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  • Rhode Island Bar Association

Representing Seamen in Rhode Island & Massachusetts

Maritime Injury Lawyers in Providence & Middletown

The requirements for seamen status include performing duties that contribute to the function of the vessel or to the accomplishment of its mission and have a connection to a vessel in navigation or an identifiable group of such vessels that are substantial both duration and nature.

Examples of seamen in maritime injury claims are crew members or captains of the following:

  • Fishing vessels
  • Cargo ships
  • Freighters
  • Towboats/tugs
  • Supply boats
  • Barges
  • Semi-submersibles
  • Movable drilling rigs
  • Cruise ships

In general, a seaman is a person who spends a significant amount of his or her time working as a crew member or captain of a vessel that is considered in navigation. When injured while carrying out their job, seamen are entitled to full and fair compensation under the Jones Act or maritime law.

Contact Our Attorneys in Providence & Middletown

At Karns & Kerrison, we pride ourselves on our client advocacy, providing the information injured clients and their loved ones need to make the right decisions for their futures and their families. We will take the time to learn of your situation and provide results-oriented counsel that will help you seek the full and fair compensation you need to recover.

If you or a loved one has been injured, contact the Rhode Island maritime injury attorneys at Karns & Kerrison for a free consultation.

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If you or your loved one suffered severe, life-altering injuries due to someone else’s negligence, we are here to help you fight for justice. For answers to your questions or to schedule a free consultation, contact our personal injury team at (888) 281-3100. We offer our legal services on a contingency fee basis, meaning you only pay attorneys’ fees after we have recovered compensation on your behalf.

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