As a seaman, you may be entitled to maintenance, cure if you are hurt on the job. People who work at sea or within the maritime industry and suffer injuries on the job have additional benefits. These include the entitlement to pay for medical treatment. You also have a right to negligence and unseaworthiness claims, in some cases.
Employees are frequently injured by falls at their workplaces in California and elsewhere. When it comes to falls on the job, people might consider those that occur at industries based on land, such as the construction industry, the nursing field and even office jobs. Less commonly considered, but certainly not less important, are falls that you can experience while working on a container ship.
You love sailing and being on the open ocean, but it's a dangerous environment. There are hazards to the job, just like there are dangers no matter where you work.
Few incidents can derail a well-planned vacation like getting sick. You might avoid the virus going around in your neighborhood before your embarkment day, only to get terribly ill from a bug that’s being spread among the passengers on your cruise ship. At the Law Offices of Lyle C. Cavin, Jr. & Associates, we understand that ship-borne illnesses are not only a pain for California vacationers – they can be dangerous for some with compromised immune systems. In some cases, the ship’s staff may be held accountable for their procedures for preventing or treating an outbreak on board.