If you decide to go on a cruise for your holiday this year, then this can be an experience you may never forget. Most of the time nothing bad will happen on your cruise holiday, you will have a wonderful time, and you might even book another cruise holiday for next year. However, if an accident does happen to you while you are on your cruise holiday, then you might not be so keen to book another, but as a consolation, you may be able to make a personal injury compensation claim using our legal help in Kirriemuir to help you.
Crew accidents could also mean using legal help in Kirriemuir
You do not just have to be a passenger on the cruise ship to be able to make a personal injury compensation claim – you could be a crew member or another worker on the ship when you have an accident that was not your fault. You should use legal help in Kirriemuir to discuss the situation because in this case, it would be an accident at work.
Every employer in the UK has a duty of care to ensure the health and safety of their staff members while they are at work. If they fail to do this, and you are injured in an accident at work because of their recklessness, you may be entitled to use legal help in Kirriemuir.
Usually, the accident must have happened within the last three years in order for you to claim, but in the case of accidents on ships and planes this time limit is reduced to two years.
The problems that passengers could face
Tour operators could take every precaution with the health and safety of all of their passengers, but an accident could still happen while they are on board. These situations may be caused by:
- Legionnaires’ disease;
- Tripping and falling accidents;
- Injuries caused by faulty products in cabins and communal area;
- Wet floor surfaces;
- Cluttered walkways;
- Unsecured objects hitting people; or
- Food poisoning.
You may be able to use the solicitors at Accident Advice Helpline if you were enjoying your cruise but are injured in an accident that was not your fault.
Accident Advice Helpline can help with your cruise ship claim
Making a personal injury compensation claim for an accident that happened on board a cruise ship can be very complex. The rules under which the claim comes depend on at which port the cruise started, which ports it visited, and at which port it ended. The claim would be governed by the rules of either the Athens Convention or Package Travel Regulations. We can check the routes and work out under which you are covered.
Try our 30-second test on our website. 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.
Then give us a call on 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile and speak to one of our friendly advisors. They will discuss every angle of your accident and the resulting injuries, and take you through the process of making a claim for compensation.
Date Published: 28th April 2014
Author: David Brown