Ocean injuries are no different than injuries that occur on land except that they occur on the ocean. Because they occur on the ocean a different set of laws apply to ocean injuries. Generally, attorneys refer to these types of personal injury cases as Maritime or Admiralty claims.
Tourists injured on cruise ships, dinner cruises, snorkeling and SCUBA outings or sailboat tours are well protected by laws covering these activities. Crew members working these types of ocean activities also are protected when injured.
The ocean is beautiful and ocean activities are fun but risks abound in the ocean and injuries are not uncommon. Crew members are injured operating equipment and dealing with rough seas. Another type of crew injury occurs when a boat is not equipped with proper devices, accessories or facilities to allow the job of the crew to be performed in a safe and healthy way.