Crew member claims, on the other hand, are governed by both General Maritime Law and certain Federal Statutes intended to keep maritime workers safe. Injuries that are sustained by cruise ship workers can trigger special maritime-related laws such as the Jones Act or the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act. Additionally, cruise ship passengers also sustain injuries each year while aboard a cruise ship, like Island Queen.
Unfortunately, sometimes these injuries could have been prevented because they were caused by the cruise ship owner’s negligence.
Injured workers and passengers may be able to recover against a cruise ship owner for damages incurred because of the owner’s negligence which may include medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.