Cruises costing hundreds or thousands of pounds that are supposed to be a fantastic experience can be ruined by illness or injury. Our specialist department is on hand to help you recover the compensation owed to you.
With thousands of people in close proximity, viruses and illnesses can be spread very quickly and easily throughout cruise ships leaving many people suffering the following symptoms:
- Nausea and vomiting
- Headaches and fever
- Stomach cramps
If you’ve been injured, or fallen ill on board a boat, ferry, or cruise ship, then you may be able to claim compensation for the injury, pain and suffering, as well as any costs incurred and the full cost of the holiday.
How to Claim for Cruise Illness or Accidents
The claims process for cruise ship complaints is very similar to other personal injury claims in the UK and we make it very easy for you.
One call to our award-winning legal team and we will guide you through the claim process to let you know how much you can claim, to get the best possible payout, and how long the claim will take.
Once we have the required information from you, we will handle all the complex legal negotiations with the cruise company so you can sit back and relax.
How Much Can I Claim for Cruise Ship Illness or Accident
Cruise ship compensation payouts can vary depending on the severity of the accident or illness but we always look to secure the best possible amount for you.
Average payouts are around £2,000 for suffering for a few days with acute symptoms of the following typical cruise illnesses:
- Food Poisoning
Accidents on board ships and boats can lead to much higher payments depending on how serious the injuries and how long the recovery period is.
Cruise Ship Claim Process
People often make a complaint direct to the cruise company but our solicitors can recover many times more compensation through a legal route.
We offer a no-win no-fee no risk guarantee so you only pay a small percentage of your compensation if we win and nothing at all if we aren’t successful.
After contacting our legal team, we will take the initial details from you and negotiate a settlement with the third party.
We will advise you on whether to accept their offers or issue court proceedings if necessary.
Why Choose Bott and Co Solicitors
Our award-winning solicitors will make sure you receive best possible payout for your accident or illness. We win 99% of our claims and 98% of our clients say they would recommend us to friends or family.
We don’t spend lots of money on TV adverts as people find us through word of mouth and with 30,000 clients every year we’re one of the biggest law firms in the country.
We can help you if you’ve suffered an injury or illness on cruise ships including:
- P&O Cruises
- Princess Cruises
- Thomson Cruises
- Fred Olsen Cruises
- Norwegian Cruise Line
- Celebrity Cruises
- Costa Cruises
- Cunard Cruises
Cruise Ship Accident and Illness Law
If your accident was while at sea, on a cruise or ferry for example, then you may be covered under The Athens Convention 1974 for the purposes of making a claim.
You have to make your claim within 2 years from the date of the illness or accident under the Athens Convention and 3 years if the claim is made under the Package Travel Regulations.
Every cruise company owes you a duty of care when travelling on board and they are insured for claims relating to illness and injury.
If you are not sure about your rights, or just want to ask us a question then call our legal team today on 01625 415850 for more information to help you decide about making your claim.