Maritime workers who qualify as seamen and are injured while on a vessel may be able to recover compensation from their employer under the Jones Act. Negligence that led to injury, as well as maritime law defining unseaworthiness, allows injured seaman to pursue compensation to aid in their recovery.
Multiple benefits are due to the injured seamen including maintenance, or wages; cure, meaning medical care; and, when applicable, settlements or court verdicts for future losses, including the loss of income, pain and suffering, scarring, the loss of use, and future medical bills.
Follow the links below to learn more:
- Jones Act and negligence
- Unseaworthiness in maritime law
- Maintenance and cure
- Future losses and recovery
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If you or someone you love has sustained a serious injury in a maritime accident anywhere in Rhode Island or Massachusetts, we invite you to call our office at (888) 281-3100 and schedule a free consultation at our offices in Providence or Middletown.
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