Maritime Injury Attorney
If you have been injured while working on a commercial vessel and your employer is not meeting its required obligations, you may be entitled to monetary compensation under maritime injury law. The maritime injury attorneys of Kirkendall Dwyer LLP have the experience and expertise in the Jones Act necessary to take your case to trial and fight for the compensation to which you are entitled.
The Jones Act protects workers at sea from the negligence of their employer and co-workers. Under the Jones Act, you have the right to seek compensation for lost wages, medical expenses, and short or long term disability.
What Are You Entitled To?
The Jones Act gives injured maritime workers the right to sue their employers when negligence can be proven. An injured maritime worker is entitled to several remedies. Maintenance and Cure provide a small stipend for living expenses and medical care for workers injured on any commercial vessel operating between American ports or in American waters. For example, if a worker is injured on the first day of a trip, the employer is responsible for paying wages due until the last day of the contract.
The Jones Act provides for comprehensive damages to an injured seaman above and beyond maintenance and cure. An injured seaman is entitled to:
- past and future lost wages
- past and future pain and suffering
- occupational and vocational rehabilitation
- mental anguish and psychological suffering
- fringe benefits, such as meals, retirement, medical, and disability
To find out more about how maritime injury attorneys can help you recover compensation for your injury at sea, contact Kirkendall Dwyer LLP without delay. You and those who depend upon you do not need to suffer alone. Begin the process of recovery today.