Expert injury lawyers in Pontefract
Pontefract is a historic market town in West Yorkshire. The name originates from the Latin for “broken bridge,” formed of the elements pons (‘bridge’) and fractus (‘broken’). Pontefract was not recorded in the 1086 Domesday Book, but was noted as Pontefracto in 1090, four years after the Domesday survey, and surely it is where the cakes come from.
Holidaymakers from Yorkshire, or anywhere else, may well choose a cruise for their vacation. While aboard, if they should be injured in an accident that was not their fault, they may want to use expert injury lawyers in Pontefract.
Let’s hope they have a good time
Cruise operators take health and safety matters very seriously and ensure that all possible precautions are put in place. Even with all this care being taken, accidents still sometimes happen, and if you are involved in one in which you sustain injuries then you may want to make a personal injury claim using expert injury lawyers in Pontefract.
Possible illness and injuries on a cruise
Like when you are anywhere else, there are many ways in which an accident or illness can happen when aboard a ship, things like:
- Trips, slips or falls;
- Legionnaires’ disease;
- Food poisoning;
- Faulty products causing harm; and
- Objects falling and hitting people.
If you find yourself in a situation in which you are injured through someone else’s fault or negligence, you may want expert injury lawyers in Pontefract to make a personal injury claim for you. The same applies to the crew members, except that their claim would be made under slightly different rules, as they are employees rather than customers.
Which one is it to be?
Accidents on board a ship fall within two differing sets of regulations, and which one has to be used depends on which port the cruise started from, where it visited and which port the cruise ended at. It could be either:
- The Athens Convention; or
- Package travel regulations.
Deciding which rules apply, and then that the claim fits those regulations, is a complicated process, but one that here at Accident Advice Helpline we have dealt with many times. For over 15 years, we have been dealing with all types of injuries sustained in all types of accidents, and we have a wealth of knowledge and experience at your disposal.
We operate a no win no fee agreement, which since the government abolished legal aid for personal injury claims in 1998 is the way for anyone to make their claim. No money is needed to start with, and we only get paid when your case has been won.
Contact our helpline on 0800 689 0500. Our advisors will be interested to hear about your accident and injury, and will guide you through the processes that are necessary to make your personal injury compensation claim.
Date Published: 24th October 2013
Author: David Brown