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Cruise Ship Accidents

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

  • Food poisoning

  • 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.

We can provide advice on:

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.”

Call us for reliable, accessible and friendly advice:
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7 months ago

"A star in the making"

I’d just like to give a very positive feedback to Ansa Rashid took on my case & finally got things moving. Before that I had Susan Mason who never answered my calls or emails & the case was ongoing still 3 years on. Ansa took over, got things moving & even through her busy day rang me mostly every week, sometimes on the phone an hour or so. I can not fault this woman she is amazing at her job. Very professional, caring, trustworthy & motivational. Plenty of times I wanted to to throw the towel in but she just wouldn’t let me give up. The case took 4 years in the end & even though we didn’t win I’d still recommend her to everyone. Thank you Ansa you are a star In the making

Lisa Jayne Hinds

4 months ago

" ‘in-Case’ app makes things so simple"

I was involved in an accident which was not my fault, and was recommended to use Aequitas Legal. From the start, the whole journey with the team was both efficient, professional and sophisticated, with everyone essentially making the process so easy. Their ‘in-Case’ App made simple things like documents and letters so accessible, and meant I could access any import documents at anytime in seconds. I first spoke to Sucheet, who was the gentleman in charge of the company, who explained how everything would work, and pointed me in the direction of Connor, who would be my main liaison during the case. Together, they both ensured I was given the best advice, and seamlessly helped me through the case, which was concluded with a positive outcome! I could not recommend this company more, and will always be my go-to firm.

Jay Amin

11 months ago

"Amazing determination"

I was amazed on how determined the team were in seeing my case through. If you are looking for a reliable, easy and transparent team to handle your case, here they are. I would like to thank Somia who I believe either led or coordinated my case for doing a fantastic job in both seeing the case through and communication.

Bethel Osuagwu

4 months ago

"Reassuring help throughout our case"

The team at Aequitas Legal were excellent. They were very responsive to questions with appropriate answers as well as being very supportive. They reassured my husband & I throughout our case & helped to acquire an amazing settlement of our case without having to attend court. I would greatly recommend their services to anybody unreservedly.

Sharon Cooper

6 months ago

"Professional, friendly and happy to explain everything simply"

Highly recommend Aequitas who have recently dealt with my successful case. Special thanks to James Sloane who made the process much easier ; very professional, friendly and happy to explain everything simply. Also very encouraging and supportive with regular updates as well as spot on with getting paperwork and documents organised.
For someone like myself who has never been involved in a legal process I'm delighted with how my case was handled with this company.

Wendy Hindley

1 year ago

"A deserved 5 Stars!"

Fantastic service from Ansa. Shes worked hard on my case and kept me up to date and well informed on everything that was happening. Pleasure to deal with. She deserves the 5stars!

Rachel Williams

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