At Hofmann & Schweitzer, we are advocating aggressively for a victim of exposure in the workplace. Our latest action is filing a legal complaint against the Delaware River and Bay Authority (DRBA).
We've said it before and we'll say it again: far too many seamen and longshoreman workers are injured or killed in preventable accidents, and we hope that putting this issue under the microscope will lead to fewer tragedies.
If you are a cruise ship worker, then you know that life is not always as glamorous as it appeared on the popular 1970's TV program The Love Boat. Romance can be difficult to fit into a long work day that often occurs in difficult conditions and can result in injuries.
Common Reasons for Cruise Ship Crew Member Injuries
It can be difficult for a cruise worker to prevent his or her own injury because so much of the potential for harm is controlled by the cruise ship employer. Common cruise ship crew injuries occur because of:
If you've been hurt on the job, your biggest concern may be getting medical care and paying for that medical care.
Getting hurt while working on a boat on the Hudson River is different from being injured on the New York Thruway or on a Manhattan construction site. The personal injury laws that apply to car accidents and the workers' compensation laws that apply to construction accidents may not be applicable if you are a maritime worker who was injured on your vessel.