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Maritime law requires employers to compensate workers who are injured in the course of their duties on oil platforms, cruise ships, barges or drilling rigs, or in transit to or from work. This compensation covers medical expenses, lost wages, and rehabilitation and therapy costs. In addition, injured seamen and oil workers may be able to collect for their pain and suffering in a personal injury claim if their ship or offshore drilling accident was caused by the negligence of a third party.
Under the Jones Act and the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act, injured oil rig workers and seamen can collect compensation from their employers for both maintenance and cure. Maintenance is an allowance on which a worker can live while he or she is unable to perform work duties; cure is compensation for medical expenses and rehabilitation after serious or catastrophic injuries.
Under the Death on the High Seas Act, surviving family members can collect fair and just compensation for the wrongful death at sea of their loved ones.
If you have been injured at work on an oil rig or platform, cruise ship, sea-going vessel or anywhere else at sea, you may have a claim against your employer. You must act quickly to report the injury to your employer and talk with an experienced lawyer: You have limited time to bring a claim for compensation under the Jones Act or maritime law. If you or someone you love has been injured or killed at sea, let the lawyers of the Law Offices of Michael M. Guerra help.
 
 
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