Ferry Accident Compensation Claims in Scotland

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Whatever type of boat or ship you were travelling on, if you suffered a personal injury in an accident caused by somebody else's negligence, then you could be able to claim compensation.

Thompsons Solicitors in Scotland can handle your ferry accident compensation claim, if you have been injured while travelling on one of the many ferry services which operate out of and into Scottish ports.

Talk to Thompsons on 0800 0891 331about making a ferry accident compensation claim today.

What types of ferry accident can I claim for?

There are several types of accident and personal injury incidents which can happen involving ferries, boats and ships. These could include:

  • Ferry collisions: with other boats, docks or geological features such as rocks and reefs
  • Accidents on board: such as slips or trips, and personal injury caused by faulty equipment or dangerous working methods
  • Food poisoning: foodborne such as E-coli, Listeria and Salmonella, and gastrointestinal illness passed on by staff and other passengers, such as norovirus.

Whether the ferry or cruise ship is registered in Scotland, Ireland, the rest of the UK or from abroad, if you live in Scotland and have suffered as a result of travelling via sea or inland waterways, Thompsons Solicitors in Scotland may be able to help you seek the justice you deserve.

What is the time limit for making a ferry accident claim?

The time limit for almost all personal injury accidents is set at three years. Typically we suggest you get in touch with Thompsons in Scotland as soon as possible after suffering a personal injury so that we can start investigating the incident and help you to receive compensation in the shortest time possible.

To read more about time barring on personal injury accident claims and how the law in Scotland relates to children and various complex situations, click through to our page which explains how long you have to make your claim.

How will I pay for my ferry accident claim?

In many boat, cruise ship and ferry accident claims, Thompsons Solicitors in Scotland will be able to represent you on a No Win No Fee basis.

This means that you are protected from financial risk if your claim is not successful: if we don't win your case, you walk away and won't need to pay us a penny.

If we win your personal injury compensation claim, and more than 90% of the claims Thompsons takes on are successful, you pay us an agreed, capped percentage from your full financial settlement. We will discuss this in full before you make a decision whether or not to go ahead with a claim and, in all cases, we will strive to keep our costs and fees as low as possible.

Find out more about Thompsons No Win No Fee package here.

Can I claim if I work on a ferry or other type of vessel?

Your right to a safe place to work is the same at sea and on any waterborne vessel as it is if you are working on land. If you suffered illness or injury at work and your employer had a duty of care to keep you safe, then you can make a claim with Thompsons.

You can talk to us in complete confidence about making a ferry accident claim and you will be under no obligation to go ahead. We always give you time to consider your options.

Talk to Thompsons about a ferry accident personal injury claim today

In 2018, ferry routes within Scotland carried 8.5 million passengers and 3 million vehicles. Plus, 1.8 million passengers and 400,000 domestic vehicles travelled between Scotland and Northern Ireland aboard ferries. A further 8,000 vehicles made ferry trips from Scotland to European ports.

Whether your ferry accident caused a soft tissue injury or you suffered catastrophic, life-changing injuries, if it resulted in pain, suffering and financial loss, we may be able to help you make a claim for compensation.

Contact our team of friendly, approachable solicitors today on 0800 0891 331 or fill in our online claim form today.


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