Are you a merchant seaman, a deck hand on a tug, dredge, ferry, or barge, a commercial fisherman, or a maritime construction worker assigned to work on a barge or floating platform?
Whether you are working on the ocean, in the Chesapeake Bay, or on a river, a seaman’s job is dangerous. You’ve worked with dedication and faced the risks of your job to make an honest living and provide for your family. Now you’re injured, and your employer isn’t putting forth the same effort to ensure your well-being. As an injured maritime worker who depends on physical ability, it’s critical that you be compensated fully for your loss.
Call the Jones Act attorneys of Montagna Klein Camden to discuss your rights to compensation.
If you were injured while working aboard your employer’s ferry, dredge, fishing boat, tug, barge,or ship, you may have rights to compensation that are different—and more valuable—than the rights of an injured land-based worker. Land-based workers who are injured on the job are generally covered by — and often limited to — workers’ compensation under State and Federal Law. If you were injured while assigned to work on your employer’s fishing boat, barge, tug, dredge or cruise ship, you may qualify as a Jones Act seaman and be entitled to recovery under the Merchant Marine Act, also known as the Jones Act (Jones Act FAQS) as well as the General Maritime Law for unseaworthiness (Unseaworthiness FAQS). These Federal laws allow you to recover for loss of income, disability, inconvenience, pain and suffering, and loss of earning capacity, in the past and in the future. You may qualify for a significant award under these laws.
WARNING: You may have a claim as a Jones Act seaman even though your employer is paying you workers’ compensation for an injury that happened aboard its ferry, boat, barge, dredge, or cruise ship. These employers hope you won’t find out about your rights under the Jones Act.
In addition, claims for Maintenance and Cure (Maintenance and Cure FAQS) allow you to recover out-of-pocket losses for medical expenses and living expenses until you reach the point of maximum medical improvement.
The Jones Act lawyers of Montagna Klein Camden will make sure every negligent party pays for your injuries. That’s the “No Boundaries” law practice we’re known for.
Our Jones Act attorneys represent injured or disabled workers on a contingency fee basis. This means that we don’t get paid unless you win. We’re very confident in our ability to get you the benefits you deserve.
For a free consultation to discuss your case, contact the Jones Act lawyers of Montagna Klein Camden at 877-622-8100. Time limitations apply to filing a claim. It’s important to get a lawyer involved early in the process to make sure important evidence is preserved. Maintain your rights — Call Now.