Homestead Office Dieppa Maritime Law

Crew Member Seaman Injury At Sea Or At Port.
All Ships, Sea Going Vessels, Private Yacht’s,

Sight Seeing Boats, Gambling Excursions,
Ferry’s, Water Taxi Injurys

If you or a member of your family was injured during the course of employment on a vessel through the negligence of your employers or co-workers, the Jones Act allows you to seek compensation. The Jones Act protects a class of employees known as “seamen” which includes crew members, officers, captains, masters, and certain other people who work aboard vessels. The Act does not discriminate by rank; crewmen have the same rights as higher-ranking officers. It also includes day workers who work aboard vessels during the day and return home at night. These vessels include cruise ships, casino ships and boats, tug boats, barges, fishing boats, trawlers, ferries, water taxis, oil rigs, and other vessels on the ocean,
lakes, rivers, and canals.

Your employer may be liable for even a small error that contributes to your injuries, and that is true even if you were aware of the high risks involved in your work. If your injuries are the result of either negligence or unseaworthiness, you may have a potential claim.

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