Cruise ship illness / injury
Each year thousands take to the seas on cruise ships for their holiday, but accidents and illnesses have ruined the experience for many, if this is the case then you may be entitled to claim compensation for your cruise ship injury or illness. If you have been taken ill or injured whilst on a cruise ship it is important that you seek legal advice immediately as the timeframe within which to claim for cruise ship compensation can reduce depending upon the circumstances.
Shires Law solicitors can help you to claim. We operate on a No Win No Fee basis, you will not be out of pocket whether you win or lose.
There are various causes for cruise ship injury/ illnesses, a few common ones are:
- Unsafe or slippery surfaces
- Undercooked or poorly prepared food
- Unsecured/ falling objects
Accidents that commonly arise form these causes include:
- Breaks and fractures
- Head Injuries
- Food poisoning
There are many other types of potential accidents that could cause a cruise ship injury or illness and qualify you for cruise ship compensation, get in touch with our lawyers today for an assessment based on your particular circumstances.
HOW MUCH COULD YOU CLAIM?
The compensation you will be entitled to is widely dependent on the injury or illness you sustained and the manner in which it happened. An example of compensation an individual would be likely to receive for a fractured ankle that is making walking difficult would be between £8,700 and £17,500, whereas a minor undisplaced fracture to the wrist could result in around £2,300 to £3,125.
LENGTH OF CLAIM
The normal time period by which an individual can claim for cruise ship compensation is 3 years under the Package Travel Regulations, however if the claim is to be brought in terms of The Athens Convention claims for a cruise ship injury or illness would have to be made within 2 years from the date of the injury. The length of your claim will also be dependent upon the injury or illness you suffered and the circumstances of the accident.
HOW DO YOU MAKE A CLAIM?
Get started with your claim for cruise ship compensation, call us on 0800 285 266 or via our Live Chat facility.
WHAT CAN YOU DO TO HELP YOUR CLAIM
- Speak with a solicitor as soon as possible
- If the injury was caused through a fall or unsafe surface, get pictures of the area
- Record any witness details
- Report injury or illness to the relevant member of staff on board
- Seek medical attention as soon as possible for an initial professional diagnosis
If physiotherapy or rehabilitation is required due to your cruise ship injury or illness, we can provide you with an Immediate Needs Assessment and make sure you receive the required rehabilitation quickly and on a private basis.