Have you been injured on a cruise ship? Our specialised and experienced team of cruise ship injury lawyers will fight for the compensation you deserve.
Cruise Ship Accidents
Cruise holidays are becoming increasingly popular amongst Australians, both within Australian waters and overseas. However, cruise holidays, unfortunately, do not always go to plan. If you were a passenger injured on a cruise, our expert cruise ship accident lawyers are here to help.
Our cruise ship injury lawyers have extensive experience bringing forward claims for Australians who have been injured on cruise ships including:
- Slip and fall accidents on food and drink spillages
- Slip, trip and fall accidents on wet decks and communal areas
- Accidents during shore excursions
- Accidents when boarding/disembarking the cruise ship
- Injuries caused by fixtures and fittings in the vessel
- Accidents falling down stairs
- Burn injuries
What Should I Do Before I Disembark My Cruise Ship After an Injury?
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 ship employees. If you are unsure about what to do after suffering an injury on a cruise ship, 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 beore you return home.
Experienced Cruise Ship Injury Claim Lawyers
Cruise ship injuries can be very serious, and cruise ship accident claims can be complex. The laws that apply to cruise ships both in port and on the high seas are different to the laws that apply if you were making an injury claim 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 ship 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 the laws of different countries will often apply.
When you have been injured on a cruise ship, you need an experienced cruise personal injury lawyer who can advise you on the issues in this complex area. Our team of professional specialist travel lawyers have many years of experience in dealing with cases involving cruise ship injuries occurring at sea all over the world as well as on river cruises.
How to Tell if I Have a Cruise Ship Accident Claim?
If you have been injured on a cruise ship or on a shore excursion, you may be able to make a personal injury claim. If you need to speak to 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.
It is hard to put five years into one letter of how thankful I am to have had you by my side. You have been my rock in this very difficult time. You have been so understanding, compassionate, and professional. Karina, you have been so driven to making sure my injury wouldn’t affect my entire life and determined to get the best outcome for me and my family.
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Foreign Visitors Injured in Australia
If you have been injured on a cruise ship, you should seek medical attention immediately to ensure your well-being. Notify the ship’s personnel about the injury, and make sure an official report is completed. It’s also recommended to take photos of where the injury occurred and gather contact information from witnesses and ship employees. Keep all medical records and documentation related to your injury.
Yes, passengers can typically make a claim for compensation if they’re injured on a cruise ship due to the negligence or wrongdoing of the cruise line or its employees. It’s essential to consult with an experienced cruise ship injury claim lawyer who is experienced in maritime law to understand your rights and options.
Cruise ship injury claims are often specific to maritime law, international conventions, and the terms and conditions set forth by the cruise line. While the principles of negligence might be similar, the application of law, jurisdictional issues, and the nature of being in a maritime environment can make these claims very complex. Therefore, if you have been injured on a cruise ship you should speak to a lawyer who is experienced maritime injury claims.
On a cruise ship, passengers are exposed to various environments and activities, leading to a range of possible accidents and injuries. Common accidents on cruise ships can include:
- Slip and Fall Accidents: Wet decks, freshly cleaned floors, or uneven surfaces can cause passengers to slip fall.. These are among the most common types of accidents on cruise ships.
- Food Poisoning or Illness: Improperly stored or cooked food, or contaminated water sources, can lead to food poisoning.
- Swimming Pool Accidents: slippery surfaces around pools, or collisions with other swimmers can result in injuries.
- Injuries from Falling Objects: Falling unsecured objects.
- Accidents during Shore Excursions: Activities on shore can sometimes lead to injuries, whether from vehicle accidents, interactions with wildlife, adventure sports and getting on or off tender boats.
- Burns: This can occur from hot surfaces or from scalding water.
- Injuries from Physical Activities: Cruise ships often offer a range of physical activities, such as, rock climbing walls, waterslides or zip lines. Accidents can occur if equipment is faulty, or customers aren’t adequately instructed or supervised.
- Cabin Injuries: From unsecured furniture or building defects.
- Medical Negligence: Misdiagnosis, delayed treatment, or other forms of medical malpractice by the cruise ship’s medical team.
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WHAT COMPENSATION AM I ENTITLED TO?
If you have been injured in a car accident, it can have devastating impacts on your life and finances. You may be able to initially receive compensation through at least the payment of your medical expenses and wages.
You may also be entitled to receive compensation for the following:
The amount of compensation you will receive depends on many factors. These include:
- The types of injuries you have suffered
- The severity of your injuries
- Your age
- Your work situation
- Your home situation
- Your need for medical treatment
- Your overall expenses
The Stacks Goudkamp way
We are dedicated and the leading No Win, No Fee personal injury lawyers in NSW. For over 40 years, Stacks Goudkamp has been helping injured Australians to receive the compensation they need and deserve.
We are dedicated and the leading No Win, No Fee personal injury lawyers in NSW. For
over 40 years, Stacks Goudkamp has been helping injured Australians to receive the
compensation they need and deserve.
Call or Email us to start the process and to receive expert legal advice for personal injury or compensation claims. Seek the professional support you deserve on (02) 4058 2715 or enquire online through our website.
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We are just a call or email away. Do not struggle with complex personal injury claims processes and in dealing with insurance companies on your own. We are here to listen and to help you to get the compensation you deserve.
Free Initial Consultation
We will not charge you for a comprehensive initial consultation where we will listen to your needs and provide you with free detailed advice. Compassion is what drives us. You can be sure that your questions will be answered.
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Here, we will explain the next steps and what it takes to achieve the best possible outcome.
No Win, No Fee
We will not require you to pay our legal fees, or any expenses (disbursements), unless we win your personal injury claim i.e you receive compensation. We know that being injured can result in terrible financial pressures.
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We pride ourselves on giving every injured Australian the peace of mind that we will look after them by acting on a no win no fee basis for their compensation claims.
Contact your local team for a free consultation to find out if you are eligible for compensation