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Can I Claim Compensation For Sickness & Injury Whilst On A Cruise Ship?

Holiday sickness or injury whilst on a cruise or any type of holiday, can ruin your holiday completely and also seriously damage your wallet. So if you have suffered with holiday sickness you could be eligble for compensation.

Should you suffer from holiday sickness or be injured whilst on a cruise ship, it is important to consider who would be legally responsible for compensating you.

Who can I claim compensation from?

  • The travel comapany or cruise liner.

The company you purchased your ticket from and the cruise liner itself, have a duty of care to minimise the risk of holiday sickness and any harm being caused to their passengers. If passengers, are put at unnecessarily risk, possibly due to an oversight, that possesses a reasonable and foreseeable risk of harm, then the duty of care owed to you whilst on board, is likely to have been breached and you could be eligible for compensation.

By way of illustration, let’s say part of a walkway on the boat, had become wet but the staff had failed to put up any signs to warn the passengers of the potential risk of slipping on the wet floor, then the cruise liner would have breached its duty of care because the risk of someone slipping was reasonable and foreseeable, yet they failed to warn passengers of the risk.

What should I do if I suffer an Injury or holiday sickness?

  • Gather proof and seek medical seek medical help

If you do sustain an injury whilst on the ship, it is very important that you are able to link your injury with a breach by the cruise liner – as detailed above.

As in all legal claims, evidence is vital so we would recommend that you take pictures or the accident scene and document everything, from the people you have spoken with to the medication prescribed to you.

It is exactly, the same scenario should you become sick whilst on the cruise ship. It is important that you are able to link your sickness to a breach by the cruise liner.

Physical symptoms from an injury or sickness may mean that you find yourself confined to your cabin for the duration of the cruise. It also means that you lose out on a large chunk of your cruise and thus, the ‘enjoyment’ of your holiday. It may also mean that even when back on dry land, you find that you are not able to go back to work and so you start to suffer financially.

All of these things must be taken into account.

What do I do now?

At Sarah Waddington Solicitors, we offer a specialist service, tailored to the experience of everyone of our clients. We are a fully regulated firm registered with the Solicitors Regulation Sutority (The SRA), The Law Society  and we can also be located on ReviewSolicitor, the UK’s largest legal review website. If you have suffered an injury or an illness whilst on a cruise ship and need assistance in making a claim, then please contact us and we will be happy to assist. Visit our website for more information on Holiday Sickness Claims and Holiday Injury Claims.

Contact us via email at info@sarahwaddingtons.com or call is on 01920481499




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