’t sure who to make your Stockport personal injury claims against, there’s no need to worry. In most cases, your personal injury lawyer or solicitor will be able to help you to identify whoever is responsible for your injuries and they can assist you in launching any necessary Stockport personal injury claims.
Of course, if you suffer an injury but you’re well enough to stay on board and enjoy the rest of your trip, you may not want to make your Stockport personal injury claims straightaway. Providing you contact a personal injury lawyer and start your claim within three years of the incident, it’s likely that you will still be able to obtain compensation so there’s no need to rush home solely to get your claim started.
Contact Accident Advice Helpline today
If you’re ready to begin thinking about making your Stockport personal injury claims, or if you simply want to access further information, why not contact Accident Advice Helpline to find out how we can assist you? Simply call us on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile and we’ll be happy to help.
Date Published: 8th September 2014