Injuries and Illness on a Cruise Ship
Boats, ships, cruise liners and ferries can act as modes of transport, places of employment, holiday accommodation and also a form of leisure activity.
Health and Safety legislation applies to boats and ships just the same as to any other workplace or public place therefore if you suffer an injury whilst on board a boat or a ship which was not your fault, you may be able to make a personal injury claim for compensation.
There are many different ways a person can be injured whilst on board a boat or a ship. Some of the most common accidents and injuries are slips and trips whilst on board a ship, food poisoning and injuries caused by falling objects.
Illness on a Cruise Ship Claims
It is not uncommon for large numbers of people to be affected by illness or food poisoning on a cruise ship. The symptoms can occur suddenly (within 48 hours) and include: nausea, vomiting , abdominal cramping, diarrhea, fever and chills, dehydration and, in the worst cases, nervous system damage.
Suffering from such symptoms can ruin your holiday, leave you badly out of pocket, have lasting effects and cause serious problems well after your cruise is over.
To make a cruise ship compensation claim for illness or food poisoning, it is vital to prove the source of the outbreak was on the ship in order for you to have a claim. Because the matter has to get to court within 2 years, the earlier you seek advice from a solicitor the better.
Accident on a Cruise Ship Claim
If you have an accident on a cruise ship and wish to make a claim for compensation, you have 2 years from the date of the accident to make a claim. This is usually covered by the Athens Convention relating to the Carriage of Passengers and their Luggage by Sea, 1974.
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