No win, no fee accidents at sea compensation claims
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.
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.
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.
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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How to make an accident at sea injury claim
Make a claim in six easy steps
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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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