If you went on a package holiday trip to Guernsey and had an accident you might be able to make injury claims in Guernsey.
Injury claims in Guernsey
If you’ve had an injury then the standard time limit to make a claim is three years, but if your accident was on a boat or plane, then you may only have two years to make a claim. This is because such accidents are governed by international conventions.
Accidents at sea
If you were one of the passengers sailing from Herm to Guernsey on the 15th of September 2013, you may have been unlucky enough to have had your bags swept overboard, but you wouldn’t have been injured. The incident happened when the Travel Trident ferry was diverted to go to the assistance of a yacht that was in distress. If you had been injured then you may have had grounds for filing injury claims in Guernsey.
If you have an accident at sea, then you have two years, instead of the usual three in which to make a personal injury compensation claim. You may slip on a wet deck if the anti-slip coating is wearing in places and if you were injured you could probably claim compensation because the owners of boats are responsible for maintaining them so that the safety of the passengers and crew is not compromised.
Another common accident on a boat is being hit by a falling object. If an item of equipment is not stowed away correctly and if the seas were rough, there would be a danger of something falling from a height and injuring someone. You could make a claim because a member of the crew had not stowed the item away securely.
If you were unlucky enough to have been on the Costa Concordia when it sank in 2012, then you would have been able to claim compensation for any injury, distress and inconvenience you suffered from the owners of the ship.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you think that you have grounds for making a personal injury compensation claim, whether it is in the mainland or the UK’s islands, but you need advice, contact us at Accident Advice Helpline. We are a law firm with more than 15 years’ experience of dealing with personal injury compensation claims. We work with a team of solicitors who all specialise in this area of the law.
You can visit our Accident Advice Helpline website to find out more about us, or, if you prefer, you can simply call us on one of our freephone number regardless of the time or day. Call 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile (charges may apply to mobile calls). Why not call now for to make you injury claims in Guernsey?