Personal injury lawyer in Puttenham
On some occasions for their holiday, people go on boats or cruises. But what if an accident happens that was not your fault, and you are injured as a result? In this case, you may want to make a personal injury claim using a personal injury lawyer in Puttenham at Accident Advice Helpline.
Cruise operators take great care
The people who operate cruise ships and ferries make health and safety a priority, both for the passengers and their staff. Although they take every possible precaution, accidents still happen and victims are still injured. Examples of common accidents include:
- Wet floor surfaces;
- Food poisoning;
- Legionnaires’ disease;
- Tripping and falling accidents;
- Injuries caused by faulty products in cabins and communal area;
- Cluttered walkways;
- Unsecured objects hitting people.
If you are injured while on a cruise or ferry, medical help will be there to assist you and there lies another potential problem – what if the medic gets it wrong and gives you the wrong treatment? In this situation, you would then be using a personal injury lawyer in Puttenham to make a medical negligence claim.
The differences between claims on land and claims at sea
The main difference between a personal injury claim for an accident on land and a personal injury claim for an accident on board a ship, or a plane for that matter, is the time limit for making the claim. The time limit is reduced from three to two years if your accident happened while aboard a ship or plane.
Barges on the canals
Numerous people live on canal boats, love the lifestyle and generally have no problems. However, when holidaymakers hire them for a couple of weeks, accidents tend to happen. Often they are totally inexperienced in handling boats, and although the operator gives them some instruction before they set off, they are still prone to accidents.
Speedboats and powerboats
Speed and powerboats can be more dangerous to those around them than the people in them. If control of one is lost, anybody in its path is likely to be injured. This could be water-skiers, surfers or even people sunbathing on the beach.
Accident Advice Helpline
With cruise ships, the rules governing claims are complex. They depend on which port the cruise started at, which ports they visited and which port the cruise finished at. When Accident Advice Helpline have the details, we can let you know if your claim will be governed by the rules of the Athens Convention or the Package Travel Regulations.
This all sounds quite complicated, and to the layperson it could very well be. Accident Advice Helpline, however, handle personal injury compensations claims of all types every day, and so for us it is uncomplicated.
We have the experience you need to have on your side. Give us a call on 0800 180 4123 and our advisors will do the rest.
Date Published: 10th March 2014
Author: David Brown