Maritime Injury Attorney

If a seaman unfortunately becomes injured while out at sea, his crew and captain have the responsibility to care for him during that time. The ship is required by law to offer free medical care, which could in some cases include long-term treatments and/or supplying medical devices should they be needed. A rule known as the obligation of maintenance insists that the ship's owner provide the sailor with basic living needs while recovering. However once fit for work, the seamen must take care of him. A maritime injury attorney is available answer any additional questions that may arise, and is qualified to help you through all the legalities that may follow.

Fast Facts

  • State owned ships are completely exempt from being arrested by their state.
  • A merit salvage award almost never exceeds fifty percent of the value of what is salvaged.

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  • Maritime Injury Claims

    In the United States, workmens' compensation for most seamen is governed by the principle of maintenance and c...
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  • Trawl Winch Injury Claim

    According to the United States Coast Guard, approximately 20% of injuries on fishing vessels occur because of ...
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  • Maritime Injury Claims

    Filing a claim for an injury that occurred aboard a sea or inland waterway vessel brings about some unique law...
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  • Deckhand Injury Claims

    A deckhand is an important part of a ship’s crew.  A deckhand performs all kinds of manual labor that are vita...
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  • US Maritime and Admiralty Law

    If you have a case involving a claim related to workers' compensation for seamen and longshoremen, cruise ship...
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