Assisting Seamen Following Cargo Ship Accidents
Workers injured in blue water vessels, like cargo ships and cruise ships, have numerous rights, including:
- The right to a safe work environment
- Often, the right to compensation following serious injuries
The cargo vessel accident attorneys of Spagnoletti Law Firm have helped hundreds of injured clients recover the compensation they deserve following onboard accidents. Regardless of who was at fault in your accident, we can fight aggressively and effectively for your right to maintenance and cure benefits, and to wages for the duration of the voyage.
In addition, you also may have a right to file a Jones Act claim. Were you injured by another’s negligence while working on an oceangoing vessel, a crew boat, a supply boat or a tugboat, or on a jack-up rig or oil and gas rig? We have handled all types of serious and catastrophic injuries, including:
- Brain injuries/traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), including neurological, cognitive and motor skills impairment
- Limb amputation
- Wrongful death
- Back and neck injuries, including paralysis
- Quadriplegia and paraplegia
Under the Jones Act, injured seamen may seek compensation for lost wages, loss of future earning capacity, medical expenses, and pain and suffering. We can investigate claims of ships’ unseaworthiness and other unsafe conditions and can work with medical experts and treating physicians to document your injuries.