Accidents on Cruise Ships
As one of the most popular holidays currently, tens of thousands of people every year choose a cruising holiday for their annual getaway, enjoying the freedom of the sea, the fine food and dining, on board entertainment and the prospect of seeing faraway shores and sites.
For the most part, cruises are fun, luxurious and fantastic experiences.
However, there is also a danger that someone could be injured on a cruise ship in an accident which was not their fault. In this case, the person injured has the right to seek compensation.
What Could Happen?
As with any public place, there is always a risk for harm to the public. However, people on holiday tend to be a little less careful than they might be. In many cases, accidents which happen are purely that – small incidents caused by a little too much enjoyment and too little care.
However, when a person chooses to book a cruising holiday, they also have the right to expect that the management and staff of that cruise liner will make every effort and take all reasonable steps to guard their health and safety.
When these efforts are not met, either by the carelessness or negligence of the staff or management then there can be much more severe consequences than a minor injury:
- Food poisoning
- Slip, trip or fall on deck, by the pool area or as a result of a hazard in a public area
- Falling down or up the stairs due to unsafe markings or unkempt carpets
- Falling when embarking or disembarking due to unsafe or poorly maintained gangways
- Falling from the ship due to unsafe barriers
The above are just a small number of the potentially severe accidents and consequences which could occur as the result of poor management on board a cruise ship. Normally when a UK citizen has an accident which wasn’t their fault, they have the right to make a compensation claim in Upper Sapey. However, with many people now choosing non-UK cruise companies with which to enjoy their holiday, the situation is slightly more complex.
Making a Compensation Claim in Upper Sapey
If you booked your cruise with a UK cruise company then your right to make a compensation claim in Upper Sapey is covered by the Package Travel Regulations 1992. However, in the event that your cruise was booked with a non-UK company then you still have the same right. It simply comes from the Athens Convention which covers a variety of countries as well as international waters.
The potential complications are no reason not to make a compensation claim in Upper Sapey though. This compensation claim in Upper Sapey could ensure that you and your family are reimbursed for any medical expenses and have your pain and suffering recognised formally.
Accident Advice Helpline have been supporting people just like you through many a compensation claim in Upper Sapey for over 14 years. We offer a service which is transparent, professional and courteous, and with consumer champion Esther Rantzen as our patron, you can be assured of being in the best hands.
Date Published: 4th September 2013
Author: David Brown