Boat and Ship Accidents
Ocean-going vessels such as boats, ships, cruise liners and ferries can act as places of employment, modes of transport, holiday accommodation and also a form of leisure activity. Health and safety legislation applies to boats and ships just the same as to any other workplace or public place, so if you suffer an injury whilst on board a boat or a ship which was not your fault, you may be able to make an injury claim in Wigston.
There are lots of different ways in which someone can be injured whilst onboard a boat or a ship. Some of the most common accidents and injuries onboard ships are slips and trips, food poisoning and injuries caused by falling objects. If you have suffered an injury whilst on a boat or cruise liner, or have developed any type of illness or disease as a result of travelling or working on a ship, you may be able to make a claim for compensation.
In the UK, the legal time limit for making a personal injury claim is usually three years from the date of the accident. Accidents on boats, ships, yachts and cruise liners can be covered by separate regulations, and in some circumstances you must make a claim for compensation within two years of the accident date. You should seek immediate legal advice about whether you are entitled to make a claim for compensation.
You may have been on your holiday on a cruise and suffered food poisoning which resulted in you being confined to your cabin and not able to enjoy and continue the holiday you paid for. You could claim for the illness you sustained, as well as compensation for the lost holiday. You may have fallen and sustained a minor or serious injury when someone did not make sure all areas were clean and safe, in which case you could make a claim.
If you suffered an illness or injury which wasn’t your fault, then with a simple phone call or by filling out a simple quick online form you could find out if you have a case. You could also find out how much your injury claim in Wigston is worth.
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