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Kent lady cruises to £5,500 compensation victory for cabin injury

James Blower - Senior Holiday Claims Specialist

Dated: 11th December 2015

A lady travelling with her sister and her children on board the MSC cruise ship Armonia has successfully sued the cruise line company and obtained £5,500 in compensation for the injuries she suffered following an accident that occurred in her cabin.

Holiday accident and injury claim for compensation

Mrs L was getting dressed on the second morning of the cruise to go on an excursion. As she was getting her clothes from the wardrobe the wardrobe door suddenly fell from its hinges and struck Mrs L’s left wrist.

Mrs L suffered a significant and long lasting injury to her left wrist and sought help from Simpson Millar’s travel team to pursue the cruise line company MSC for compensation for the injury she had suffered.

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Athens Convention

The Athens Convention governs incidents that occur on board a ship which stipulates a shorter limitation period of two years

Case against MSC Cruises

Senior Holiday Claims Solicitor, James Blower took on the case for Mrs L against MSC Cruises. He commented, "Due to time limitations, this meant that the claim has to be run more efficiently and quickly."

"The onus was on the cruise line company to prove that they had an adequate and reasonable system of inspection and maintenance of the cabin furniture in place. On this occasion they chose not to disclose any documentation and looked to settle the matter amicably. The only thing left to decide was the value of the claim."

Efficient Handling

Mrs L described the service she received from Simpson Millar as, "Pleasing and very efficient."

Mrs L commented that James Blower handled the case, "Very efficiently and was able to address any concerns. I would recommend Simpson Millar to anyone looking to make a holiday compensation claim."

Holiday accident compensation claims

In order to pursue your tour operator for a holiday ruined by illness or injury the holiday needs to have been booked as a package meaning your flights, transfers and accommodation have been sold to you for one all-inclusive price.

If you have had an accident or illness abroad and suffered as a result then Simpson Millar’s specialist travel law team can help you pursue a claim for compensation on ‘No Win, No Fee’ terms.

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