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Cruise Ship Illness

Every year thousands of Britons book trips on board cruise ships; these are often seen as trips of a lifetime and usually have a hefty price tag.

 This year alone it is expected that 1.5 million Britons will opt to enjoy their holiday on a cruise. With cruise holidays surging in popularity, more and more people are enjoying cruise holidays than ever before.

Cruise holidays have surged in popularity, although their success has also led to many tourists suffering some form of illness whilst onboard. Falling ill as a result of the negligence of a third party has the potential to ruin a holiday and have further implications once you return home. This is where Holiday Claims, a service provided by Irwin Mitchell can help you. If you have suffered a cruise ship illness, you may be entitled to compensation for any damages that have occurred as a result.

Can I claim for my cruise ship illness?

We have a wealth of experience in dealing with claims of this sort, with solicitors who are specialists in their field, meaning that we can provide a comprehensive, tailor-made solution based on your own unique circumstances.

As one of the leading legal service providers in the UK, we have secured significant compensation for thousands of clients with a wide variety of claims covered. We can advise you on any illness you have suffered on board a cruise liner.

When it comes to cruise ship illnesses, every circumstance is different and there is no definitive list as to what you can and cannot make a claim for. If you are in any doubt as to whether you can make a claim, talk to us today to discuss your circumstances.

Some of the most common cruise ship illnesses that we have successfully secured compensation for include:

Food Poisoning

Food Poisoning is unfortunately one of the most common forms of cruise ship illness. Experiencing food poisoning is an unpleasant experience at any time but when it happens on holiday it can truly damage the holiday you have worked hard to pay for. We handle many cases where food poisoning has ruined a holiday.

If you have contracted food poisoning as a result of substandard food or drink prepared on board ship, you may be able to claim compensation for the damage it caused to your holiday. In some instances food poisoning can continue to cause problems on the return from your holiday, causing further gastric and other related problems. We have extensive experience in dealing food poisoning claims, contact us today and we can advise you on your situation.

Contagious Illnesses

If a cruise liner does not maintain high standards of cleanliness, the spread of bacteria and harmful viruses can be rife in such a contained environment. We have dealt with numerous claims where a virus outbreak on board cruise liners has led to illness. The spread of contagious illnesses such as E-Coli, Legionnaires Disease and norovirus have been the subject of previous claims where we have successfully secured significant compensation. 

To find out if you can make a claim and to find out if there is a time limit on when you can make your claim, contact us now for an initial free consultation.

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