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Fort Lauderdale Yacht Crew Injuries

Private charter ships, yachts, and other high-end boating vessels are big business in Fort Lauderdale, and they also employ a large number of individuals. 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 Fort Lauderdale 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. 

The Jones Act Applies to Injured Yacht Workers in Fort Lauderdale and Beyond

When you are injured while working on a vessel like a yacht, determining which laws and regulations apply can be difficult as maritime law is complex and there are often overlapping 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. 

Under the Jones Act, a uniform standard has been established to help you collect compensation for your injuries. This is due to the fact that yacht workers might travel across a broad variety of waters from different states or even nations, and if each state or nation’s laws applied to injuries, it would be difficult to guarantee maritime workers’ safety and coverage when they are injured. 

The Jones Act Protects Your Right to Recover Damages 

The Jones Act protects your right to pursue a claim to recover damages associated with your yacht crew worker injuries. Persons who are classified as “seamen” are covered under the Jones Act, which includes 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 Fort Lauderdale yacht crew injury attorney. 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. 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. 

Reach Out to a Fort Lauderdale Yacht Crew Injury Attorney Today

The Fort Lauderdale yacht crew injury lawyers at Brais Law are available to discuss your case. Call us at (305) 416-2901 or visit our site to schedule your free initial consultation.

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