Accidents at sea

"Cruising has two pleasures: one is to go out in wider waters from a sheltered place, the other is to go into a sheltered place from wider waters." Howard Bloomfield

Over recent years there has been a steady growth in the number of people taking cruises but whether you suffer injury or illness as a passenger on board a cruise liner or as a passenger on board a ferry or some other vessel, you may have the right to make a claim for compensation.

Some of the more common accidents that occur on ships are:

Maritime Law is a complex area of the law but we can advise and guide you on who you should bring the claim against, be it a cruise company or ferry operator and where you should bring the claim so that if you are successful, you receive the maximum amount of compensation. We have the knowledge and experience to give you the best advice on how the International rules which exist to protect passengers travelling by sea may affect your claim.

We can provide you with advice on how to return home should this be necessary and will give you clear and straightforward advice on the procedures involved from the outset.

There are very strict rules on time limits for bringing a claim following an accident at sea. It is usually only 2 years from the date of disembarkation so it is therefore vital that you contact us as soon as possible afterwards We pride ourselves on approaching each case on an individual basis so the support we give will be tailored to meet your specific needs. Critically as this is a complex area of law, we will always strive to keep our advice simple, straightforward and relevant.