Cruise Ship Accidents – Slips & Falls
Slips and falls are one of the most common injuries when it comes to accidents on cruise ships. This may not come as a surprise when considering the multiple ways a passenger might find themselves on a slippery surface. Slip and falls can happen on an open deck, in a restaurant, by the pool or in other common areas.
Slip and falls can occur due to a variety of reasons from rain on deck surfaces to a lack of slip resistant flooring. Cruise ship companies are obligated to assess potential risks to passengers and take steps to help mitigate them. If you have sustained an injury from slipping and falling on a cruise ship, our expert compensation lawyers may be able to help make a claim.
Common Slip and Fall Accidents on Cruise Ships
While on a cruise ship, you are exposed to many of the same slip and fall hazards you might encounter on land as well as additional hazards unique to a marine environment. A slip, trip or fall can occur due to a variety of reasons, including:
- Water on the deck from sea spray, rain or water splashing up from rough seas
- Spilled drinks or food
- Dripping swimwear near a pool
- Poorly maintained flooring
- Lack of slippery floor signage
- Lack of slip resistant flooring
- Damaged floors, bunched carpet and cracked or broken tiles
- Uneven surfaces
- Raised metal nosing
Our cruise ship accident lawyers have extensive experience helping people who have experienced a slip and fall accident make an injury claim. View cruise ship accident accident compensation case studies here
Experienced Cruise Injury Compensation Lawyers
Claiming for a slip and trip accident on a cruise ship can be complicated as different laws will apply depending on whether the ship is in port or out at sea, where the ship is registered and which cruise operator you were holidaying with.
Claims can be made under the terms of your holiday contract or in negligence. Either way, the process is difficult and requires the assistance of an experienced cruise personal injury lawyer who can advise you.
How to Tell if I Have a Claim?
If you have sustained a slip and fall injury on a cruise ship or have suffered any other kind of injury while on a cruise, you may be able to make a personal injury claim. If you need to find an experienced cruise accident lawyer, get in touch with the team at Stacks Goudkamp.
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. Call us on 1800 25 1800 or contact us online.