Maritime Law is Different
The law of maritime accidents is different from the laws of terrestrial injuries. If you are injured in the service or service of a ship or in the case of a seashore, you may have advantages.
If you qualify as a Jones Act or general maritime sailor, you need a ship (you don’t necessarily have to live or work on a ship) or a seaside employment situation (long shore, if applicable). You may be entitled to the “Jones Act” and “general maritime law“. Therefore, unlike most Government Workers Comp programs, if you do not have the potential to lose your ability to win, you may have the right to demand pain and suffering, emotional injury and loss, loss of earnings, now and in the future. The loss of enjoying life among other recovery agents not listed here, to do what you have done before. Also, there may be no dollar limit on the amount of damage you can recover.
Most seafarers consider the Worker Comp durumunda in the event of an emergency injury. Maritime employers sometimes encourage their employees to think of it as a Worker’s Obligation and are either unaware of the additional rights available under maritime law or fear a greater claim from a wounded seafarer who benefits from maritime injury rights. Workers Comp forms are given to injured workers immediately after the injury; for example, Workers Comp forms to sign Alaska Workers Comp documents, the Jones Act of the injured employee, and / or the general maritime law. The false sense of security given to employees by referring to an Employee Comp program causes an injured employee not to question whether there are additional benefits, even if only to ask.
We took part in class actions in Washington’s Western District of the United States District Court, which explicitly disclosed to the Jones Act / general maritime seafarers but approved by their employers a group of people who treated Alaska Workers as Compulsory Plaintiffs. Most of these workers are unaware of their rights under maritime law. Upon our operation, the ECtHR approved a class with the necessary notification to each member of the possible additional benefits under maritime law. Eventually, many maritime workers gained additional benefits under maritime law as a direct result of this class action.
The easiest and most effective way to determine whether you can qualify under maritime law is to consult the competent maritime lawyer free of charge. During a quick phone call it is possible to determine in advance whether a person has maritime rights.
Each injury to the sea casing is unique. There may be cases where benefits received under the Workers Comp program meet or exceed the benefits provided by Jones Law or general maritime law as a maritime law. Sometimes it is necessary to prove that the ship is unsuitable for additional benefits under marine law, or that negligence of the “Jones Law” means neglect of the amount of “feather weight”. Ineligibility may not be adequately equipped and equipped for inadequate navigation or inadequacy of personnel, insufficiency of equipment or insufficient equipment or inadequate navigation. Jones Law negligence requires only “feather weight” omission on behalf of the employer. An employee’s negligent behavior may be mistakes made by other employees, officers or employees, or mistakes and agents of employees working on behalf of the employer, and agents acting on his behalf.
There may be cases where the application of marine laws is inappropriate and may be disadvantageous. Only after a written fee agreement has been signed, we advise customers on certain advantages or disadvantages of maritime law in a particular case. This Web site and the Web site do not replace recommendations obtained in consultation with the competent legal counsel.
If you are wondering whether marine law has an application for your case, the best advice is to consult with the competent legal counsel without delay. An application for restriction status or application for a claim within six months or less may be extremely limited and failure to take action may result in the loss of all rights.
The benefits in case of injury
If seafarers are injured while working on ships, the protection provided by seafarers’ law includes many benefits. Unfortunately, accidents happen, and when they do, it is the employer’s responsibility to provide medical facilities and medicines so that everyone on board can take care of themselves until they stand up. In cases where the employer’s negligence leads to an accident, there are benefits to the injured person and their family. If the seafarer or seafarer on board cannot perform his or her duties due to injury, he or she shall continue to receive the interests or salaries of that person’s family.
What Benefits Are Available Under the Jones Act?
*Federal maritime law governs benefits to injured seamen. The Jones Act together with the General Maritime Law, provides compensation coverage for injured seamen.*
The Jones Act is based on negligence and you must determine the negligence to obtain benefits under the Jones Act. A slight negligence will support a claim for interests under the Jones Act. If negligence leads to damage, even in the slightest, there is a basis for a claim under Jones Law.
Benefits under the Jones Act include compensation for:
•Past Lost Wages
•Pain and Suffering
•Future Lost Wages
•Physical and Psychological Damages
•Vocational Retraining Costs
•Past and Future Medical Expenses
•Lost Earning Capacity
•Loss of Enjoyment of Life
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