JACKSONVILLE – A cruise ship employee alleges she was terminated after requesting maintenance and cure after a fall while on the job.
Christine J. Branch filed a complaint on July 18 in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Jacksonville Division against Tynda Holdings LLC and Victory II, both doing business as Victory Casino Cruises, alleging negligence and unseaworthiness.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Sept. 23, 2014, she slipped and fell due to the wet metal surface of the gangway, injuring her head, neck, back, knee and ankle. The plaintiff holds the defendants responsible because the defendants' deck crew allegedly removed the carpet covering the gangway but failed to replace it as a safety precaution to make sure that employees and passengers using the gangway would not slip due to the wet metal surface. She also alleges that she was terminated in retaliation for seeking maintenance and cure for her injuries.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks all damages and interest. She is represented by Robert E. Warren of Law Offices of Robert E. Warren in Jacksonville and Jineane McMinn of Law Offices of Glenn Warren in Jacksonville.
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida Case number 3:16-cv-00920-BJD-MCR