Our expert sea accident lawyers will provide you with free initial advice on your compensation claim and with our No Win No Fee agreements there's no financial risk to you if you're unsuccessful*.

Expertise And Understanding From Irwin Mitchell

If you’ve suffered an injury while at sea our dedicated team can help. We have many years of experience representing people who have been involved in disasters at sea. We understand just how life-changing an accident at sea can be, both physically and psychologically. That’s why we pull out all the stops to ensure our clients claim the sea injury compensation they deserve.

At Irwin Mitchell we fight fearlessly to achieve the best outcome for your maritime accident claim. We’re renowned for our understanding of the issues affecting you and your family due to disasters at sea, and we know what positive action to take to make a difference.

Our lawyers offer the highest level of professionalism and expertise, combined with dedication and sensitivity.

Above all, we put you first.

Handling Sea Injury Claims With Expertise And Sensitivity

Whether you were involved in the accident yourself or you’ve lost a loved one, you’ll more than likely be worrying about what the future will bring for you and your family.

More pressingly, you’ll be concerned about the legal processes you may have to face - quite possibly an inquest and civil proceedings, a criminal trial and potentially a wider public inquiry.

Don’t worry. Irwin Mitchell has an experienced and empathetic team to guide and support you through this difficult time. We’ll consider all avenues to assist you, even those outside the legal process - for example, we can put you in touch with others in a similar position, if you think you’d find that helpful.

Proven Expertise In Sea Injury Claims

Irwin Mitchell is also one of the largest and most experienced personal injury law firms in the country.

"The medical expertise that they pulled in was superb. They did get a specialist and it did make a big difference" Edward, London

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Our team includes many of the country’s finest personal injury lawyers. They operate in highly specialised teams, offering the highest level of legal expertise in sea related accident claims and maritime injuries.

Finding out what happened and why is an essential part of the healing process. But establishing who is at fault can be complex.

Depending upon the circumstances of your sea accident, it may be possible to bring a claim against the boat’s owners or its shipbuilders - and compensation can be substantial in cases involving serious personal injury.

Our specialist team of lawyers has successfully recovered compensation for the victims of many high-profile disasters at sea including:

  • Herald of Free Enterprise
  • Jupiter
  • Marchioness/Bowbelle
  • Piper Alpha oil rig explosion
  • Narrona
  • MS Sundream
  • SS Odysseus
  • SS Austonia

They can do the same for you. So don’t be afraid to call us today to talk through your case with one of our specialist personal injury legal experts.


"They are all industry leaders whose experience is extremely high." – Chambers & Partners, 2020

Irwin Mitchell’s Commitment To Maritime Accident Claims

Irwin Mitchell’s first commitment is to you, and to achieving the best outcome for your claim.

We also have a long history of campaigning with leading organisations in numerous personal injury fields. Together with those organisations we seek improvements in health and safety, prevent accident and injury where possible, and improve the quality of life and levels of compensation for those who have suffered injury.

We have also pursued many leading legal cases in order to improve the prospects of success of claims for various forms of personal injury, and to obtain fairer compensation.

Call Irwin Mitchell Today

To find out how our expert personal injury team could help you, call us on 0800 056 4110 or contact us and we will get back to you.

Scottish Flag All Scottish cases will be handled by the Scottish law firm with which we are associated, Irwin Mitchell Scotland LLP. The law relating to funding is different in Scotland and you will receive separate advice about what that means as well as a separate funding agreement.

*To make a No Win No Fee claim, you need to enter into an agreement that's linked to a suitable insurance policy. We'll explain this in more detail before we start your claim.

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