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Club Med Cruise Ship Personal Injury Claims Guide – How To Claim Compensation For A Club Med Cruise Ship Accident Claim?

For many people, taking a cruise is a dream way to travel. Not only do you get to visit multiple top destinations but can also enjoy the fine dining, activities, and entertainment onboard. Cruise ships are legally obliged to uphold high standards of health and safety on board, to avoid unnecessary accidents which could injure passengers, or cause them to become ill. If you have been injured or made ill because of an accident on a Club Med cruise ship, you could be entitled to make a Club Med Cruise accident claim for compensation if the incident was caused due to negligence.

Club Med Cruise accident claimIf you believe you are entitled to claim cruise accident compensation from Club Med, trust the Legal Expert team to supply you with the right cruise ship accident lawyer to represent you in your claim. Our solicitors have up to thirty years of experience in handling holiday accident claims, and will always push to win you the maximum amount of compensation that you are entitled to. So if you have suffered an injury or illness on a Club Med cruise that was not your fault, call us today to see if you are entitled to make a Club Med Cruise holiday accident claim.

Take advantage of our free personal injury claims consultation service today. Call 0800 073 8804 to speak to one of our highly knowledgeable advisors, who will be able to let you know if you could make a compensation claim for your Club Med Cruise ship accident. We will also estimate how much compensation you could be entitled to and will provide you with an excellent personal injury claims lawyer. If you have legitimate grounds for compensation then we could handle your Club Med Cruise personal injury claim for you. Call today to begin the process.

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A Guide To Accident Personal Injury Claims On A Club Med Cruise Ship

Club Med is a provider of all-inclusive holidays, which is headquartered in Paris, France. Since 1981, Club Med has offered cruises. Its first cruise ship Club Med 1 is now out of use. Its second cruise ship, Club Med 2 was launched in 1992 and is still in use. The ship offers cruises in the Mediterranean and Adriatic in the summer and Caribbean in the winter. Club Med 2 is a smaller cruise ship, so can reach anchorages which are not available to larger cruise ships. As well as touring, the ship provides onboard dining facilities and a wide range of activities.

We have created this guide to making a cruise ship accident claim for an accident on a Club Med cruise ship. We will look in detail at how cruise ship accident claims work, and common reasons why people claim cruise ship injury settlements. We have also included information explaining the benefits of making a no win no fee claim and a personal injury claims calculator, to give you an idea of how much money your Club Med cruise ship compensation claim could be worth. If you wish to make a holiday injury claim against Club Med for an accident on their cruise ship, read on to find out more.

Types Of Injuries And Illness That Could Happen On A Cruise Ship

Cruise ships have a legal responsibility to uphold high standards of health and safety on their vessels. If Club Med acts negligently, which leads to an avoidable accident taking place, in which someone becomes injured or ill, the victim of the accident could be entitled to make a Club Med cruise personal injury claim.

Below are some common reasons why claimants could make a cruise illness or cruise injury claim:

  • Allergic reactions to foods.
  • Slips trips falls.
  • Burn injuries.
  • Sapphire norovirus.
  • Food poisoning.
  • Hip injuries.
  • Neck and back injuries.
  • Serious injuries resulting from extreme negligence.

Later on in this guide, we will look at these cruise ship injuries illnesses and more, in more detail.

Accidents Which Could Happen On Cruise Ships

As we have already stated, if cruise ship companies such as Club Med neglect their duty of care towards their passengers, this could result in accidents that may harm their passengers. Running a cruise ship can be complicated in terms of logistics, so companies must take great care to ensure that every possible precaution is taken place to prevent avoidable accidents.

Here are some cruise ship accidents that passengers could experience:

  • Wet decking and flooring, or damage to a ship’s staircase can cause slips, trips, and falls.
  • Kitchen staff improperly storing and preparing meals can cause food poisoning.
  • Food or beverages served at too hot a temperature can cause burn injuries.
  • Faulty lifts and escalators causing accidents.
  • Accidents on excursions on land, when the cruise ship docks.
  • Medical negligence accidents happening at the ship’s sick bay.
  • Improperly managed onboard activities, leading to accidents, such as swimming pool accidents.

We will look at these and other cruise ship accidents that lead to injuries and illnesses in more detail, later in this guide.

Club Med Cruise Lines Duty Of Care To Guests And Crew

Cruise holiday companies such as Club Med have a duty of care towards all of their passengers, members of staff and others who may have reason to use the ship. If a party owes another party a duty of care, it means that they are responsible for making sure that they take every possible precaution to protect the health and safety of others. The International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) applies to Club Med. This treaty requires high standards of health and safety. If Club Med acts negligently and a cruise ship accident  takes place which results in someone becoming injured or ill, the injured party could be able to make a personal injury compensation claim.

How Long Do You Have To Make A Club Med Ship Accident Or Personal Injury Claim?

To avoid missing out on the chance to make a personal injury claim against Club Med Cruises for the compensation that you maybe owed, call Legal Expert today, to begin the claims process.

Reason for making a claimPersonal injury claim time limit
Claims for Accidents at sea brought under the Athens Convention.2 year from the date of disembarking the ship.
Package holiday's booked through a UK tour operator in the UK, may include transport and excursions. 3 years.

At Legal Expert our cruise ship accident lawyers could help clients make claims for injuries and illnesses suffered because of a wide range of cruise ship accidents.

Cruise Ship Accommodation And Cabin Injury Claims

If cabins are not kept to proper standards, accommodation accidents could happen on cruise ships. For example, guests could experience back injuries if beds in cabins are broken and collapse. Damaged or wet cabin floors due to shower leaks could also cause guests to experience a slip, trip and fall injuries. Extreme slip, trip or fall injuries could lead to severe injuries such as serious strains or sprains, broken or fractured bones. If you have been injured on a Club Med cruise, because of substandard conditions in your cabin, call Legal Expert today to see if you are entitled to make a Club Med Cruise package holiday accident claim for compensation.

Accidents On Cruise Ship Coach, Bus And Taxi Transfers

Your cruise ship accident claim does not have to take place on the ship, you could also claim for accidents that take place during other services that were provided by a Club Med cruise. This can include any accidents that happened during a taxi, bus or coach transfers service. Cruise ship companies often provide transfer services to get their customers from the airport to the cruise ship and vice-versa at the start and end of their cruise holiday. Taxi, coach or bus transfer accidents could happen because of a fault made by the driver which could be down to a lack of driver training, a fault made by another driver on the road, or a fault with the vehicle, which wasn’t spotted during routine checks.

If you experienced a taxi, bus or coach transfer accident while on your Club Med cruise holiday, call Legal Expert today, to see if you are entitled to make a cruise ship compensation claim.

Accidents On Cruise Ship Tender Boat Transfers

Cruise ships often use smaller boats, called tender boats, to take customers to shore at stop off destinations. There are  accidents that could happen on a tender ship if proper standards of health and safety have not been upheld. These could include slipping on a wet deck, falling on the stairs if the handrail is broken, or an accident on the gangway if it is not properly secured. If you have experienced a tender Club Med Cruise Ship Accident, call us today about seeking cruise compensation.

Food Poisoning, Food Allergies And Norovirus Claims

If you suffer from a food allergy and suffered from an allergic reaction onboard a Club Med cruise ship, you may be able to make a food allergy compensation claim if you informed them before hand of your allergy yet they continued to serve you food containing the allergen and you suffered an allergic reaction. Businesses that serve food are legally obliged to list any allergenic ingredients in their dishes. If they fail to do so, and a customer unknowingly consumes the food then becomes ill, that customer could be entitled to claim compensation from them. Call Legal Expert to enquire about making a food allergy compensation claim against Club Med, today.

As well as food allergy compensation claims, Legal Expert also deals with cases of food poisoning and the norovirus on cruises. Food poisoning can occur in any dining establishment if the food has not been properly stored or prepared. Although passengers can follow advice on how to avoid illness on a cruise, it is the cruise ship’s responsibility to take every step possible to avoid food poisoning outbreaks at all costs. One of the most serious illnesses that can affect passengers on a cruise is the norovirus, a particularly nasty illness which is transferable through food. 1% of global norovirus outbreaks occur on cruise ships. Talk to Legal Expert today about a Club Med cruise illness.

Accident Personal Injury Claims Calculator

If you have been injured on a Club Med cruise, you are probably keen to know how much compensation your Club Med cruise ship accident personal injury claim could be worth. Use this accident personal injury claims calculator to estimate how much cruise compensation you could be entitled to. Alternatively, for a personalised estimate that includes how much compensation you could receive in special damages, call Legal Expert today for your free consultation.

Injury TypeCompensation Brackets Injury Information
Minor Neck Injury Up to £2,150 to £6,920Lower bracket is for full recovery within several months to neck injuries that last from 1/2 years that possibly acceleration and/or exacerbation injuries. Injuries of this kind tend to be soft tissue in nature.
Minor Back Injury Up to £2,150 to £10,970Injuries in these brackets tend to be concerned with length of time of injury, severity, ability to work etc and include injuries such as sprains disc prolapses and soft tissue injuries.
Moderate or Minor Injury to the ElbowUp to £11,040Brackets include: simple fractures, tennis elbow syndrome and lacerations.
Very Minor Wrist Injuries£3,090 to £4,160Undisplaced or minimally displaced fractures and soft tissue injuries.
Fracture of Index Finger£7,990 to £10,730Fracture has been repaired, not fully able to grip.
Moderate Hip Injury £23,310 to £34,340Hip replacement or surgery needed or necessary in the future to significant pelvis or hip injury but permanent disability not a great risk.
Moderate Knee Injury Up to £12,050 to £22,960 Twisting and bruising of the knee where recovery is almost complete to dislocation, torn cartilage or meniscus which results in minor instability, and minor disability.
Modest Ankle InjuriesUp to £12,050Less serious, minor or undisplaced fractures, sprains and ligamentous injuries.
Food Poisoning £3,460 to £8,360Varying degree of cramps accompanied by diarrhoea to significant abdominal pain, alteration of the bowel and fatigue.
Trivial Scarring£1,500 to £3,090Scarring is minor.

What Can I Be Compensated For After A Cruise Ship Accident?

If you make a successful Club Med cruise ship accident claim or cruise ship illness claim, your compensation package will be divided into general damages and special damages. Let’s look at what these are in more detail.

General Damages

General damages are the main part of a cruise compensation payout. General damages are usually the largest part of a payout. They compensate the injured person for the pain, suffering, and loss of amenity caused by their accident.

Special Damages

Unfortunately becoming injured or ill on a cruise ship can also have a financial impact. Special damages reimburse the injured person for any financial losses they endured as a result of their cruise ship accident. Below are some common examples of what expenses people claim.

  • Medical expenses: You can be reimbursed for the cost of any medical treated you needed, or may need in the future as a result of your accident.
  • Travel expenses: Travel expenses can include the price of transport to the hospital, the price of parking at the hospital or seeking alternative transport during your recovery time.
  • Mobility equipment and home adaptation expenses: People who have suffered from serious injuries that have impaired their mobility can claim expenses for any mobility equipment or home adaptations they may need.
  • At home care expenses: You can claim compensation on behalf of a friend or family member, who cared for you during your recovery.
  • Loss of income: Injured parties could claim compensation for any salary or in work benefits payments they lost as a result of their accident.

Step By Step Guide To Starting A Personal Injury Claim

If you believe that you have legitimate grounds to make a Club Med Cruise accident claim, start today. Simply pick up the phone and call us, to speak to one of our informed advisors. They will talk to you about the cruise ship accident and resulting injury or illness that you experienced then will determine whether or not you are entitled to compensation. If they believe that you are, you will be provided with an excellent cruise ship accident lawyer, who will handle your claim for compensation. Call Legal Expert today, to see if you are entitled to make a claim for a Club Med injury or Club Med illness.

No Win No Fee Cruise Accident Claims Against Club Med

At Legal Expert, we allow our clients the option to make a no win no fee claim for compensation. With a no win no fee claim, the claimant is not charged an upfront fee and will only have to pay their fee on the condition that their solicitor wins their cruise ship compensation claim. Although it is unlikely that you will not win, as we don’t take on claims that we don’t think will be successful, many clients making a no win no fee claim feel this is the less stressful and more affordable option.

Read our online guide to making a no win no fee claim here, to find out more.

Why Legal Expert?

If you have been injured or made ill during your stay on a Club Med cruise, because of an accident that was not your fault, you could be entitled to claim compensation. Trust Legal Expert to provide you with the legal representation you need to make a successful Club Med cruise ship accident personal injury claim. Our personal injury solicitors have up to thirty years of experience, so you’re bound to be in good hands. And they will always fight to win you the highest amount of compensation you could be entitled to claim, so we won’t sell you short.

Call us today to speak to one of our informed advisors about claiming a cruise ship injury settlement and if you are entitled to claim, we’ll start working on your case right away. We’re looking forward to hearing from you.

Useful Links

Royal Caribbean Cruise Holiday Accident Claims – How Much Can I Claim For An Injury Or Illness?

How Much Can I Claim If I am Involved In A Cruise Ship Accident Or Injury? – See examples in this guide.

How Much Compensation For An Accident While On A Package Holiday? – See further examples in this guide.

Cruise Ship Health Guide – See how to stay healthy on a cruise with this guide from the NHS.

Edited By Melissa.

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