Cruise ship accidents
If you’ve had holiday sickness or accidents aboard a cruise ship, your holiday was probably ruined because of it, causing you to be out of pocket on a holiday you did not enjoy. This doesn’t mean that some of it can’t be recovered. If the accident or illness was caused by negligence on cruise ship, you might be eligible to receive some compensation from either the cruise ship or the tour operator you booked the holiday with.
What can I claim for?
The cruise ship operator has a legal duty to minimise the risk of illness and accidents for those passengers aboard and any negligence on their behalf can potentially be a case for compensation.
Below is a list of cruise ship accidents or illnesses you could potentially claim for:
Food poisoning – such as Salmonella
Slips and falls – including those that occur during activities on the ship
Viruses – outbreaks such as the norovirus
The Athens Convention
You might have already read of The Athens Convention before if you have researched about claims against a cruise ship operator. The Convention was created because most cruise ship accidents happen in international waters and therefore it was difficult to enforce the law of the country that the affected passenger(s) resided in. The Convention can cover accidents, food poisoning, infections, viruses and other types of illnesses. The Athens Convention would not cover cruises that start and end in the UK (unless it has a stopover port in a different country). It’s a complicated regulation but don’t hesitate to get in contact with us if you some clarification on it.
With over 15 years of experience, you can feel reassured that your cruise ship accident compensation claim would be in the safe hands of our experts at Holiday Sickness Helpline.
Even if you are uncertain about whether or not you deserve some compensation for an accident which happens on a cruise ship, don’t worry. Get in contact with us and we will let you know right away whether or not you have a valid claim against either the cruise ship operator or tour operator.
Making a claim
If any of these occurrences apply to your situation, get in touch with us and we will give you a free, no obligation assessment of your claim, informing you of the best course of action.
You can get in touch on 0161 814 8834 or alternatively, fill in the form below and give us details about your holiday claim and we will get back to you as soon as we can.
Get in touch with us today so that we you can get the experienced help you need in order to win your holiday compensation claim.