For many people the chance to take a cruise around different destinations is a once in a lifetime opportunity. However, many holidaymakers have suffered with cruise ship illness or injury whilst on board a ship. If this has happened you, you may be entitled to compensation. This is because most cruise lines have signed up to the Athens Convention, which moves the burden of proof from the passenger to the cruise line in some instances.
These large passenger ships provide the perfect environment for the spread of infections. Numerous swimming pools, buffet style dining and the proximity of the passengers means infections can spread very quickly. Because of this cruise companies must have plans in place to limit the effects of any outbreaks of infections. If you have suffered from any of the following illnesses whilst on a cruise ship you may be entitled to compensation:
If you have been involved in an accident at sea which resulted in you suffering personal injury you may be entitled to compensation. Once you are on board any type of ship the operator has a duty of care to prevent you suffering injury.
Our team of claims advisers will be able to help you compensation for accidents on board all types of sea going vessel. This includes;
If you have been injured in an accident at sea, call us today on 0800 098 7925 to find out if you can claim compensation for any personal injury suffered.
With claims relating to cruise ships there is a time limit by which you must make your claim. For personal injury claims under the Package Travel Regulations this is 3 years. For claims relating to illness or injury under the Athens Convention it is 2 years.
Usually the types of illnesses which are caught on cruise ships do not require medical treatment to recover from. However, if you are ill whilst on a cruise ship it may be useful to seek help, as this may provide evidence for your claim.
If you have suffered from any illness or injury whilst on a cruise ship, get in touch with our expert claims advisers today. Either by calling on 0800 098 7925 or filling in the contact form. We will help you get the advice you need to get the compensation you deserve.