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No win, no fee accidents at sea compensation claims

No win, no fee

You can be represented by a highly-experienced accidents abroad lawyer at no upfront cost to you. Under our No Win No Fee agreement you only pay a pre-agreed percentage of the compensation awarded if your case is successful.

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Accidents at sea claims

Accidents at sea claims

Whenever you are on board a vessel of any kind, whether for work or leisure, the operator has a duty of care to you and should take all reasonable steps to protect you from the risk of accidents and injury.

Accident at sea claims cover vessels such as:

  • Ferries and ocean liners.
  • Pleasure crafts such yachts, jet skis, pedalos and speed boats.

If you suffer an accident or injury that was caused by poor safety measures or as a result of someone else’s negligence, you could bring a compensation claim against them.

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Specialists in accidents at sea

Specialists in accidents at sea

You can make a claim for an accident at sea whether you were on holiday, working such as being part of a ship’s crew or transferring from one place to another.

Our specialist travel litigation team have years of expertise and if your claim is accepted, we’ll begin a four-step process, which includes:

  • Case investigation – we’ll look into the circumstances of your accident to identify the liable party.
  • Calculate a compensation sum – using independent medical evidence, we’ll calculate a fair compensation amount.
  • Hold those responsible to account – ensuring you’re compensated for your pain, suffering and loss.
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Making an accident at sea claim

Making an accident at sea claim
  • We work with a network of experienced foreign law experts across the world, enabling us to provide effective legal support wherever your accident at sea took place.
  • We have helped countless individuals and families make successful accident at sea claims, achieving compensation for ongoing medical treatment, loss of earnings, care needs and your injuries.
  • If you were on holiday, damages can also be recovered for loss of enjoyment.
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Client stories

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Clients make cruise ship accident claims after injuries ‘ruin’ their trips at sea

Hudgell Solicitors’ expert cruise ship accident lawyers have recently secured compensation damages for two passengers who suffered injuries in very different circumstances at sea. Ahead of the first British cruise line restarting fly-cruises on September 3, with Tui Marella Cruises sailing from Corfu, we highlight how our specialist travel solicitors helped two clients pursue an […]

How to make an accident at sea injury claim

How to make a claim

Make a claim in six easy steps

Step 1

Free Initial Advice

Call us, request a callback or complete our online claim form and we will assess whether we think you have a claim.

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Step 2

Funding

We will help you to decide how best to fund your claim. Usually, we will be able to offer you a No win, No fee agreement.

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Step 3

Letter Of Claim

We will send a letter to your opponent with details of your claim, setting out why we think they are at fault.

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Step 4

Obtain Medical Records & Medical Reports

We will request copies of your medical records and instruct a medical expert to prepare a report about the extent of your injuries.

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Step 5

Prepare Claim Valuation

We will put together a schedule of loss setting out the losses you have incurred and the extent of the injuries you have sustained.

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Step 6

Negotiate Settlement

We will send all the evidence to your opponent inviting their settlement proposals. If we cannot agree a reasonable settlement, we will prepare court proceedings.

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Alternatively, call us now on 01482787771

Our client reviews

Client reviews

We’re always committed to getting the optimum outcome for you.

Hudgells have handled my claim brilliantly. From start to finish their solicitors have been professional and efficient. Great communication. Would highly recommend.
5 Stars
Megan
Fantastic service. Rang based on an enquiry for advice relating to an on-going legal situation and received excellent clear advice and would definitely recommend this firm.
5 Stars
Peter
Since Elizabeth Maliakal took over my case for medical negligence. I am pleased to say her service was outstanding. Her communication was excellent. She was always up to date and made sure to keep in touch with me regularly. Elizabeth made sure I understood what was happening and always answered my questions in depth. Coming from a foreign background, I struggle to articulate my thoughts and feelings because of the language barrier, but Elizabeth worked her way around this. I am grateful for all her hard work. Thank you to Elizabeth Maliakal and Hudgell Solicitors.
5 Stars
Darrel Fuentebaja
Thank you to Hudgell Solicitors particularly Sarah Moore who was assigned to my case. I was kept well informed throughout the whole process via email and phone, and always received a prompt reply to any questions that I had. It took a long time for my case to come to close for various reasons but never during this time did I feel rushed or pressured into making a decision. Sarah was very empathetic and supported me throughout with her excellent level of knowledge and professionalism. Thank you again.
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Laura
Chris Trousdale was the one of the youngest miscarriages of justice victims as a result of the Post Office Horizon scandal.
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FAQs

FAQs

What type of accidents at sea can I claim for?

Maritime incidents such as a collision or sinking, the vessel running aground, an explosion or evacuation can often result in passengers suffering serious injuries.

We have successfully acted for people involved in accident at sea claims of this nature, where fault is automatically presumed to be on the part of the carrier unless they can prove otherwise.

We’re also experienced in other related accidents, such as those caused by bad weather, fire, falling objects and poor safety measures resulting in slips, trips and falls.

In each of these instances, it’s our role to prove that the carrier was responsible for the incident which caused the personal injury or fatality.

Often, in cases where liability is admitted, settlements are usually made with the carrier’s insurance company before the case goes to court. However, we are well prepared and experienced in commencing Court proceedings and representing you at Trial if we believe this will result in the best possible outcome for you.

How long do I have to make a claim?

There are very strict international laws which govern the rules which apply when making a claim for an accident at sea. These rules are very different to those which apply to holiday accidents that happen at a resort or hotel abroad.

If you have been injured in an accident while on board a sea-faring vessel, it is important to seek legal advice as soon as possible.

The time limits for making a claim can vary depending on the circumstances of each incident and whether the Athens Convention applies.

Claims under the Athens Convention must be made within two years from the date you disembarked the vessel. However, the Convention does not apply to all claims so it is important that you obtain expert advice as soon as possible.

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