Category Archives: Crew Member Accidents

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

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 … Continue reading

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Common Questions From Injured Cruise Ship Crew Members

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 … Continue reading

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Can Crewmembers Sue Their Cruise Line Employer?

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 … Continue reading

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

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 … Continue reading

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

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 … Continue reading

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What is a Maritime Personal Injury Lawyer?

  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 … Continue reading

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

In Sunday’s tragic accident aboard the┬áThomson 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 … Continue reading

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

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 … Continue reading

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Cruise ship safety drill results in 5 crew member deaths

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 … Continue reading

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

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 … Continue reading

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