Cruise ship holidays should be relaxing and enjoyable. They are extremely popular, offering a chance to visit many different places whilst staying in the luxury of the liner. They are mammoth operations carrying up to 3,000 passengers. While the majority of these will end their holiday happy and rejuvenated, this will not always be the case. Many people suffer injury onboard, and go on to make a cruise ship accident claim.
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Examples of cruise ship accidents
The operators of cruise ships have a huge duty of care to protect your safety while you are onboard their vessel. Unfortunately, they do not always fulfil this duty, and we have fought on behalf of clients in cruise ship accident claims as a result. If you have an accident, it is important to report it to a staff member and get treatment from the ship’s medical team. Some examples of accidents to passengers we have seen on cruise liners are shown below.
- Tripping on an object on deck
- Slipping on unsigned wet floors
- Suffering from food poisoning from the ship’s food
- Suffering from norovirus due to inadequate hygiene standards
- Suffering injury from defective equipment (e.g. broken furniture)
This list is by no means extensive, and if you have suffered injury in any kind of holiday accident onboard a liner then it is recommended you get expert advice about your exact situation from one of our team.
If you have suffered due to another’s negligence, then compensation is your legal right. We accept cases on a no win no fee basis, meaning that win if you lose, it will cost you nothing.
Specific legal issues
Claims against cruise liners can be complicated, which is why you need an expert legal team fighting for you. Operators are subject to numerous legal dictates, such as the Package Travel Regulations 1992, and the Athens Convention relating to the carriage of passengers by sea 1974. Due to the fact that most ships travel between many countries and through international waters, it is recommended that you start your cruise accident claim as soon as possible after the accident occurred.
Making a cruise ship accident claim
Call 08000 93 33 93 or Contact Us now and talk to one of our team about your accident.
At Ashley Ainsworth we have dealt with many cases on a no win no fee basis, and won our clients maximum compensation. Our team is always happy to offer a no obligation chat and answer any questions you may have about making a claim.
Read some examples of successful cruise accident compensation claims at Ashley Ainsworth here.