Failure Of A Shipowner To Provide Necessary Maintenance
U.S. admiralty law makes it clear: If you were injured in an accident while working onboard a commercial vessel on U.S. coastal or inland waterways, the shipowner is required to provide compensation for the number of days you were unable to work because of your injuries. In addition to maintenance and cure, the shipowner is required by law to pay for all health care expenses related to the injury, until you have reached maximum medical recovery.
Were you injured while working as a seaman or longshoreman? Were you denied the required stipend while you were recovering? You have the right to seek full and fair compensation for the shipowner’s violations of the Jones Act requirements.
Maritime claims compensation often includes:
- Repayment of all maintenance
- Payment for all medical care related to the injuries
- Payment of your legal fees
- Punitive damages for violations of the law
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We work with a trusted network of talented maritime lawyers and professional experts throughout every major water transport city in the United States. If you have a question about failure of a shipowner to provide maintenance and cure after your accident, ask one of our attorneys. Contact us to arrange a free case evaluation, 510-291-4743 or 888-340-7991. From our offices in Oakland, California, we represent injured seamen across the United States.