Maritime accidents are usually associated with disasters aboard ships due to adverse weather, rocky waters, and other dangerous conditions.
- Maritime Law is generally covered under to types of law. The Jones Act and or the Longshore Act.
- The Jones Act, provides certain rights to the seaman to protect their health and livelihood. A seaman who has been injured has the ability to pursue a claim against the shipowner, captain, or other members of the crew. However, the law provides for certain conditions to apply. It is critical to your claim that you speak with a competent attorney to explain the terms and conditions of the law to see if you qualify to file your claim.
- The Longshore Act, the Longshore and Harbors Workers’ Compensation Action is a statutory worker’s compensation scheme to provide protection to maritime workers who are protected under the Jones Act. This Act provides benefits to workers for work-related injuries and it also provides benefits to the widow, widower, or eligible survivors if an injury or illness leads to death.
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Roxell Richards and Associates can help you with your maritime claim. We will be able to set up your case under either the Jones Act or Longshore Act..
If you or someone you know has a claim under either of these acts, it is vital that you contact a lawyer familiar with Maritime Law.
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