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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Injury claim in Minehead

    All sorts of ships can cause an injury claim in Minehead

    If you are a crew member on any type of seagoing vessel, and you have an accident through no fault of your own, in which you are injured you may be entitled to make an injury claim in Minehead.

    Crew member accidents are work related and if injured they will be able to make an injury claim in Minehead

    As an employee of the owners, you would be covered by the rules and regulations covering all employees.  The basics of this mean that the employer has a legal duty to protect the health and safety of employees in the workplace.

    If they do not comply, and you are injured in an accident because of their negligence, you may be able to make an injury claim in Minehead.  Normal criteria say the accident must have happened within the last 3 years but in the case of accidents on ships and planes this time limit is reduced to 2 years.

    Passenger accidents and illnesses

    Although cruise ship and ferry operators take every precaution, accidents and illnesses still happen while they are at sea.   These situations may be:

    • Food poisoning
    • Legionnaires disease
    • Tripping and falling accidents
    • Injuries caused by faulty products in cabins and communal areas
    • Cluttered walkways
    • Unsecure objects hitting people
    • Wet floor surfaces

    If you are enjoying a cruise, or taking a relatively short journey on a ferry, and you are injured in an accident that was not your fault, you make be able to make an injury claim in Minehead.

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    Holiday makers and canal boats

    Many people live on canal boats and generally have no problems.  The accidents tend to occur with holidaymakers who hire them out for a week or two.  Quite often they are totally inexperienced in handling these boats and although the operator gives them some instruction before they set off,  they are still prone to accidents.

    Speed boats and power boats

    These are sometimes more dangerous to the people around them than the people in them.  If control is lost of one, anybody in its path is likely to be injured.  This could be water-skiers, surfers or even people sunbathing on the beach.

    They should all have insurance of some type

    No matter what type of vessel you are on there should be some sort of insurance in place in case of accidents.

    With cruise ships the rules governing claims are not so straightforward.  They depend on which port the cruise started at, which ports they visited and which port the cruise finished at.  When Accident Advice Helpline has the details, they can let you know if your claim will be governed by the rules of the Athens Convention or the Package Travel Regulations 

    All sounds quite complicated and to the layperson it would be.  Accident Advice Helpline handles personal injury compensations claims of all types every day and for us it is uncomplicated.

    We have the experience you need to have on your side. Give us a call on 0800 180 4 123 and our advisors will do the rest.

    Date Published: 27th August 2013

    Author: matthew

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