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

For many people, taking a Disney Cruise is a dream come true. Maybe you wanted to treat your children to an experience they would never forget, or you are an adult hardcore Disney fan who wanted to enjoy a cruise ship holiday with a twist. If you experienced an injury or illness on a Disney Cruise which was not your fault, this experience could ruin your holiday, as well as have an ongoing effect on future life.

Disney Cruises accident claimIf you have been involved in a Disney Cruise or Disney Dream accident that was not your fault, which resulted in you becoming ill, or injured, then you could be entitled to make a Disney Cruise accident claim for compensation. Trust Legal Expert to provide you with the right personal injury solicitor to handle your claim. We are a respected and well-known law firm who specialises in personal injury claims. Our solicitors have up to thirty years of experience representing claimants like you, so you’re bound to be in good hands. What’s more, our personal injury lawyers will always push to win you the maximum amount of compensation that you are entitled to, so you won’t get shortchanged.

If you have suffered from an injury or an illness on a Disney Cruise which was caused by an accident that was not your fault, call Legal Expert today for your free and no obligation personal injury compensation claims evaluation and consultation. If you are entitled to claim compensation, we could then estimate how much you could receive and will provide you with an excellent personal injury solicitor who will proceed with your claim right away. Call us today on 0800 073 8804 to see if you can claim. We’re looking forward to hearing from you.

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A Guide To Cruise Ship Accident Claims On A Disney Cruise Line

The Disney Cruise Line is a cruise ship holiday provider owned by the Walt Disney Company. The company is domiciled in London, UK and its operations headquarters are located in Celebration, Florida, USA. The company owns 4 cruise ships, Disney Magic, Disney Wonder, Disney Dream, and Disney Fantasy. At the time of writing, there are plans to add three as of yet unnamed ships to the line, over the next four years. Disney Cruise Line is known for pioneering the concept of a family friendly cruise, with activities on offer which are designed to keep children and parents entertained. The onboard entertainment is, of course, all Disney themed.

In this guide to possibly making a personal injury claim against Disney Cruises, we explain how you could become injured or made ill because of negligence on the part of the business. First of all, we will define what a Disney Cruise accident is and look at your rights as a passenger. We will also look at causes of possible cruise injuries and illnesses. To help you estimate how much compensation you could be entitled to claim, we have included a personal injury claims calculator and will explain the benefits of making a no win no fee claim.

How Could You Be Injured Or Sick On A Cruise?

Like other venues that welcome guests, cruise ships have to follow correct health and safety procedures, to ensure that guests do not become unnecessarily injured or ill onboard. If Disney Cruises neglects their duty of care towards their guests and staff, this could result in avoidable accidents in which individuals are unnecessarily harmed.

Here are some accidents that could happen on cruise ships, if proper standards of health and safety are not upheld:

  • Injuries caused by slip, trip and fall accidents.
  • Outbreaks of the norovirus.
  • Food poisoning.
  • Allergic reactions.
  • Boarding and disembarking accidents.
  • Hip injuries.
  • Neck and back injuries.

We will look at examples cruise ship injuries or illnesses that people could make cruise ship compensation claims for, later on in this guide.

What Accidents Could You Have On A Cruise Ship?

We will now look at accidents that could happen on a cruise ship, which could be the result of negligence on the part of the business.

  • Slip, trip and fall accidents could be caused by wet floors or decks, or damage to a ship’s staircase and no warning signage used.
  • Food poisoning caused by improperly stored and prepared meals.
  • Accidents caused by faulty lifts or escalators.
  • Accidents during recreational activities onboard, such as swimming pool accidents, or dancing accidents due to negligence.
  • Accidents on excursions on land, when the cruise ship docks booked as part of the package holiday.
  • Incidents of medical negligence at sick bay.

Who Does Disney Cruise Line Owe A Duty Of Care To?

The Disney Cruise Line company has a legal duty of care towards all of their customers, members of staff and anyone else who may have reason to use their premises. This means that they are responsible for taking every reasonable precaution to uphold the health and safety of those onboard. The Disney Cruise Line company is beholden to the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) and The Shipping Act of 1984 (applicable US Law). These laws require high standards of health and safety. If negligence on the part of the Disney Cruise Line company results in an avoidable accident which injures a passenger, employee or other individuals, then the individual may have a right to claim against the business and the company may have to pay the injured party a cruise ship injury settlement.

Time Limits For Claiming Compensation On A Cruise Ship

If you are injured on a cruise ship, you could be entitled to claim compensation for your injuries. We recommend that you begin your Disney Cruise personal injury claim as soon as possible, to avoid falling outside of the personal injury claims time limit. Call Legal Expert today to get started on your cruise holiday accident claim as soon as possible.

Type of accident/ claimPersonal injury claim time limit
Accidents at sea claimed for under the Athens Convention.2 year (from the date of disembarkation) may very
Package holiday illness or injury booked through a UK tour operator in the UK.3 years may very

Cabin Accidents On A Cruise Ship

Unfortunately, guests on cruise ships could experience accidents if their cabins are not upheld to proper standards. This could include guests experiencing slip, trip and fall accidents if floors are left in a state of disrepair, or there is a leak from the bathroom, broken mattresses or beds could cause back injuries, or faulty furniture with sharp edges injuring guests. If you have been injured in a Disney Cruise cabin accident that was not your fault call Legal Expert today, to see if you could be entitled to make a Disney Cruise accident claim.

Bus And Coach Transfer Traffic Accident Claims

Cruise companies often arrange bus and coach transfers services, to get their customers from the airport to the cruise ship and vice-versa at the start and end of their holiday. If you have been involved in a road traffic accident and been injured during a bus or coach transfer service that was not your fault, you could be entitled to claim compensation. This could be because of a fault on the part of your driver caused by a lack of training, another driver or a fault with the vehicle which could be because the business didn’t make required routine safety checks.

If you have been injured in a road traffic accident during a bus or coach transfer, to or from a Disney Cruise, call Legal Expert today, to see if you are entitled to claim compensation.

Tender And Small Boat Transfer Accidents

You could make a cruise ship compensation claim if you have been injured because of a tender or small boat accident whilst on a cruise. In the cruise ship industry, a tender boat means a smaller boat which is used to transfer passengers from the ship to a port at destinations on their tour. If you have been injured on a tender boat, because of an error made by a member of staff, a health and safety hazard, or a sailing accident, as long as the accident was caused by negligence on the part of the business, you could be entitled to receive cruise ship injury compensation. Call Legal Expert today, to see if you are entitled to claim.

Food Allergies Or Norovirus On A Cruise Ship

Cruise ship kitchens have to follow the same standards of health and safety that any other professional kitchens must follow. If they do not store, separate or prepare food correctly, this could result in passengers becoming ill with food poisoning or having an allergic reaction as a result. One of the most unpleasant forms of food poisoning is the norovirus, which could be transmitted by food. 1% of norovirus incidents around the world occur on cruise ships and it is highly infectious. Therefore cruise ship kitchen workers must take extra care to properly sterilise cooking equipment, to avoid the spread of the disease. If you have been made ill because of food poisoning on a Disney Cruise, and it has been medically proven you could be entitled to claim compensation for your injuries. Call us today, to see if you could be entitled to claim for your Disney Cruise ship food poisoning claim.

Your cruise ship provider is obliged to list any allergenic ingredients used in their food. If you suffer from a food allergy and experienced an allergic reaction because the company failed to properly inform you of any allergenic ingredients in your meal, then you could be entitled to make a cruise ship compensation claim for an allergic reaction. Call Legal Expert today, about making a Disney Cruise food allergy claim today.

Accident Personal Injury Claims Calculator

If you have been injured because of an accident on a Disney cruise voyage due to their negligence, you may be entitled to claim compensation. You are probably anxious to know how much compensation you could be entitled to claim. We have included a personal injury claims calculator, to help you estimate how much your claim is worth. Of course, this is automated data, so to get a personalised estimate of how much compensation you could claim, call Legal Expert today for a quote tailored to your individual circumstances.

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 Damage Costs Can I Claim Compensation For?

If you make a successful personal injury claim against Disney Cruises, for an illness or injury suffered your compensation will be awarded in two parts. These parts will be general damages and special damages, we will look at what these are in more detail below.

General Damages

General damages are normally the largest part of a compensation claim payout. They compensate the injured person for the pain, suffering, and loss of amenity that they have experienced.

Special Damages

Special damages reimburse the injured person for any financial losses that they have experienced because of their injuries or illness. Below are some examples of what can be awarded as special damages.

  • Medical expenses: This could cover the cost of any medication, hospital treatment, outpatient treatment or operations you required as a result of a cruise accident.
  • Travel expenses: If you had to pay for travel to the hospital, or required alternative transport while you were recovering from your injuries or illness, you could claim back these travel expenses.
  • Mobility equipment and home adaptation expenses: In the very serious instance that you became disabled as a result of your cruise accident, you could be entitled to claim compensation to pay for any home adaptations or mobility equipment you may now need.
  • At home care expenses: If a friend or relative looked after you while you were recovering from your Disney cruise illness or injury, you may be able to make a claim on their behalf, to raise funds to compensate them for their efforts.
  • Loss of income: If you had to take time off work after your injuries and missed out on salary payments and other in work benefits, you could be entitled to claim such losses back as part of your settlement

How Do You Start A Disney Cruise Accident Claim

To start your Disney Cruise accident claim, call Legal Expert today to speak to one of our helpful advisors. If you are entitled to compensation, we will provide you with an excellent holiday injury solicitor, who will start working on your claim right away.

No Win No Fee Accident And Illness Compensation Claims Against Disney Cruise Lines

At Legal Expert, we understand that being involved in a cruise ship accident can be a stressful and expensive ordeal. That’s why we allow all of our clients the option to make a no win no fee claim for compensation. This means that your holiday injury solicitor will not charge you an upfront fee. Instead, you will only have to pay your fee on the condition that you win your claim. In the unlikely event that you do not win your claim, your holiday injury solicitor will not charge you a fee, so there is no risk to you.

Read our online guide to making no win no fee claims, to find out more.

How Our Expert Team Can Help You

If you have been injured or made ill because of an accident that was not your fault on a Disney Cruise, you could be entitled to make a cruise ship compensation claim. Trust Legal Expert to provide you with the right personal injury solicitor to handle your Disney Cruise accident claim. We work with personal injury solicitors that have up to thirty years of experience, so they’re at the top of their game. What’s more, our solicitors will always fight to win you the highest amount of compensation you could be entitled to claim, so you won’t be shortchanged.

Call us today for your free consultation, we’ll start working on your case right away. We’re looking forward to hearing from you.

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NHS Fit For Travel – Advice on how to stay healthy when on a cruise.

Edited By Melissa.

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