Injury lawyers in Staffordshire would like to go on a cruise
Staffordshire is a landlocked county in the West Midlands. In 1553, Queen Mary made Lichfield a county separate from the rest of Staffordshire. It remained so until 1888. It is a county that has been much favoured by various members of the Royal Family over the years, several of the minor royals having homes in Staffordshire.
Working on a cruise
If you are employed on a cruise ship and are injured in an accident that was not your fault, you may be entitled to make a personal injury compensation claim. Employers have a legal duty to protect the health and safety of their employees while at work.
As an employee of the operators, you would be covered by the rules and regulations covering all employers. Like all employees, if you are injured at work through your employer’s negligence, you may be entitled to make a personal injury compensation claim.
Holidaying on a cruise
The operators of cruise ships treat health and safety very seriously, as they do not want anyone being hurt while on board their vessels. However, sometimes accidents do happen and some of these situations may be caused by:
- Food poisoning;
- Legionnaires’ disease;
- Cluttered walkways or obstructions;
- Non-secure objects hitting people;
- Tripping and falling accidents;
- Injuries caused by faulty products in cabins and communal areas; and
- Wet floor surfaces without warning signs.
If you are enjoying a cruise holiday and are injured in an accident that was not your fault, you may be able to make a personal injury compensation claim.
Working or on holiday, injury lawyers in Staffordshire will help you with your cruise ship claim
To make a personal injury compensation claim for an accident that happened while holidaying on board a cruise ship is not straightforward. The claim depends on which port the cruise started at, which ports it visited and which port it ended at. The claim would be governed by the rules of either the Athens Convention or Package Travel Regulations. Accident Advice Helpline would check the routes and work out which you are covered under.
It may all sound complicated, but our solicitors are used to dealing with complex matters — they thrive on them, in fact. They are experienced in all aspects of personal injury compensation claims because that is what they specialise in.
Give us a call on 0800 180 4123 and speak to one of our friendly advisors. They will discuss every angle of your accident and the resulting injuries, then take you through the processes. Once you have had a chat with them, which is free of any obligation on your part, you can decide if you wish to continue with your claim.
Alternatively, you could try our 30-second test. This is designed to let you know if you are able to make a claim, and if you can to give you a rough idea of the amount you may receive.
Date Published: 6th November 2013
Author: David Brown