Maritime Personal Injury

If you are out in the ocean enjoying a beautiful cruise or working hard to make a living, maritime and admiralty laws apply to you. There are laws, which cover free medical treatment to those who need it, and laws that cover a workers' compensation as well. All of these laws are set up to hopefully prevent a lawsuit or maritime personal injury. Should someone get very sick or become involved in an accident, a maritime personal injury lawyer would be the perfect person to contact for guidance though all the legalities.

Fast Facts

  • An injured sailor has 3 viable sources of compensation available: the Jones Act, the doctrine of unseaworthiness, and the obligation of maintenance and cure.
  • The Carriage of Goods by Sea Act regulates all disputes of damage to cargo transported in internationally by water.

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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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    According to the United States Coast Guard, approximately 20% of injuries on fishing vessels occur because of ...
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  • Where Does It Hurt: A Survey of Seaman’s Personal Injury Remedies

    Hurt on land, working for some land-bound contractor, factory or shop, and chances are you will look to worker...
  • 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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  • 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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