Cruise ship vacations are a great way to relax and escape the stresses of your current life. Many people choose a vacation on a cruise ship because of the multi-destination stops, luxurious onboard spas, and entertainment available for all age groups. However, few people realize the dangers of cruise ship personal injuries and accidents that can occur on board, especially to staff and coordinators.
Injuries that occur on water can be complicated because there are maritime laws that differ than those on land. Federal governments usually have full jurisdiction when it comes to sea travel, including in international waters. You should choose an attorney who has experience representing clients in cruise ship personal injury matters and workers’ compensation cases.
Common Cruise Ship Injuries
While some cruise ship accidents have been covered by the media, including the Costa Concordia crash off of Tuscany, Italy, many other incidents are not picked up by the press. Cruise ship passengers are often unaware of the dangers that can happen on board.
Some common injuries that occur on cruise ships:
- Slip and fall
- Food poisoning
- Defective equipment
Cruise ships must provide adequate warning and safety precautions, such as safety bars and sufficient staff to help mitigate these dangers. If a cruise ship encounters recurring injuries to elderly and children, they may face class action lawsuits.
People who have been injured on cruise ships can recover financial compensation for medical expenses and costs related to their vacation during the cruise.
Employee Cruise Ship Injuries
Employees of cruise ships can also face serious injuries as well. Injured employees can file for workers’ compensation to obtain benefits for their lost wages and medical bills.
Whether you have been injured as a passenger or worker, the lawyers at Alvandi Law Group can help you. We have deep experience resolving injury claims involving maritime laws and cruise ship accidents. As a team with a proven record of success, we are the team you can trust. Our legal team is dedicated to helping to make our seas safer for passengers and staff.