Example of Crew Member Injury on Cruise Ship; Negligence May Have Played a Role

, February 10, 2014

While the injury did not occur in American waters, the following recent news story is an example of how wrong decisions made by the cruise line can result in horrible accidents and injury. In this case, a crew member of the MSC Opera was severely hurt as he ferrying passengers between the cruise ship and […]


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Common Questions From Injured Cruise Ship Crew Members

, January 22, 2014

Here are 4 questions (and answers) from injured cruise line crewmembers If I’ve been hired to work on a vessel, do I have any right to be compensated if I suffer an injury or illness? Yes, but your rights depend upon what you were hired to do, and whether there was any negligence or unseaworthiness […]


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Can Crewmembers Sue Their Cruise Line Employer?

, January 20, 2014

Sometime we find that crewmembers on cruise ships are unaware of the fact that they can file a lawsuit (or sue) the cruise line companies that employ them. Yes – Crewmembers can sue a Cruise Line Crewmembers often suffer the same injures as passengers – slips and falls that go untreated…sexual harassment and rape…physical assault […]


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Can I Sue a Cruise Line? It Depends…Read On Here

, December 8, 2013

It’s a basic question, but one we’re asked quite frequently – “can I sue the cruise line?” The answer is yes…but it also depends. Our cruise injury law firm here in Miami fields questions from passengers and crew members who have been injured, hurt or have become sick while traveling or working aboard a cruise […]


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Injured cruise ship crew members have legal rights and are eligible to file claims

, September 20, 2013

Cruise ship crew member injury and accidents Like passengers, crew members working aboard cruise ships can also sustain injuries or suffer from illness and medical negligence. Common crew member injuries include: Burns Broken limbs or amputations Fights, assault and battery Serious head injury Sexual harassment and rape Sick from Norovirus Negligent or improper medical care […]


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What is a Maritime Personal Injury Lawyer?

, April 24, 2013

  What is a Maritime Personal Injury Lawyer? A maritime lawyer is primarily involved with a special set of laws and regulations dealing with people who may be injured on a ship or boat, as a result of either a work-related or recreational accident.  And yes, often attorneys who represent passengers who have been injured on […]


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Broken winch may have led to 5 cruise ship crew member deaths in 60 foot fall

, February 11, 2013

In Sunday’s tragic accident aboard the Thomson Majesty cruise ship, a broken or malfunctioning winch may have been the cause of 5 crew member deaths – deaths sustained when a lifeboat in which they were in during a safety drill fell 60 or more feet into the water, overturned and trapped the injured crew members. In […]


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5 cruise ship crew member deaths may be the result of broken winch

, February 11, 2013

In Sunday’s tragic accident aboard the Thomson Majesty cruise ship, a broken or malfunctioning winch may be the cause of 5 crew member deaths. In a report from the BBC, “five crew members have died after a lifeboat they were in fell from a cruise ship docked in the port of Santa Cruz de la […]


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Cruise ship safety drill results in 5 crew member deaths

, February 11, 2013

In an unfortunate report from the Canary Islands, 5 cruise ship crewmembers have died – their death apparently endured during a safety drill. A report from CNN, regarding the Sunday accident tells of a safety drill that ended up with terrible results – the death of 5 crew members from Louis Cruises – apparently killed […]


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How a maritime accident resulted in death, injury and compensation for our clients

, February 1, 2013

The attorneys at Waks and Barnett have handled a variety of Jones Act, maritime law and personal injury law claims. One case handled by the firm involved two police officers who assisted in the rescue of crew members trapped in the hold of a ship which was filled with carbon monoxide. One of the police […]


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