Our firm and our co-counsel Jonathan Aronson spent a few days this week in Jamaica.
On Tuesday, we toured the port of Freeport – Montego Bay where we will begin advertising our services helping Jamaican crewmembers injured on cruise ships. We met with the head of the terminal and enjoyed a VIP tour of the facility where we will be advertising.
We walked the terminal grounds and viewed the Carnival Elation (photo left).
The highlight of the trip was the seaman seminar we offered on Wednesday in Ocho Rios.
We met with crewmembers almost all day on Wednesday. Most of the crewmembers were employees from Royal Caribbean, Celebrity , and Carnival. The injured crewmembers were stateroom attendants, pantry employees, cooks and utility cleaners. They presented with a variety of orthopedic and neurological problems, repetitive injuries, and failure to provide appropriate medical treatment claims.
We met in the Jamaica No Problem Room (photo below).
Jamaica is a beautiful country. Lush landscapes filled with heliconia, giant banana plants, bamboo and coconuts from the coastal mountains to the ocean. The Jamaican people are gracious, warm and hospitable.
I have written a couple of blogs about crewmembers Jamaica, one of my favorite countries:
If you are from Jamaica and missed us during our last trip to Jamaica, we will be back in January 2012. Please feel to contact us in the interim here at Cruise Law . . .
Photo credits: Jim Walker