Cruise Illness Claims
For many people, their cruise is a holiday they worked hard for, so to be robbed of their enjoyment by falling ill on board is hugely disappointing. Mistakes or negligence are not the cause of every outbreak of illness on a cruise, but if you think your sickness could have been avoided, The Compensation Experts may be able to help.
You have two years from when you fell ill to claim compensation if doing so under the Athens Convention 1974, or three years if claiming under Package Travel Regulations. Your lawyer will be able to advise which option is more suitable for your circumstances so get in touch today.
What is a Cruise Illness Claim
Operators of cruise liners know that illness can quickly spread when people are confined to a limited space and that they need to take the proper hygiene and handling precautions to minimise an outbreak of illness.
Examples of cruise illness can include:
- Legionnaire’s disease
- Gastroenteritis and other diseases that cause vomiting and diarrhoea
Clients have successfully claimed compensation from consuming contaminated food onboard their cruise, and where the operators were found not to have taken reasonable steps to warn passengers of an illness risk before boarding or make every attempt to contain an outbreak.
The average payment for an illness lasting a few days, and no more than a week, is around £2,000. We can also assist with your claim for compensation if you have been hurt in an accident on a cruise or ferry, with average payments depending on the nature and extent of your injury.
Compensation Claims for Cruise Illness
We understand if, having fallen ill on a dream holiday, that you just want to forget how badly you felt and put the whole episode behind you, but why should you? You have a right to be compensated for a holiday ruined by an illness that could have been avoided if another party had not been negligent or remiss in their procedures.
Claiming compensation is about getting recognition for the suffering you have endured, while the money you receive could go towards another, better, cruise, or cover unexpected expenses like reasonable private medical treatment, or lost income through being unable to work while you are recovering.
You don’t have to be ready to make a claim to talk to The Compensation Experts. We are happy to provide a free consultation to give you the legal information and advice you need to decide what to do next, with absolutely no pressure or obligation. We understand starting a legal process is something most people are unfamiliar with, which is why we avoid using legal and medical jargon and make sure you’re kept up to date every step of the way.
If you decide to proceed with your claim, we will pair you with a specialist personal injury lawyer who has the experience you need to make a successful application. We offer a No Win No Fee* service to make claiming compensation accessible to everyone, not only those with the financial ability to pay legal fees upfront.
Phone The Compensation Experts today, or fill in our online form and ask us to call at a suitable time for you. We’re waiting to help you get the compensation you deserve.
*conditions may apply
Need some help?
Am I eligible?
If you have been harmed physically in the last 3 years, due to someone else’s negligence, the short answer is yes.
Exceptions to this are for instance industrial disease or if you were a child at the time of the accident you may have a longer period to claim.
How much could I claim?
As every injury is different, the amount of compensation paid out can differ case to case. Varying factors lead to the final figure include: extent of your injuries, earnings missed out on, future losses and more.
Our dedicated team of experts will give you an indication of how much you could potentially claim for.
How does the process work?
We understand that when making a claim it’s important to know what to expect and when to expect it. That’s why we make the process as transparent & clear as possible.
Your solicitor will gather all the evidence and will notify the negligent party that you wish to begin claim proceedings. With your solicitor negotiating on your behalf, you will be keep up to date every step of the way.
Why should you use us?
No Win No Fee*
We assess all claims on a No Win No Fee basis, then we can determine how successful a claim is likely to be. This service is 100% free.
We assess each claim on its merits with the information provide, which aids us determine its likely success rate.
Our dedicated panel are experts in securing compensation no matter the injury.
Our personal injury lawyers are committed to securing the best possible outcome for you while providing expert support every step of the way.
Personal Dedicated Solicitors
Each client is provided with their own Personal Injury lawyer who will work on the case from start to finish, being there every step of the way. The client will be provided with a direct phone number and direct email address of the lawyer.
Expert cruise illness solicitors working for you
We specialise in helping victims of injury claim the compensation they deserve.
We work on a No Win No Fee basis, meaning if we don’t win your case you don’t pay! Once you make contact, our experienced team will work to recover the maximum compensation you are entitled to.