Maritime And Jones Act FAQs
The nuances of maritime law are difficult to understand. That’s why we’re the right choice if you need help with a maritime-related case. We know maritime law, and will work with you and your family to make sure your rights are protected.
The Jones Act lawyers of McTeague Higbee in Topsham, Maine, are dedicated to helping maritime workers get back on their feet. We understand the challenges you face following an injury and strive to provide the answers you need. Below are some of the most frequently asked questions we receive about maritime injuries/Jones Act cases.
When am I entitled to benefits?
Under the Jones Act, sailors are entitled to obtain damages from their employers if they’ve been injured because of negligence of the ship owner, captain or even a fellow crew member.
What if the vessel was not seaworthy?
Seamen can also bring an action if the vessel on which they were injured was not seaworthy. We’ll work with you to understand if you have a case under the Jones Act.
What can I be compensated for under the Jones Act?
Maritime injuries can be very serious and may require complex, long-term, and costly medical treatment. That’s why it’s important you get the compensation you deserve — Jones Act compensation can help you recover lost wages or medical expenses, or pay you for your pain and suffering.
Does the Jones Act cover wrongful death?
Tragically, longshoring accidents are sometimes fatal. If your loved one died as a result of a maritime injury, we can help you receive just compensation by filing a wrongful death claim.
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