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Accidents at Sea

Accidents at Sea Injury claims

Whilst thousands of people every day enjoy travelling by sea to explore the world, many types of seafaring vessels take to the seas for a variety of reasons including as a place of work, transporting cargo, cruise holidays or as a hobby. They vary in size from a tug boat to cargo vessel or cruise ship.

Offshore oil rigs are also as prominent as the vessels, with any occupations on the rig posing as a high risk. The majority of oil rig employees are provided with rigorous training to ensure that duties that are undertaken comply with regulations that have been put in place. Despite this, there still some accidents in these circumstances that can result in a fatality or serious injury.

Whether you were on a cruise holiday, sailing as a hobby or working offshore. We can advise you of the best options, to aid in minimal disruption to your life and job.

About Accidents at Sea

Accidents at sea can practically happen to anyone. Whether you are travelling on holiday or actually working at sea the world’s oceans and seas are no exception. You will find many people travelling for various reasons, you could be “island hopping” whilst on holiday or you could be travelling to work or school. The effects of this type of accident include not only the physical injury but can also cause emotional and mental distress. This can be a serious issue resulting in post-traumatic stress disorder. 


Accidents at sea

Who is responsible?

Whatever the reason, you would expect there to be safeguards in place when traveling on a boat or ship to minimalise the risk of an accident. These safety procedures are designed and put in place to protect passengers. This means ensuring that your journey runs smoothly and hassle free.

But if such guidelines were to fail a passenger and they develop an injury or illness due to negligence then you could be entitled to compensation. This would include illnesses such as food poisoning or a collision with another boat.

Aircraft accidents are becoming more and more common in this day and age. Accidents on an aircraft may sometimes have a strict time frame in which you can claim compensation for. As a UK citizen you can make your claim in the UK courts however you may have to apply the laws of the destination you are travelling to or the law of the land of the country you ended up in.

If you have had an accident on an oil rig the law recognises the danger associated with oil rigs and specific regulations exist to protect workers. Oil rig workers face various risks, from slips and trips to working in poor weather conditions and having to deal with fire and explosions would be eligible to make an accident at work claim.

Making a claim for compensation

A claim can be made if you have suffered an accident whilst at sea, depending on where you are currently are in the world and where the accident happened, there are many ways of assessing compensation overseas as well as different insurance and other limits may apply. This means that the jurisdiction can make a great difference to the amount of damages that you may be able to recover.

To make a successful claim, you need to prove that the accident / injury was caused by someone else’s negligence, whether it was your travel operators or private excursions company you used whilst out there . This could also be your employers that are at fault in which case this would be a case known as accident in the work place. This is where Aequitas Legal comes in. Our solicitors will help you compile evidence to present to the insurers and will ensure you understand where you stand at every stage of the process, as well as what your options are going forward.

Why choose Aequitas Legal

Our solicitors will provide you with easy-to-understand advice and guidance throughout the claims process, helping to ease the burden of coping with accidents. We understand that accidents place pressure on you and your family, which is why we’re here to ensure you receive the compensation required to aid and support your recovery.

We approach each case proactively and with sensitivity and care. We are here to help you find the answers you deserve and to get the best possible results for you and your family.

Do you have a case?

Taking the step to ask for help after an illness or injury that has happened through no fault of your own can be difficult. We use our many years' experience in dealing with injury and illnesses at sea claims to get the compensation you deserve to recover after your injury.

  • Have you recently come back from a work or a holiday at sea and suffered food poisoning?
  • Have you been involved in an accident at sea which wasn’t your fault?
  • Did the accident / illness caused injury and stopped you from working or enjoying the rest of your holiday resulting in taking more time of work to recover?
  • Was your accident the result of a workplace injury?


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If you answered yes to any of these questions call us now for a free, no obligation chat on 0161 358 0800 or fill out the form here.

“Whether you were on a cruise holiday, sailing as a hobby or working offshore. We can advise you of the best options, to aid in minimal disruption to your life and job.”

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