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Hurt By a Cruise Doctor’s Negligence? You’re Not Alone

When you’re on a cruise, you probably don’t anticipate suffering an injury or illness that requires medical care. Yet when you need to see a doctor while cruising, you expect the same standard of care that you receive at home. If you experience medical negligence under the care of a cruise ship’s doctor, legal protection may be available to you.

In one court case, an elderly passenger fell and hit his head while trying to board the cruise ship when it was in port. The passenger was sent to the ship’s onboard medical facility for treatment. While he stayed in the facility, the passenger allegedly received such negligent treatment that he died a week later. A family member filed suit

Cruise Ship Crew Injuries – What are Your Rights?

Wherever you work, you’re susceptible to injuries and accidents. Depending on the nature of the injury or accident – especially if it was caused by your employer’s negligence – you might be able to receive compensation for your injuries.

This applies to most jobs… if they’re on land. What happens, however, if you work on the water instead?

As a crew member on a cruise ship, your injuries and accidents are handled differently than they are on land. The sea operates under maritime law, and cruise ships and crew members have their own rules and regulations to abide by.

Let’s explore what your rights are as a crew member who has been injured and what options are available to you