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Crewmembers May Be Compensated After Offshore Injuries Even When Their Employers Were Not at Fault

If you are a cruise ship crewmember injured while working aboard a vessel, you most likely will qualify for benefits under the Jones Act for your maritime injuries. In fact, crewmembers of commercial fishing boats and other vessels typically have rights to compensation under the Jones Act as well.

If you were injured due to negligence of the ship owner or due to the obligations of your job, then your employer should have a duty to pay you sick wages and maintenance and cure payments. Even if you suffered a heart attack while aboard the vessel, and it was no fault of your employer's, you can still be eligible for compensation under the Jones Act.

The owner of the cruise ship or the marine employer must pay maintenance and cure to the injured crewmember following the offshore injury. If your employer is failing to compensate you properly, you need to call an experienced offshore injury lawyer to protect your rights.

If the cruise line was negligent and you feel like they caused your offshore injury, then they may be liable for additional compensation. Cruise lines have a duty to ensure that their vessels are kept up and are protected. If you can prove the cruise ship was negligent and contributed to your injuries or other crewmembers' injuries, then you may have an additional personal injury claim that an offshore attorney can advise you of.

Maritime accident cases are complex, and you need to speak with a skilled Jones Act attorney to make sure you are compensated fully for everything that you deserve.

Call the Voss Law Firm and speak with one of our knowledgeable Texas offshore injury attorneys today in a free legal consultation at 888-614-7730.
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