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Cruise Liner Accident and Sickness Claims
If you have been injured in an cruise ship or cruise liner accident, or suffered an illness while on a cruise ship, the specialist solicitors at JMW can help you make a claim for compensation.
We have years of experience helping people make successful cruise liner accident and sickness claims, and will put you in the best possible position to secure the financial award you deserve.
How JMW Can Help
The vast majority of cruisers have a relaxing time, enjoying the luxury, comfort and splendour of a cruise ship. However, despite their size, cruise liners are essentially confined areas housing hundreds of people, and accidents often occur. Common cruise ship accidents include:
- Slipping on the deck
- Swimming pool accidents
- Tripping over obstacles
- Falling down stairs
- Being struck by a falling object
- Accidents caused by the ship’s facilities
- Food poisoning
- Unhygienic conditions causing sickness
- Poor catering causing food poisoning
Regardless of how you suffered your injury or illness, if it was caused by somebody else’s negligence, you are entitled to make a claim for compensation.
Your Legal Rights Explained
Cruise ship operators are subject to a law known as the Athens Convention, relating to the Carriage of Passengers and their Luggage by Sea (PAL Convention) 1974. This is a law that imposes a strict liability system on cruise ships. Essentially, this means the cruise line operator must prove that your injury or illness was not their fault, rather than you proving their negligence.
A further law called the Package Travel Regulations 1992, and/or the Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations 2018 may also apply to cruise line operators based in the UK. To read more about tour operator responsibility, take a look at our report.
This is a complex area of law, so expert advice from a solicitor is necessary if you are looking to pursue a cruise ship claim.
Talk to Us
If you or a loved one has been injured or taken ill on a cruise ship, get in touch with our solicitors today to discuss making a cruise ship accident or sickness claim. You can contact us by calling 0800 054 6570 or by filling in our online enquiry form and letting us know when it is best to contact you.