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Travel and Transport Law

If you’ve been injured while travelling overseas or in Australia, you might have a claim for compensation. The Shine Lawyers’ Travel and Transport Law team cover a wide range of compensation claims including:

How has COVID-19 impacted travel and transport law?

As COVID-19 has been declared a pandemic your travel insurance policy may not cover expenses that were incurred as a result disruptions to your travel caused by the virus. The pandemic may impact your right to a full refund under consumer law legislation. The ACCC has provided a useful summary of travel refunds specific to COVID-19 coronavirus.

If you or a loved one has suffered an injury or illness as a result of neglect by a travel company, cruise ship or airline, our expert travel law team can assist you.

Ruby Princess Coronavirus Legal Investigation

Shine Lawyers is investigating legal action on behalf of all passengers affected by the outbreak of COVID-19 on board the Ruby Princess which docked in Sydney on Thursday 19 March, 2020.

This investigation will explore whether legal avenues exist to hold the Ruby Princess owners and operators, including Carnival Corporation, to account for failing to safeguard and protect its passengers from the impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19), despite allegedly having existing knowledge of the coronavirus contamination.

Read more about the Ruby Princess coronavirus legal investigation.

Shine Lawyers continue to assist clients in the following areas:

Aviation Law

Our aviation lawyers look after accidents and injuries that occured onboard or while embarking or disembarking aircraft. These claims can often be tricky due to them taking place overseas or in international airspace which is why you need an expert lawyer who will be able to guide you through these complexities and get you the right result. To find out more, see our Aviation Law service page.

Boating and cruise accidents

Holidays are generally all smooth sailing, however injuries caused by slippery decks, cases of food poisoning or an accident during an onshore excursion can quickly dampen holiday spirits. Our Maritime law experts can help with claims for incidents that happened onboard domestic boats and ships as well as for those who’ve been injured on an international cruise. Find out more on our Boating and Cruise Ship Injury page.

Travel Law

Our travel law experts help clients who have been injured overseas while on holidays or travelling for work. This could be from something that happened while travelling to or from your destination, during an activity you'd booked or even as you went about regular daily activities. For more information and to find out if you may be eligible to make a claim, head to the Travel Law services page.

Shine Lawyers operate on a no win no fee basis, which means that you only pay our legal fees if your claim is successful. Learn more about how our legal experts will resolve your case with our simple, step-by-step guide to compensation claims.

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