Maritime Injury Claims

If you become sick or injured while working aboard a ship you have the right to expect to be treated free, and get help to recover until you can receive additional medical care. This right originates from a 1920 law known as the Jones Act. Another rule is the "obligation of maintenance." It allows you to be provided with everything you need to survive until you reach land. As passengers, you are entitled to a version of this law that applies the same set of rules and principles. Maritime injury claims can be filed with the applicable state and federal officials, as well as, various maritime lawyers.

Fast Facts

  • Many banks and other lending agencies hold liens against ships to guarantee payment.
  • The International Maritime Committee was founded in 1897, and helped to develop many laws, which are still in effect.

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    In the United States, workmens' compensation for most seamen is governed by the principle of maintenance and c...
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  • Jones Act and Maritime Injury Claims

    The Jones Act of 1920 was enacted to grant workers on sea vessels the same rights as workers on land in the US...
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    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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