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Cruise and sea injuries

Cruise and sea injuries

SKU: 6.71
  • Advice

    The Athens Convention governs the liability of carriers to travellers in respect of accidents occurring throughout international sea travel. Much of the accidents that occur at sea are governed by the Athens Convention. The Convention is also not expected to be largely impacted as a result of the UK’s departure from the EU.


    What is covered?

    • The carrier is liable for death or personal injury damages if the incident occurred during carriage and was the fault of the carrier or affiliates;
    • The carrier may be liable for psychiatric injuries, unlike under the Montreal Convention;
    • The incident must occur during carriage, the course of embarkation or disembarkation; and
    • There is no strict liability rule under the Athens Convention which means you would have to prove negligence on the part of the carrier, not just that an accident has occurred.


    The carrier may be liable for:

    • The injury sustained;
    • Loss of earnings as a result of the injury;
    • Suffering caused by the injury;
    • Expenses incurred due to the injury; and
    • The cost of a holiday was negatively affected.


    What is not covered?                                                                                     

    ‘Injuries sustained whilst the passenger is in a marine/port terminal or station/quay’.


    How long do I have to make a claim?

    You have generally 2 years to begin your claim. You must do your best to be quick and proactive to meet this timeframe.


     How we can help

    Your caseworker would obtain details with the carrier and obtain details of their insurers, we would simultaneously seek to have you medically checked to determine personal injuries and any psychological effects. There is a wide choice of jurisdictions under the Athens Convention to determine if there is a potential claim. To gain our help simply open a case by clicking on the link at the top of the page, activated by the link at the top of the page, should you wish to start a case the caseworker will send you the suitable payment link.


    Please note your caseworker can only give generic advice, their role is to prepare your details for handling by our legal team and to act as your point of contact, they will also issue you with your Password and PIN, these will be needed to log onto your client dashboard. From your dashboard you will be able to manage and view every aspect of your case, upload documents, images, files etc.

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