CMA CGM Injuries

When you have been injured while working for a giant container shipping and transportation group like CMA CGM, you may be able to recover coverage for all of the costs and damages that are linked to your injuries. CMA is the fourth-largest container shipping and transport group globally and operates in some 160 countries, serving 420 of 521 commercial ports throughout the world. The company owns 285 shipping lines and employs 110,000 people. Like any other shipping company, CMA CGM is responsible for maintaining a safe working environment for employees, and a failure to do so may make them responsible for related costs. To determine your rights and options under the law, the first step is to figure out which laws and statutes apply to the incident or accident that led to your injury. In many situations in which seamen are injured while working on vessels or onshore offloading vessels, the Jones Act will apply. 

The Jones Act Protects Injured Shipping Workers

Through the Jones Act, seamen who are working for CMA CGM and are injured due to their employer’s negligence are entitled to compensation for:

  • Lost wages and earnings potential
  • Present and future medical costs
  • Potential vocational retraining, depending on the extent of your injuries

Identifying the laws that apply to your situation and the right to compensation they may provide requires an in-depth understanding of maritime law. Learning the ins and outs of the law to win your case or claim while trying to recover from your injury can be difficult if not impossible, as it takes years of legal study to learn statutes and many years of practicing the law to understand how those statutes are applied. This is where a maritime attorney from Brais Law Firm becomes more valuable than you can imagine. If you work with our team, we will collect evidence on your behalf to prove the liability of CMA CGM, then draft the claim and negotiate with their insurance company to generate the highest settlement possible. If a fair settlement cannot be reached, we’ll take the insurance company to court on your behalf.

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Connect with an Experienced Maritime Lawyer from Brais Law Firm

If you or a loved one has been injured while working for CMA CGM or while loading or offloading any vessel at any port, then you could be entitled to damages under the Jones Act as a covered maritime worker. There are often deadlines during which you must file your claim, or you could lose the right to ever pursue compensation for your injuries. You may also have reporting requirements that must be met to preserve your right to an insurance claim. 

As soon as you have received emergency medical attention for your injuries, it is time to reach out to an attorney. We take over all communications and negotiations with the insurance company and will use legal instruments like requests for production and depositions to gather the information needed to prove liability and work toward winning your claim or case. 

Speak with an attorney at Brais Law Firm today by calling 800-499-0551, or visit our website to book your initial free consultation. We’ll collect some basic information about your injuries and the accident or incident that caused them, then determine how we can help.

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