With so many people confined to one space and using the same facilities, it is perhaps not surprising that outbreaks of norovirus and similar illnesses are fairly common on cruise ships – but did you know you can make a compensation claim if your cruise holiday is tainted by illness or injury?
Here at Aequitas Legal, our expert solicitors have helped many holidaymakers recover the cost of a ruined holiday, and we can help you too.
What sort of cruise ship accidents can happen?
The holiday accident team has handled many cases involving accidents on a cruise ship, and the most common causes of injury and illness include:
Slipping on the deck
Falling due to defective handrails
Being struck by a falling object
Suffering an injury from defective equipment
What to consider when claiming for cruise ship accidents or illness
Cruises are usually booked through a travel agent or dedicated cruise provider, such as P&O. Holiday firms, including Thomson and Thomas Cook, also offer cruises, and in these cases, and as with package holiday claims, they are responsible for the safety and enjoyment of their customers.
When making these kinds of claims, we take many factors into account, including:
The port from which the cruise ship departed
The cruise ship’s intended destination
The country in which the ship is registered
The nation in which the cruise company is based
Claiming compensation for ruined cruises can be complex, but that is where we come in. We can guide you through the process and help you make sense of your rights.
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Talk to our advisors
For no obligation advice on the best way to recover what you can following a disappointing cruise holiday, talk to our experienced and specialist team of personal injury lawyers.
“Cruise holidays are becoming more and more popular in recent times. Travellers can benefit from fitting a lot into a one or two week holiday and get the opportunity to visit several ports. Unfortunately accidents can occur causing serious injury and illness.”
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