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 to receive compensation.Want Compensation for Being Injured at Sea? Learn the Jones Act
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