Category Archives: Crew Member Accidents


Feb

10

2014

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 the MSC Opera was severely hurt as he ferrying passengers between the cruise ship and shore off the coast of Mozambique. The crew member apparently…

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Jan

22

2014

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 upon what you were hired to do, and whether there was any negligence or unseaworthiness involved. To qualify as a crewmember, it is not necessary…

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Jan

20

2014

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 same injures as passengers – slips and falls that go untreated…sexual harassment and rape…physical assault and battery…sickness and medical malpractice. They also can suffer from…

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Dec

08

2013

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 have been injured, hurt or have become sick while traveling or working aboard a cruise ship. Bringing a claim or lawsuit against a cruise line…

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Sep

20

2013

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 Serious head injury Sexual harassment and rape Sick from Norovirus Negligent or improper medical care Fired from position or job Catastrophic injury or death Seamen…

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Apr

24

2013

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 work-related or recreational accident.  And yes, often attorneys who represent passengers who have been injured on a cruise ship and want to file a claim against…

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Feb

11

2013

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

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 a report from the BBC, “five crew members have died…

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Feb

11

2013

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 in fell from a cruise ship docked in the port of Santa Cruz de la Palma in the Canary Islands. The accident happened on the…

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Feb

11

2013

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 terrible results – the death of 5 crew members from Louis Cruises – apparently killed when a lifeboat fell into the water. Reports say three…

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