Everybody likes to go on holidays. Whether it’s on a beach package holiday, a walking trip or even a cruise, we all enjoy going on them. If you choose to go on a cruise for your holiday, and while you are abroad you have an accident of which you were a faultless victim and in which you become injured as a result, then you should talk to the solicitors at Accident Advise Helpline so that they can help you to make an injury claim.
We all hope that you do not have an accident or get injured while you are on holiday
The people who operate cruise holidays should take health and safety matters extremely serious, so as to make sure that every precaution has been put in place to prevent an accident from happening. However, even with all this care being taken an accident can still sometimes occur, and if you are unlucky enough to be involved in one in which you suffer injuries, you may want to make a personal injury claim.
The different illness and injuries that can occur on a cruise
There are lots of different types of injuries and illness that can happen to you while you are on a cruise, just like anywhere else. For instance:
- Faulty products causing harm;
- Objects falling and hitting people;
- Trips, slips or falls;
- Legionnaires’ disease; and
- Food poisoning.
You may want solicitors to make a personal injury claim for you, if you find yourself in a situation where you are injured or have become ill on a cruise through someone else’s fault or negligence.
It is not just passengers to whom accidents can happen — things can happen to crew members as well, although their claim would be handled slightly different as they would be employees.
Which one is it to be?
Accidents onboard a ship fall within two differing sets of regulations, and which one has to be used depends on from which port the cruise started, where it visited, and at which port the cruise ended. It could be either:
- The Athens Convention; or
- Package travel regulations.
Deciding which rules apply, and then that the claim fits those regulations, is a complicated process, but one at Accident Advice Helpline with which we have dealt many times. For over 15 years, we have been dealing with all types of injuries sustained in all types of accidents, and we have a wealth of knowledge and experience at your disposal.
Looking for solicitors in Enville?
Although we do not have injury solicitors in Enville we can still represent you and your claim. This is because we are a national firm that works across the whole of the UK. So if you need injury solicitors in Enville look no further than our expert service.
We operate a no win no fee agreement, which since the government abolished legal aid for personal injury claims in 1998 is the way for anyone to make their claim. No money is needed to start with, and no money is needed if your claim is lost.
Contact our helpline on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. Our advisors will be interested to hear about your accident and injury, and will guide you through the processes that are necessary in order to make your personal injury compensation claim.
Date Published: 26th March 2014
Author: David Brown