Can I claim for illness or injury aboard a cruise ship?
Hundreds of thousands of UK holidaymakers take cruises each year and whilst most sailings are trouble free, sadly accidents and illness do occur each and every year and some can have serious consequences.
Your ships crew, the cruise carrier and your tour operator all have a duty of care to you as a passenger and when that duty has been breached and you have suffered as a result, you could be entitled to make a claim for compensation.
Whilst you are very unlikely to be caught up in a major cruise disaster at sea (such as the Costa Concordia), failings by those with a duty of care can result in avoidable illness or injury to you.
Our expert claims team will be on hand to offer you the guidance and support you need and to discuss the merits of your claim.
How to Make a Claim
When you get in touch with us about your cruise ship claim we will guide you through the whole process of making a claim and support you at every stage.
The process starts with gathering evidence of what illness or injury you suffered and you can help us by providing us with as much information as possible about the events and how you were harmed as a result.
To evaluate your claim we will need to know:
- How were you made ill or injured?
- What cruise ship you were on and its itinerary?
- The date and circumstances of your illness or injury?
- Were any other passengers injured or taken ill?
- Details of medical attention you received?
- Whether you require ongoing treatment or rehabilitation?
Your claim specialist will use this information to fully understand the circumstances of your illness and/or injury and establish that you have a claim.
We will also:
- Evaluate the circumstances surrounding the event
- Arrange medical treatment if you haven’t already received it
- Assess your loss of earnings through having time off work
- Assess your medical expenses whilst abroad
- Asses any medical repatriation costs
The first step is to get in touch with us so that one of our team of claim experts can conduct a free, no-obligation consultation with you.
What happens when I make a claim?
When you contact us, you’ll speak to one of our legally trained advisors, who will be able to tell you within minutes whether you have a valid claim or not.
If you do wish to proceed with a claim, we will then put you in touch with a specialist solicitor who is an expert in your type of claim.
Your solicitor will keep in close contact with you throughout your claim and they will be able to explain the process and answer any questions you may have.
We know that making a claim can seem daunting, but our solicitors work very hard to ensure that your claim is dealt with diligently and efficiently.
How much will my claim be worth?
As with most other personal injury claims there is no set rule for how much compensation you might receive for an illness abroad claim.
The amount of settlement will depend on the extent of your injuries, how it has impacted your life and how much time a full recovery will take.
However, in addition to damages for any injury, pain and suffering, you may also be able to claim for any loss of earnings as well as for the cost of any medical treatment or rehabilitation that may be required.
Our personal injury solicitors are very experienced in this area, and will aim to get you the maximum compensation available for your injury.
Can I Make A No Win No Fee Claim?
All holiday illness and personal injury abroad cases taken on by our panel of solicitors are handled on a No Win No Fee basis.
This gives you peace of mind means in knowing that you will not have to pay any money up front and there will be no financial risk if your case is unsuccessful.
If your case is successful, you will only be expected to pay a contribution to your solicitor’s fees once the case has been resolved. The costs paid are usually a percentage of the compensation awarded and will always be agreed with you in advance, before your claim proceeds.
Why Choose Us?
Every year we handle several thousand personal injury claims as a result or accident, illness or negligence.
We provide a sympathetic, professional and realistic approach to everyone who contacts us for help and advice making a personal injury claim.
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