Accidents on Cruise Ships


For the vast majority of Britons who enjoy a cruise holiday, it’s an enjoyable and incident free holiday. But sometimes, accidents happen and as the result, people get injured while on a cruise liner.

Most cruises booked by people in the UK will be covered by the Package Travel Regulations 1992. What this means, in essence, is that the organiser of the holiday has ultimate liability for personal injury of passengers.

Types of Accidents on Cruise Ships

Accidents on cruise ships could range hugely. They might be simple slips and trips on a wet floor or over a hazard that was in the way. In incredibly severe cases, injuries can be sustained on cruise liners due to crashes or fires on board.

There are a huge number of different types of accidents and injuries that could occur on a cruise ship and whatever the accident that caused your injuries, we can advise on whether you may be eligible to make a compensation claim.

Claiming for Accidents Overseas

It may seem more daunting trying to pursue compensation if an accident occurred overseas. But as HW Solicitors, we’ve completed thousands of claims successfully, including a number for accidents that took place abroad. We’re professional, qualified solicitors with well over a decade of experience. We’ve cut out the middle men and we deal directly with our clients. That means you will be speaking to the solicitor handling your compensation claim at every single step of the way.

How to start your cruise ship accident claim

If you’ve been injured in an accident on a cruise ship and are considering making a claim for compensation, give us a call or complete our website enquiry form to speak to one of our solicitors. You can speak to us in confidence about the accident that happened. We’ll ask for a number of details from you and will be able to advise you on the best next steps.

You can speak to us without charge and in complete confidence without any obligation. And if you decide to pursue a compensation claim with us acting as your solicitors, we’ll act on your behalf on a no win no fee basis.