If you have been injured while working as a crewmember of a yacht out of Miami, you could be entitled to compensation for the medical and occupational costs associated with your injuries through overlapping Florida and U.S. maritime laws. For help putting together a strong case to collect the compensation you deserve as a yacht crewmember, reach out to a maritime injury lawyer at Brais Law to discuss your legal rights and options.

When it Comes to a Yacht Crewman Injury Case, You Need Experience on Your Side

According to the American Bar Association, the most important factor to take into account when hiring an attorney is experience. We have extensive experience dealing with yacht crewmember injuries in the Miami area. Our founding partner, Attorney Keith Brais, is board-certified in maritime law and has even spent years as a maritime worker himself. This on the ground knowledge along with our team’s 70-plus years of combined trial experience means we know what it takes to fight and win cases on behalf of injured crewmembers like you.

 Our case outcomes include:

  • $500,000 crew member personal injury
  • $340,000 crew member personal injury 
  • $200,500 yacht guest personal injury 
  • $167,500 crew member personal injury 
  • $1.29 million crew member personal injury 
  • $6.8 million crew member lifetime client payout 

Successfully Recovering Damages and Compensation Begins with Getting the Right Legal Help

Before hiring an attorney to help with your case, it is important to ask them how many similar cases they have handled and how many they have won. Our track record speaks for itself, and we have won tens of millions of dollars on behalf of our injured clients over the years. Identifying which laws apply to the unique circumstances of your yacht injury requires a careful assessment of the accident or incident that caused it. When you reach out to our legal team for assistance, we will begin with a free analysis of the key information about your situation so that we can begin putting together your case. This is where experience and reputation matter, and with an attorney from Brais Law on your side, you’ll have the benefit of both. 

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Miami Yacht Crewmember Rights are Protected by Overlapping Florida State Laws as Well as U.S. Maritime Law

When you are working on a yacht that passes over state and even national boundaries while sailing, it can be difficult to determine which laws apply when you are injured. Federal legislation in support of the maritime industry, like the Jones Act, has been established to protect the maritime industry and its workers who support America’s national economy. The maritime industry and those working within it are protected by the Jones Act which includes the right to pursue damages when a person working on an American yacht or other vessel is injured outside of Miami or in waters beyond Florida. 

Trying to Handle a Maritime Injury Case on Your Own Can Be a Costly Mistake

Working on a yacht can be a truly enjoyable experience that provides competitive pay and the opportunity to travel. When your work on a yacht results in a long-term and life-altering injury, however, you could find yourself scrambling to cover mounting medical bills while trying to figure out how to earn money and support yourself.

Putting together the best case possible on your own while you are trying to recover from your injuries can be a daunting task. It takes a thorough understanding of local Florida law and U.S. maritime law to get a successful result. You need a skilled maritime lawyer working for you. 

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FAQs: Rights of Injured Yacht Crewmembers

Do Miami Yacht Crewmembers Get Workers’ Compensation if They Are Injured?

What Compensation Can I Receive under the Jones Act?

What If I Can’t Afford an Attorney?

Do Miami Yacht Crewmembers Get Workers’ Compensation if They Are Injured?

Crewmember injuries are not covered by Florida workers’ comp laws due to the nature of yacht travel which can include other states and international waters. A crewmember must prove that their employer was negligent resulting in their injuries if they want to obtain compensation under the Merchant Marine Act.

What Compensation Can I Receive under the Jones Act?

Maritime employees can receive much of the same compensation for on-the-job injuries as those that work on land. A crew injury attorney with us has obtained compensation to cover economic and non-economic damages such as:

  • Hospital bills
  • Future medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Lost future income
  • Pain and suffering

What If I Can’t Afford an Attorney?

This is not a barrier because you’ll never have any out-of-pocket expenses when you work with an experienced lawyer on our team. We work on a contingency fee basis so you won’t pay anything beyond an agreed upon percentage of what we win for you.

Take Advantage of a Risk-Free, Cost-Free Initial Consultation with a Yacht Injury Lawyer with Brais Law

Your initial consultation is free of charge, and you are not obligated to anything at the time of the meeting. We will go over the basic information about your injury and the circumstances surrounding it and collect some information about your employer and other potentially responsible parties. From there, if we determine that your case is one we can assist with, we’ll explain the full terms of our attorney-client relationship. We only get paid if we win, so you can trust that we’ll give our all to protect your rights and maximize your recovery for your yacht crewmember injury case. We are standing by to explore options on your case. Call us at 305-709-4117, or visit our site to schedule your free initial consultation.

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