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How Cruise Ship Workers Get Hurt

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:

What Law Will Protect You if You're Hurt on the Hudson River?

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.

Women: Protect Your Rights if You're Hurt at Sea

There are very few women doing what you do. The number of women who work in commercial fishing, hunting or trapping is not even reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics because it is so small. As a female commercial fisher that makes you a trailblazer. You are a leader and you are important. You perform the same duties as your male coworkers and you deserve the same protections if you are hurt on the job.

Women: Protect Your Rights if You're Hurt at Sea

There are very few women doing what you do. The number of women who work in commercial fishing, hunting or trapping is not even reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics because it is so small. As a female commercial fisher that makes you a trailblazer. You are a leader and you are important. You perform the same duties as your male coworkers and you deserve the same protections if you are hurt on the job.

Can You Recover From a Tailbone Injury After a Fall on a Commercial Fishing Boat?

The first decisions that you had to make were relatively easy-even if they were scary. When you were asked if you wanted to be airlifted from your commercial fishing vessel to shore you said yes. When you were asked if you consented to medical treatment you said yes. When you were asked if your wife or parents should be notified you said yes.

Can You Recover From a Tailbone Injury After a Fall on a Commercial Fishing Boat?

The first decisions that you had to make were relatively easy-even if they were scary. When you were asked if you wanted to be airlifted from your commercial fishing vessel to shore you said yes. When you were asked if you consented to medical treatment you said yes. When you were asked if your wife or parents should be notified you said yes.

Three Ways to Speed up Your Maritime Injury Recovery

You don't want to go through all of these negotiations and legal maneuvers. Instead, you want your employer, or your employer's insurer, to accept responsibility and to provide you with the fair damages that you deserve for the injuries that you suffered while at sea. Unfortunately, you can't control what your employer or the insurance company does. You can't make them cooperate and respond to your requests-or make them come up with a fair settlement.

Three Ways to Speed up Your Maritime Injury Recovery

You don't want to go through all of these negotiations and legal maneuvers. Instead, you want your employer, or your employer's insurer, to accept responsibility and to provide you with the fair damages that you deserve for the injuries that you suffered while at sea. Unfortunately, you can't control what your employer or the insurance company does. You can't make them cooperate and respond to your requests-or make them come up with a fair settlement.

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  1. The Legal Rights Of Injured Seamen & Other Commercial Mariners

  2. Hurt in a Construction Accident? You're Not Alone

  3. Are You A Seaman Injured In A Maritime Accident? Know Your Rights

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