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The Most Fit Can Still Slip: A Cruise Ship Fitness Instructor Suffers Permanent Injuries

A case was recently settled by an employee who was injured aboard a cruise ship when he slipped on a wet floor in the spa. The injuries sustained by the employee were herniated discs and permanent incontinence.

The man was working as a fitness instructor aboard the Norwegian Crown ship. Shortly before the accident, a maintenance employee mopped the floor with a cleaner, but did not dry the floor or post signs indicating that it was wet. When fitness instructor walked on the wet area, his legs went out from under him, and he fell on his back suffering two herniated discs in his spine. The spine injury caused constant back and leg pain as well as numbness.

The jury took just 42 minutes to render the verdict. This is a classic example of justice being served. A property owner is obligated to alert guests as well as employees about dangerous conditions, such as wet floors. When employees fail to act responsibly and perform their duties with safety in mind, the responsibility of the slip and fall injury falls on the owner. It is the property owner’s responsibility to ensure that all employees are adequately trained in safety procedures.

The Jones Act is a federal maritime law that provides benefits to workers who are injured while working on a vessel. Under the Jones Act, an employee may recover against an employer for lost wages, future lost earning capacity, past and future medical expenses and damages for pain and suffering, as well as mental anguish. Maritime lawsuits can be lengthy and you may find that due to the long process you need money to pay for on-going medical care and other living expenses.

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