If you have been injured while working on a commercial vessel and your employer is not meeting its required obligations, you may be entitled to monetary compensation under maritime law. The maritime law attorneys of The Dwyer Law Firm have the experience and expertise in the Jones Act necessary to take your case to trial and fight for compensation that you're entitled to. The Jones Act protects workers at sea in the event of an injury as a result of preventable conditions or an unsafe vessel. Under the Jones Act, you have the right to seek compensation for lost wages, medical expenses and short or long term disability.
What are you entitled to?
It's the Jones Act that gives injured maritime workers the right to sue their employers when negligence can be proven. Maintenance and Cure provide a small stipend for living expenses and medical care for workers injured on any commercial vessel operating between American ports or in American waters. For example, if a worker is injured on the first day of a trip, the employer is responsible for paying wages due until the last day of the contract.
To find out more about how a Houston maritime lawyer can help you recover compensation for your injury at sea, contact The Dwyer Law Firm without delay and let us initiate proceedings.