Many individuals getting into a career in cruising are unaware of the fact that their rights aren’t covered under workers’ compensation law should anything happen to them. However, under maritime law, they are protected via the Jones Act, which compels their employer to take care of their medical and other pertinent needs should they get injured while performing work-related duties. This is something that is often hidden in their contracts which they come to discover much later after an injury, and something that can not only be unsettling, but also leave them with astronomical bills and no support other than minor treatment after the event, as well as the possibility of living with a permanent injury and them having to leave this career behind. Many cruise lines hire individuals from war-torn European countries as well as third world countries because these workers are more likely than not to not know about their legal rights as well as avenues to seek the same. That said, if you suffered an injury as a cruise ship crew member, you have every right to legal compensation, and we’re here to help with that.
Are you looking for a cruise ship workers’ compensation attorney? The experienced cruise ship crew injury lawyers at McCready Law bring to the table over 90 YEARS of combined legal experience helping individuals just like you get the justice and compensation they are duly owed. Please call us NOW at (773) 673-9861 to learn more about your legal options after getting injured on the job as a cruise ship worker. What makes us different from other cruise ship injury law firms is the fact that not only is every case handled by a real attorney and not a paralegal, but we also litigate cases that we feel have a great chance at a satisfactory jury or judge verdict compared to insurance negotiations which are more often than not only going to get pennies. We also work on contingency fee basis, which means that there are NO UPFRONT FEES when we take on your case, and every claim is worked on to successful completion, with clients receiving their compensation after the law firm levies its fees. No matter where you are in the country, please call us NOW at (773) 673-9861 to learn more about your legal options if you are a cruise ship worker that got hurt on the job.
Here are some of the most common causes of cruise ship crew member injuries:
- Cleaning crew leaving large puddles of water in galleys and decks
- Understaffing of the cruise ship, leading to worker exhaustion and mistakes
- Unsanitary working environment may cause infections, some catastrophic
- Poor training of staff, making it more likely for them to make avoidable mistakes
- Poor lighting in sections of the ship
- Lack of sufficient number of ship railings to offer support as crew moves around
Cruise Ship Worker Injury Attorneys – Call Us Now!
The compensation cruise ship crew members will receive will be dependent on a number of things such as their age, how bad the injury was, the wage loss that is anticipated and which occurred, and the extent of medical treatment they will need in order to be made whole again. Cruise ship management may try to allay your fears by assuring you of excellent care as well as promising that your job will be waiting for you once you get back from your convalescence or recovery period, but with one catch involved – all you have to do is sign some papers. These papers are meant to bar you from seeking legal help now or any time in the future. DON’T SIGN THESE PAPERS until you speak with us, your cruise ship worker injury lawyers. Want to learn more? Please call us NOW at (773) 673-9861 to know the true value of your cruise ship injury lawsuit. Thanks, and we look forward to helping you.