Category Archives: Crew Member Accidents


Oct

19

2015

First Lawsuit Filed In El Faro Cargo Accident Sinking Accident

A family of one of the crew members of El Faro cargo ship, which sank off the coast of the Bahamas two weeks ago during Hurricane Joaquin, has filed a $100 Million suit. 33 crew members died when the vessel sank. Watch NBC News Video here… According to NBC News and reporter Jacquellena Carrero… The lawsuit filed¬†by attorney Willie E. Gary on behalf of the…

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Jul

29

2015
2 Crew Members Hurt in Cruise Ship Lifeboat Accident

2 Crew Members Hurt in Cruise Ship Lifeboat Accident

According to a report by KHON2 in Hawaii yesterday (July 28, 2015) “two men were hurt while lowering a lifeboat from the ship when the lines gave way”. The¬†accident happened on Norwegian Cruise Line’s Pride of America cruise ship which was docked in Hilo (the Big Island). Per the article and according to the Hawaii County Fire Department, the “two men were in their 30s…

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Jun

03

2015

2 Crew Members Dead on Cruise Ships?

Bahamas police investigating deaths of 2 crew members on different cruise ships Very little seems to be known so far, but multiple new sites are reporting that 2 crew members have been found dead, apparently separate accidents on separate cruise ships (or in ports of call). Details are few at this point and even speculative news is relatively quiet. Here is the report: From ABC…

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May

13

2015
Cruise Ship Crew Member Question: Assault in the Genital Area, Do I Have a Case to Sue?

Cruise Ship Crew Member Question: Assault in the Genital Area, Do I Have a Case to Sue?

Cruise Lawyer Question: I Was Assaulted in the Genitals, Can You Help? This was a relatively unusual inquiry we received recently. A crew member who was working an even was struck in the ‘genital area’ by a passenger. In the incident mentioned above, does the crew member have a case for filing an injury claim for his injury? The answer depends on the specific details…

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May

12

2015
Cruise Lawyer Question: Was Traumatized on the Cruise Ship, Can You Help?

Cruise Lawyer Question: Was Traumatized on the Cruise Ship, Can You Help?

Cruise Lawyer Question: Was Traumatized on the Cruise Ship, Can You Help? This question came to use from a crew member who was being harassed by fellow crew members. Crew members work very hard to help the cruise lines run efficiently. Without their help, the cruise industry would not exist and it is the duty of the cruise lines who employ the crew members to…

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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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