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Minor injuries are really common on board commercial cruises; cruise ships have a clinic onboard to treat its crew and passengers. Furthermore, the cruise company is responsible for your health and safety onboard the ship as well as while enjoying the excursion of onshore trips.

It is the obligation of a cruise company to properly train their personnel, and that the maintenance of the ship and its facilities are kept to standard.

Certain injuries can be endured from a variety of things such as slips and falls, to unsecured storage of supplies by a crew member. The injuries most often evaluated are:

  • Fractured and broken bones
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Dislocated bones
  • Cuts/ severe lacerations
  • Blunt force trauma
  • Traumatic brain injury

If you have suffered an injury on board a cruise ship or have endured an injury while on a shore excursion arranged or sanctioned by the cruise ship company, PW Lawyers may help you with a filing a claim for personal injury.

Likewise, if you were employed to work aboard a cruise ship, Canadian federal maritime law, Section 2. of the Federal Court Act of Canada, provides comprehensive coverage for crew members who are injured or die through negligence of their employer.

Victims of cruise ship accidents often are entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering. Rehabilitation and long term effects can be time consuming, and PW Lawyers is here to help you 24/7, one step at a time.

If you or a loved one have fallen victim to a Cruise ship injury, and/or you have been denied long term disability, contact us now: /contact-us/

* NOTE: It is important that at the time of injury you:

  1. Report the accident directly to the ship’s safety & security officer
  2. Seek medical attention immediately, either in the ship's medical clinic or off the ship on shore.
  3. Keep a record of all the names of personnel who assisted you during the incident, and request all copies of any reports made.
  4. Keep a record of all the names of any witnesses to the incident along with any possible statements of what they saw/ how they were involved.
  5. Take photos of the scene of where the injury was encountered/accident took place, noting the condition of the area before it is cleaned up by cruise staff.

Paul Wilkins

Principal Partner

Paul is a member of the Ontario Trial Lawyer’s Association and the Advocates Society. Frequently involved in pursuing his clients’ claims, his areas of focus include statutory accident benefits, short term and long term disability benefits, disability claims and Canada Pension Plan disability benefits.

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