Most of the time, holidays are all smooth sailing, however accidents on slippery decks, cases of food poisoning, virus outbreaks or an on shore accident can dampen holiday spirits.
If you have been injured or experienced something similar to the above, on a cruise ship or boat, you may have a compensation claim.
Maritime Law and Injury Claims
When you sustain an injury aboard a cruise ship or boat it is important to gather as much evidence as you can. For example:
- Record the cause and the date of the incident;
- Note your symptoms in the following weeks;
- Take photos of your injuries and the incident area; and
- Get the contact details of anyone who may have witnessed the incident.
This is because Maritime Law is complex - it is not as simple as applying Australian Domestic Law. International laws, treaties and conventions can play a role in determining the outcome of your case.
Additionally, some cruise companies may ask you to sign a passenger agreement when you step on board. This may make liability more difficult to establish.
Making A Claim
If you’ve been injured or hurt overseas while on a boat or on a cruise or on the water generally, then you may be able to make a claim.
The Shine Lawyers team have experience in dealing with claims large and small for people injured on the water. Our No Win No Fee promise means you won’t have worry about paying our legal fees until you win your case.