A few months ago we received an inquiry from a crew member who works aboard a U.S. based cruise line.
They were inquiring about health related issues brought on by bilateral plantar fascial fibromatosis and were concerned about their prospects for continuing to work on their cruise ship.
According to the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society plantar fibroma is “a benign nodule that grows on the bottom of the foot and usually appears in the second through sixth decade of life. It is usually slow growing and measures less than an inch in size. More invasive, rapid-growing and multi-planar fibromas are considered plantar fibromatosis. Both of them are benign tumors made up of cells found in ligaments.”
For a crew member to be suffering from this condition, but still required to work long hours with a lot of walking and wearing heavy workboats, the pain could be unbearable. And the recovery period after surgery could be long and painful.
When our cruise injury law firm is approached by crew members who are asking us about ‘what they should do’ and ‘how they should proceed’ we’re careful to listen to them.
While we don’t necessarily provide advice prior to an injury occurring to an employee of a cruise line, we do foster an environment where hurt or injured parties can turn when they do need an attorney to guide them through an legal issues that my be experiencing.
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At Waks and Barnett, P.A., our lawyers fight the cruise lines, their legal department and the insurance adjusters to help you and your family receive fair compensation for your injuries, your medical bills and your wages for lost time at work.
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