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Injured Working on a Cruise: What Rights Do You Have?

If you are injured while working on a cruise ship, your rights are protected by law. Keep reading to learn what the laws cover and how they protect you.

Cruise Ship Worker Injuries

Cruise ship workers need dependable working conditions to be safe while doing their jobs. If your employer does not provide safe working conditions, it can be held liable for any medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering you may endure after your accident.

These are the most common type of cruise ship worker injuries:

    Slip and fall accidents Back injuries Neck injuries Cuts Burns Fractures Concussions Drowning Loss of limbs Injuries related to assault

Any of these injuries can cause long-term damage and affect your ability

Work on a Cruise? The Many Different Ways You Can Be Injured

We tend to see two different images of cruise ships and cruise vacations.

One of these is the luxury and fun they can provide. Couples canoodling by the railing of a ship. Families going on adventures together.

The other image is one of vacations gone wrong. Shipwrecks. Stolen belongings. The infamous “poop cruise.”

There’s a third image most people never consider though: workplace.

Cruise ships employ hundreds of people, and just like passengers, they can get injured, too.

In one three-year study of 630 cruise ship workers, these findings were reported:

    361 total injuries were reported. Men experienced 77 percent of those injuries, and women experienced 23 percent. Thirty percent of those injuries resulted in loss of work for more
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