Hurt on a Cruise? Get a Cruise Injury Lawyer
Cruise holidays are becoming increasingly popular amongst Australians, both within Australian waters and overseas. However unfortunately cruise holidays do not always go to plan. If you were a passenger injured on a cruise, our expert cruise injury lawyers are here to help.
Our cruise injury lawyers are experts in bringing claims for Australians who have been injured in accidents on cruise ships, including the following:
- Slips on food and drink spillages
- Trips and slips on wet decks and communal areas
- Accidents during shore excursions
- Accidents during boarding / disembarking the cruise ship
- Injuries caused by fixtures and fittings in the vessel
What Should I Do Before I Disembark?
Unlike most accident locations, cruise ships are constantly moving from port to port which can make site inspections and evidence gathering difficult. It is therefore helpful if you can gather as much evidence as possible before disembarking at the end of your holiday.
We recommend that you report the accident and ask for a copy of the accident statement, take photographs of the accident location, and take down names and contact details of witnesses including cruise employees. If you are unsure about what to do, we can provide assistance whilst you are at sea by advising you by telephone or email on what you should do to preserve your rights before you return home. If you are able to, you should then complete the rest of your cruise and enjoy it as much as possible.
Experienced Cruise Injury Lawyers
Cruise ship accidents are complex. The laws that apply to cruise ships both in port and on the high seas are different to the laws that apply if your accident occurred in Australia. To complicate matters further, international maritime conventions may apply depending on the port where your cruise ship is registered and the cruise operator that you went on holiday with.
Injured cruise ships customers will also often have a claim under the terms of their holiday contract as well as in negligence. These claims are not straightforward, as different countries’ laws will often apply.
When you have been injured on a cruise ship, you therefore need an experienced cruise injury lawyer who can advise you on the issues in this complex area. Our team of professional cruise injury lawyers have many years’ worth of experience in dealing with cases involving cruise ship injuries occuring all over the world, from the Mediterranean to the Pacific and the South China Sea.
How to Tell if I Have a Claim?
If you have been injured on a cruise ship or on a shore excursion, you may have a claim for compensation.
We will offer you an obligation free initial appointment to assess your potential claim. If you do have a claim, we will guide you through the legal process and help you get the compensation you deserve.
Cruise Ship Accident Compensation Case Studies
Our client was on a luxury pacific islands cruise when he slipped on wet decking that had been hosed earlier that morning. He sustained injuries to his shoulder.
On return to Australia, our client required significant medical treatment and his ability to work was compromised.
Our specialist travel lawyers brought a compensation claim against the cruise operator for our client’s cruise accident. Although liability was strongly denied, we were able to successfully secure our client compensation for his injuries without the need to go to court.