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Cruise Ship Virus Outbreak

A cruise ship holiday can be the trip of a lifetime.  Many people in the UK hop on board cruise liners every year to enjoy the unique experience of travelling overseas.

Unfortunately, cruise ships can be the location for virus outbreaks resulting in individuals or large groups of people falling ill whilst on board. If you have experienced a cruise ship virus outbreak, our specialists at Holiday Claims, a service provided by Irwin Mitchell may be able to support a claim against the cruise liner.

We provide a tailored service to accommodate your needs; we ensure that a solicitor who has had experience in the specific area of your claim will be responsible for your case.  We have successfully represented many cruise ship claims in the past including claims that have resulted from cruise ship virus outbreaks.

What types of claims are the most common?

Many of our cruise ship claims  arise out of illnesses that have been contracted on board ships. These cases are not uncommon and we have unrivalled experience in this area.

Outbreaks of contagious illnesses and viruses can range widely and no two cases are the same. For this reason, our team of experts will assess your case individually and carefully, with the knowledge of previous cases to support your claim.

Food Poisoning

Food Poisoning is one of the most common outbreaks of illness that can happen on board a cruise. If food or drink has been substandard during your cruise and as a result you or someone you know has experienced food poisoning, it can truly ruin your holiday.

Common complaints include gastric illnesses that result from bacterial illnesses such as salmonella, campylobacter and shigella. You may have experienced this type of food poisoning and, as a result may still be suffering from the effects after returning from your cruise. We have successfully concluded many cases such as this and may be able to help you make a claim. Contact us today for your initial free advice and the opportunity to rectify your situation following an illness on board a cruise.

Virus Outbreaks

If a virus is present on board a cruise, it is possible that this virus will spread due to the close quarters people live in. In previous cases people have experienced viruses that induce severe vomiting, diarrhoea and abdominal pains. Our expert team of solicitors have also dealt with viruses including the highly contagious norovirus. The contraction of such illnesses means people are often contained to their sleeping quarters and are ill for a substantial period of time.

 If you have contracted an illness on board a cruise liner, you may be able to make a claim for the distress it has caused you and your family and for any further financial implications. Our experts can provide you with a initial free consultation.  They have a wealth of knowledge in the field and may be able to support your claim if you have been party to a cruise ship virus outbreak.

There may however be a time limit on when you can make your claim, so get in touch with us immediately for a initial free consultation.

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