Common Maritime Cruise Ship Injuries
- Slip and fall accidents due to the failure to properly clean off wet and or slippery surfaces
- Drowning due to negligent supervision
- Electrocution and burn injuries
- Falls from high places resulting in spinal cord injury and brain injury
- Sexual Assaults including rape and sexual harassment by other employs or managers
- Assault and battery as well as other acts of violence perpetrated against employees – Note: A an employer who fall sunder the Jones Act has no liability for assaults outside of the scope of the assaulter’s employment duties unless the presence of the assaulter constituted a foreseeable and unreasonable risk of harm to the victim
Learn more about your options for compensation by calling (213) 389-3765.
Filing a Cruise Ship Workplace Employee Injury LawsuitThe vast majority of workers compensation lawsuits based on workplace accidents are based on the legal theory of negligence. Negligence requires the proving of several elements. A basic outline of the elements in a negligence based injury lawsuit is provided below.
- The at fault party had a duty to act in a reasonable manner and refrain from actions or inactions likely to result in significant danger to others.
- The liable party breached his duty of care – example of a breach of duty with respect to cruise ship incidents include the failure to clean wet and slippery surfaces, failure to fix appliances and electrical equipment resulting in electrocutions and burn injuries.
- The breach of the duty was the cause of the accident.
- The accident resulting in injury, or some kind of harm, to the plaintiff.
Jones Act and the Right of Employees to File Personal Injury Claim against EmployersUnder the Jones Acts any seamen who suffers injury in the course of employment has the right to file a personal injury cause of action as well and a worker’s compensation claim against their employers. Jones Act Claims, 905(b) states that Seaman’s remedies include, “Maintenance, Cure and Unearned Wages: Every seaman who becomes ill or injured during his employment, regardless of fault of the owner or operator of a vessel is entitled to maintenance, cure and unearned wages as a matter of right.” Thus employees have the right to receive workers compensation benefits and file a Tort claim for the same accident and subsequent injuries.
Call (213) 389-3765 to set up a free, no obligation consultation to find out if you have a case.Compensation for Your Injuries: Victims accidents on board cruise ships are entitled to compensation for all their losses including.
- All medical and health related costs
- Future medical costs and rehabilitation needs
- Pain and suffering including emotional distress and Post traumatic stress (PTSD)
- Lost wages and loss of future income due to disability