If you have been injured while working as a crewmember on a yacht, you might be wondering what your options are to recover the potentially high costs and damages linked to your injuries. These damages could include compensation for your present and future medical bills and lost wages, as well as any impact on your ability to earn from the time of your injury through the rest of your working life. Consulting with an experienced crew injury attorney at Brais Law will help you determine what you are owed, and our team will handle the entire process until you have collected full compensation for your injuries.

You Deserve to Have a Topnotch Maritime Worker Injury Lawyer

The founding partner at Brais Law, Keith Brais, is a board-certified maritime lawyer, and our attorneys have over 70 years of combined experience helping injured maritime workers like yourself recover the full amount they are owed. Keith holds several licenses with the USCG in marine engineering and decided to become a maritime attorney after suffering a serious injury after nearly a decade of working on offshore oil rigs. He knows injury law as it applies to yacht crewman inside and out. He, along with our team of dedicated lawyers and legal professionals, are passionate about getting you rightful compensation for your injuries.

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You Need the Legal Team Behind You that has a Track Record of Success in Injured Yacht Crewman Cases

Our track record speaks for itself, and you are welcome to refer to our website for many examples of the sizeable awards we have won on behalf of our clients, including many injured yacht crewmembers. Contact us today to schedule a free initial consultation.

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Workers Compensation for Maritime Workers Can be Confusing

When you are injured while working on a vessel like a yacht, determining which laws and regulations apply can be difficult. Maritime law is complex because of the often-overlapping state, federal and international laws and statutes.

One factor that will impact the outcome of your case is the Jones Act, which was established to support a strong and effectively functioning maritime trade industry.

Because working on a yacht can mean traveling in a variety of U.S. state and international waters, the Jones Act provides a uniform standard to protect workers’ safety and help them collect compensation when hurt.

We are well-versed in the Jones Act and Your Right to Recover Damages

Persons who are classified as “seamen” are covered under the Jones Act. This includes yacht crew and most individuals who make their living working aboard a ship. Whether or not you are covered by the Jones Act or your state’s workers’ compensation laws will depend on the unique facts and circumstances of the accident that led to your injury.

The best way to assemble a case that effectively supports the best outcome in your favor is by working with an experienced injury lawyer with us. We gather the evidence needed to prove who was liable for your injuries and ensure you are granted the compensation you need as a yacht crew member who was hurt on the job.

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FAQs: Make Sure Your Rights as a Yacht Crew Member are Protected

What Type of Yacht Crew Injury Cases Have You Handled?

My Employer Thinks My Injury Has Nothing to Do with Working on a Yacht—What Can I Do?

What Do I Do if My Injury was Caused by a Fellow Crewmember?

What Type of Yacht Crew Injury Cases Have You Handled?

We have handled cases for Fort Lauderdale-based yacht crew and others around the world involving:

  • Repetitive motion injuries
  • Strains
  • Back injuries
  • Burns
  • Slips and falls
  • Lacerations
  • Contusions
  • Brain trauma
  • Spinal injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Drownings
  • Assaults
  • And others

My Employer Thinks My Injury Has Nothing to Do with Working on a Yacht—What Can I Do?

A yacht crew lawyer on our team can help you sort this out quickly. A medical evaluation can quickly lay any question of the source of your injury to rest. We have experience successfully obtaining compensation for clients with similar circumstances.

What Do I Do if My Injury was Caused by a Fellow Crewmember?

Even if your on-the-job injury was caused by the negligence of another member of the yacht crew, your injury claim is still supported by applicable maritime law such as the Jones Act. Another factor is your own health insurance and the vessel’s existing insurance protection. We can help you sort this out and pursue compensation.

Reach Out to Brais Law Today and See What We Can Do about Your Injury Case

An experienced yacht crew injury lawyer at Brais Law is available to discuss your case. We make sure you fully understand what you are facing and do everything possible to put you at ease when you place your trust in us. If you want real results in your case, call us at 305-709-4117 or visit our site to schedule your free initial consultation.

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