Do you need to make a no win no fee* Dover compensation claim after being hurt on holiday?
As many ships and boats sail from Dover, you may need to travel to the area if you’re going on holiday. Whilst many people now use aeroplanes to travel abroad, sailing by boat can provide a cheaper option in some cases. In addition to this, many people enjoy travelling by boat and choose to do so on a regular basis.
For many people, sailing on a boat from Dover will merely enable them to get to and from their destination. However, for some, travelling by ship may be the largest part of their holiday. If you’re taking a cruise ship, you may well depart from Dover. Depending on the type of cruise you’re taking, you could visit any number of countries in the world and it provides an ideal way to travel.
Of course, it is possible for both passengers and staff members to suffer injuries whilst on board a boat. Although most modern, larger vessels are designed to cope with bad weather conditions, this doesn’t mean that simple accidents don’t still occur. If, for example, you were to fall over whilst on board or trip, you could sustain a nasty injury. Most larger boats do have some medical facilities on board so you should be able to access help if you need to. In more serious cases, an air ambulance may be dispatched to the ship in order for you to be able to get to a hospital quickly.
If you have been hurt whilst on holiday, you may be keen to make a no win no fee* Dover compensation claim. However, you will only be able to do so if you can show that the injuries you sustained weren’t your fault and that they were caused by someone or something else. If your no win no fee* Dover solicitors can do this, there is a good chance that you will be awarded compensation for the harm that you’ve suffered.
If you’re hurt whilst you’re away from home, you may want to try and enjoy the remainder of your holiday as much as possible. If so, you don’t need to worry about contacting no win no fee* Dover solicitors straightaway. Normally, you can make a no win no fee* Dover compensation claim up to three years after the incident occurred so you should have plenty of time to make your claim once you’ve returned from your trip.
If you’re keen to find out more about how to make your compensation claim, you can contact our personal injury team at any time. We’re available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week so you should find it easy to get in touch with us when you need to.
Just call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile to find out more now.
Date Published: 15th November 2014