Cruise Ship Workers' Claims

If you have been injured while working on a cruise ship or a loved one has died while working on a cruise ship, please contact us. We litigate maritime claims of injured seamen worldwide.

Our maritime trial attorneys are skilled in the investigation and prosecution of seamen’s injury and wrongful death claims. We are known for our responsiveness, thorough, and hands-on litigation style, investigative and negotiating skills, and our accessibility to our clients. We go wherever you need us to be.

The Jones Act, a law enacted by Congress, provides protection to persons who are members of the crew of a ship or vessel. The Jones Act encompasses a substantial portion of Maritime and Admiralty law, and is the applicable law for the claims of cruise ship crew members injured while working on the ship. The rules for determining what type of maritime law or cause of action governs a case are complex. This is not a field of law that many attorneys specialize in.

If you are part of the crew of a cruise ship, and you were injured while working, you may sue your employer, the cruise line, for injuries caused by your employer's negligence under the Jones Act.

As an injured cruise ship crew member, you will be entitled to specific remedies, including:

  • maintenance; which is a daily amount for subsistence such as food and lodging during recuperation.
  • cure, which is reasonable medical expenses; unearned wages to the end of the voyage or a contract for employment.
  • other remedies.

The general maritime law also provides a tort remedy based on unseaworthiness, which is a strict liability type of claim, where the ship owner has a non-delegable duty to make sure the ship is reasonably safe for its intended purpose.

In a Jones Act lawsuit you are entitled to recover past and future economic loss, pain and suffering, disfigurement, loss of capacity to enjoy life, mental anguish, loss of the ability to perform household services and to take care of yourself, and other damages under United States Maritime Law.

Our Florida law firm collects a fee only if we recover for you. We advance, on your behalf, the costs to investigate and prosecute your injury claim. If we do not make a recovery for you, you owe nothing to us.

To speak with one of our Maritime attorneys today call 800-996-2748. If you would like us to contact you, please complete the contact us form. Our attorneys never charge a fee for consultations and are available at night and on the weekends.