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 take care of their health and well being. This means providing a work environment free of harassment.
It is important to remember that, as an employee of a cruise ship, crew members do have legal rights and protection under the law.
Crew Members do have legal rights under the law
If you are an injured cruise ship crew member, you’ll want to – at the very least – reach out to a cruise injury lawyer who might be able to clarify your questions. Can you sue? What rights do you have specifically? How can you be reimbursed for pay? Does it matter if you don’t live in the United States?
Really, there are dozens of questions injured or emotionally harmed crew members might have. Don’t hesitate in contacting an attorney. Also, be prepared when you call or email. Having a copy of your work contract can be very important. It’s a question the lawyer will ask you – “do you have a copy of your work contract?”
In the incident mentioned above, does the crew members have a case for filing an injury claim for his harassment? The answer depends on the specific details of the accident (which are not shared here).
A quick – and free – consultation could go a long way to answering any questions you might have.
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For more information regarding injury claims against the cruise lines, please contact the attorneys at Waks and Barnett, P.A. in Miami, Florida: 1-800-905-2891.