Florida Cruise Ship Accident Lawyer
Serving West Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Orlando & throughout Florida
Working in the maritime industry is strenuous and dangerous. For many workers, the dangers are similar to those experienced in the construction industry. Dockworkers, longshoremen and ship workers experience unique and potentially disabling hazards. Whether you work out of Miami, Fort Lauderdale or anywhere in Florida and are injured at sea or at port, Scott J. Sternberg and Associates, P.A. provides experienced and vigorous legal counsel to help you obtain all the benefits you are entitled to receive.
Some Of The Main Areas We Serve Can Be Found Below:
- West Palm Beach, Florida
- Boca Raton, Florida
- Orlando, Florida
Understanding Compensation For Cruise Ship Injuries
Shipboard accidents can cause serious injury or death. Types of cruise ship or boat accidents include:
- Electrocution or injury due to faulty machinery
- Injury from explosions or fire
- Musculoskeletal injury
- Accidents from shore excursions
- Assault from a passenger
- Fatal injury
For employees working on land, Florida Workers compensation programs provide benefits for lost wages, medical care and partial or total disability. At sea, workers are protected by legislation other than our state Workers compensation program.
If you are working on cruise ship accident, cargo or other vessels, you may have access to federal protections provided by the Merchant Marine Act of 1920, also known as the Jones Act, for its sponsoring senator.
As a cruise ship or other maritime employee, you contribute to the enterprise, work or purpose of a vessel and are designated a seaman. Compensation for longshoremen injuries under the Jones Act is broad and includes benefits not available from Workers compensation.
Types of benefits include:
- Lost present and future wages
- Medical expenses
- Pain (psychological and other suffering)
- Job retraining
- Loss of consortium or quality of life
The Jones Act compensates you for the negligence of your employer or co-workers that causes you injury. If injured, you may have a claim under the Jones Act against your employer and a claim against the owner of the vessel, if conditions on the ship were dangerous enough to have caused the vessel to be deemed unseaworthy.
At dock, on a cruise ship or other vessel, conditions can rapidly turn dangerous. Maritime law is complicated and timely attention must be paid to filing a claim if you are an injured seaman.
With 15 years assisting clients throughout Florida with injuries experienced on land and at sea, we provide strong representation and skilled advice concerning your cruise ship accident or disability claim.
If You Have Been Injured In an Accident
CALL FOR HELP 561-687-5660
Experienced Florida Cruise Ship Accident Lawyer
From offices in West Palm Beach, Orlando and Boca Raton, Scott J. Sternberg and Associates, P.A. provides seasoned legal help and excellent client support with longshoremen, florida cruise ship accident lawyer and other maritime injury matters who sail out of Miami, Fort Lauderdale or any port in Florida. Initial free consultation are free, so call us at 561.687.5660 or contact us online today.