Helping Injured Seamen Get The Maintenance And Cure Benefits They Deserve
As an injured seaman, you are entitled to maintenance and cure benefits. “Maintenance benefits” provide for the basic living expenses of the seaman during recovery. “Cure benefits” provide compensation for needed medical care. These benefits will continue until the seaman reaches the point of maximum medical improvement. You do not have to prove negligence to obtain maintenance and cure benefits – only that you are covered by the Jones Act and were injured during the course of your work on a qualifying vessel.
However, many types of insurance fail to provide the maintenance and cure benefits that injured seamen deserve. They often try to terminate cure benefits prematurely and provide very low maintenance benefits. To get all of the maintenance and cure benefits you deserve, you may need the help of an experienced Jones Act attorney.
Serving The Gulf Coast
At Spagnoletti Law Firm, we have successfully represented thousands of injured seamen in Texas, Louisiana, along the Gulf Coast and in other nations. Our attorneys understand the many complexities of Jones Act cases and how to get results for our clients in court and in settlement negotiations. In your case, we will work hard to help you obtain all of the maintenance and cure benefits you are entitled to.
If your injury was caused by an unsafe condition on your vessel, we may be able to obtain additional compensation for you through an unseaworthiness claim.
Getting The Medical Care You Need To Recover
Your career and livelihood depend on your good health. Spagnoletti Law Firm places a priority on helping you obtain all of the medical care, physical therapy and other medical services you need to recover to the fullest extent possible.
Insurance companies often offer absurdly low maintenance benefits, so low that the benefits do not cover the most basic living expenses. In some cases, it is possible to significantly increase the level of cure benefits provided to a seaman. The maintenance and cure maritime lawyers at Spagnoletti Law Firm will seek the compensation available for you.