Am I protected from Accident at Sea while travelling on a ship, boat, jet ski or any other seafarer?
If you have suffered an injury while travelling on a ship or any other form of seafarer, while on board, embarking or disembarking you may be entitled to compensation. Compensation may also be available to those who have contracted an illness on board or suffered from food poisoning while on a cruise.
If your injury was caused because of a defect on the vessel, a result of a collision, capsize, explosion or shipwreck you will not need to prove that your injury was a fault of the ship operators. At JMR Solicitors, our expert legal team can advise you as to whether your claim is worth pursuing and if so, where best to direct your claim.
Is there a time limit to pursuing a claim for coach, road, sea or traffic accidents?
As with most holiday accident claims, there are strict time limits to pursuing a claim. These time limits can vary depending on the circumstances of your accident, but most claims relating to an injury at sea will need to be issued within two years of the date of disembarkation. For this reason, it is essential that you acquire expert legal advice as soon as is possible to avoid any delay in the processing of your claim.
What steps do I take in the event of a coach, road, sea or traffic accident abroad?
If you are able, it is advisable to take the following steps to assist your claim:
- Report the accident as soon as possible to a member of the ship’s crew
- Obtain a copy of the report made
- Take photographs of the location of the accident and any defect that you may consider having led to your accident
- Take photographs of any work done to remedy the defect following your accident
- Take down the names and addresses of any witnesses and ask them to confirm that they can be contacted to act as a witness if necessary