An accident at sea can be traumatic, and may result in serious injury. We aim to make claiming for compensation as simple as possible, handling every aspect of your claim while you focus on recovery.
Stage One: Investigation
We'll establish who is responsible for the accident, or whether a claim can be made without establishing fault, which can be the case in the event of a collision or shipwreck, for example.
You'll also have a medical examination to determine the full extent of your injuries, and if there's any treatment or support that could help your recovery.
Stage Two: Rehabilitation
If you do have any care or support needs, we'll help you to access the treatment and specialist advice that you are entitled to, to help you recover as much as possible from your injuries.
Stage Three: Compensation
We usually calculate how much compensation you will get based on factors including:
- The severity of your injuries
- Medical expenses you’ve had to pay, or will incur in the future
- Your occupation, and the impact your injuries have had and will have on your ability to work
- Any past and future care and rehabilitation to which you are entitled
- Your pain and suffering
We'll then put the case to whoever is responsible – this could be a cruise operator, or the owner of the boat you were on when the accident happened.
They may accept blame early on, or could contest the claim, which would result in your case going to court. Most claims settle out of court – but if you do have to go to court we'll be there to represent you and support you and your family.
Stage Four: Conclusion
When your case concludes, you'll be awarded compensation if you're successful. In No Win No Fee cases pursued in England and Wales, our fees will mostly be paid by your opponent, with a portion of your compensation settlement covering the rest.
If we agree to handle your claim under a No Win No Fee* arrangement, then you won't have to pay anything if you are unsuccessful.
If you have any questions about the claims process please contact us today on 0800 121 6558.