The operators of cruise ships treat health and safety issues very seriously. They do not want people being injured or becoming ill while they are on board their ship, and take all the required precautions to try and prevent this from happening. In spite of this, though, sometimes accidents still happen, and if you are the innocent victim of one then our Melton law firm can help you make a claim for compensation.
Accidents that can happen on board, and why you may need our Melton law firm
Many different accidents happen on board cruise ships — after all, they are floating holiday camps with hundreds of passengers and crew all milling around together. With the huge numbers of people these enormous ships carry, it is inevitable that sometimes accidents will happen. Common accidents which may happen include:
- Cluttered walkways causing passengers to trip over;
- Unsecured objects hitting people;
- Wet floor surfaces without signs;
- Food poisoning;
- Legionnaires’ disease;
- Tripping and falling accidents of all sorts; and
- Injuries caused by faulty products in cabins and communal areas.
The time limit for claims made for accidents on board ships and planes is reduced from three to two years, which is even more reason to contact our Melton law firm as soon as you can to start your claim.
Accidents involving crew members who are injured through no fault of their own are covered by the employment laws relating to personal injury claims, as they were injured in an accident at work. Their employer, like all employers, has a legal duty to make sure their staff is safe, and a crew member injured in an accident that was not their fault would be entitled to compensation, just like the passengers who find themselves in this situation.
Making a cruise injury compensation claim
The rules relating to accidents on-board cruise ships are very complicated, with factors such as where the cruise started and where it finished affecting under which set of rules your claim would come.
At Accident Advice Helpline, we have handled many instances of this type of claim, and have ensured that faultless victims have received the compensation they deserved.
Since we were established in June 2000, we have gained the experience you need to have on your side to give your claim its best chance of success, with as little hassle as possible. We try to keep things simple by using the no win no fee agreement, which means that you do not have to pay any money to start your claim, nor if your claim is lost.
Call our freephone helpline on 0800 180 4123 and speak to one of our friendly advisors, who will make you have all the information you need about making a personal injury claim. If you prefer to do things over the internet, we also have an online claim form, or you can complete our 30-second test which will give you an estimate of how much your compensation could be worth.
Date Published: 16th July 2014