Seaman’s Claim for Injuries
The Plaintiff, a twenty-nine (29) year old seaman employed as a butcher on Defendant, Royal Caribbean’s ship, cut his right index finger while using a machine to cut a large piece of beef. The machine did not have a safety device to protect Plaintiff’s finger from the blade and Defendant failed to provide him with safety cutting gloves. As a result of the dangerous working conditions, the top third of Plaintiff’s right index finger was amputated. Plaintiff was also required to undergo three (3) surgeries and complete physical therapy. The parties settled for an undisclosed amount.
Settlement Amounts Confidential
*Due to a confidentiality agreement, the name of the plaintiff, the cruise line, and the settlement amount have not been mentioned even though the confidentiality agreements only apply to the amount of the settlement.