Injured Cruise Ship Workers Are Covered Under The Jones Act
A person providing general labor services onboard an ocean-going vessel may be considered a “seaman,” even if that person is not involved in navigating the ship or maintaining its engines. This includes workers on cruise ships such as hotel service personnel, chefs, hairdressers, entertainers and gambling dealers. As a seaman in the eyes of the law, you qualify for benefits under the Jones Act if you are injured at work.
The law firm of Tabak Mellusi & Shisha is committed to helping injured maritime workers and individuals get all of the medical care and compensation they deserve, regardless of their roles on a ship. We represent crew members who have suffered all types of injuries onboard cruise ships and other vessels, including:
- Broken bones and fractures
- Repetitive stress injuries
- Inhalation of toxic fumes
- Electrical injuries
- Back injuries
- Hearing loss
- Slip-and-fall injuries
- Food poisoning
Work With Experienced Lawyers With Maritime Industry Experience
Regardless of your role on the ship, working on the water is substantially different from working on land. At Tabak Mellusi & Shisha, our attorneys understand not only the nuances of maritime law, but also the realities of working on ships from their own experience working on vessels. They know how and why crew member injuries commonly occur and how to best help injured people get the compensation and benefits they need.
Call For A Free Consultation
For a free consultation about your case, call us at 800-781-8419 or 212-962-1590. You may also send us a message through our secure online form. With an office in New York City, we take cruise ship worker injury cases from across the U.S. and abroad.