Claims Handled By A Seaman Injury Lawyer
A seaman who is injured may sue his employer, the vessel owner and, in some instances, even the vessel itself referred to as an “in rem” claim under various theories that include:
- Jones Act Negligence
- Maintenance & Cure
- Earned Penalty Wage Claim
- Unearned or Sick Wages
Each of these claims requires that certain elements be proven to the Judge or Jury deciding your case. If even only one of the needed elements is not proven, one or more of your claims may be dismissed. This means you will not receive compensation for your injury. Knowing what elements must be proven under each maritime claim and how to prove these elements is the business of an experienced seaman injury lawyer and the trade honed by Brais Law Firm for nearly 30 years.