Cruise ship workers are responsible for many tasks, ranging from food preparation to providing all types of assistance to guests. While they do their part in keeping the ship running smoothly, they often overlook their own health and well-being.
Unfortunately, hard work and long hours are often combined with dangerous conditions. As a result, it's possible for a cruise ship worker to suffer some type of injury. These include but are not limited to the following:
- Electrical shock
- Equipment failure
- Heavy lifting
- Disease outbreak
It goes without saying that cruise ship workers do whatever they can to avoid trouble on the job. Even so, just the same as any other profession, you never have full control over what happens.
At our law firm, we're well aware that cruise ship workers are at risk of serious injury. We also know that these workers are protected by a variety of laws, such as the Jones Act. Over the years we have heard from cruise ship workers who have suffered every type of injury imaginable, from broken bones to concussions.
If you're a cruise ship worker who is no longer able to do your job as the result of a work-related injury, it's important to learn more about your legal rights. You don't want to assume that you're out of luck, stuck with your medical bills and unable to support yourself.
As you learn more about your legal rights, you'll come to find that there are steps you can take to put yourself in better position in the days and weeks to come.