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What You Need to Know If You Work on Any Type of Boat or Ship and Are Injured on the Job

Are you a maritime worker that was injured on the job? If you work on a cruise ship, a fishing boat, a cargo ship or any other vessel in the sea, you have rights above and beyond most employees. Thanks to the Jones Act, you are allowed to sue your employer if injured on the job instead of relying solely on workers compensation benefits. This right is for all workers injured while at sea performing their job.

You have rights if you are injured on the job on a boat or ship.The reason you have these rights is because the law recognized the extra dangers of your job, especially if employers are negligent. If your employer’s negligence contributed to your on-the-job injury, you have the right to sue.


How do I know if my employer was negligent?

As the lawyer, we will investigate and determine negligence. Some examples of employer negligence include:

  • They fail to properly train workers
  • They fail to properly maintain equipment
  • They fail to properly maintain the vessel
  • They ignore safety regulations
  • They fail to follow or enforce standard safety procedures

If you or a family member was injured while working at sea, it is important to understand your rights and let a skilled lawyer who understand the law help you get the full compensation you deserve.

How our maritime lawyers can help if you or a family member was injured while working at sea

Our lawyers have successfully fought and won these types of cases and we know exactly what we need to do to get you the most compensation you deserve. Contact us for a free consultation to discuss your case. We will let you know your legal rights and options as well as the best course of action.

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