- Our Firm
- Our Results
- Locations & Ports Served
- News & Resources
Working on a yacht can provide valuable opportunities for traveling while also presenting competitive pay, but the job can also be highly demanding and can result in injuries. If you have been injured while working as a crewmember of a yacht, 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, reach out to an experienced Miami yacht crewmember injury lawyer at Brais Law to discuss your legal rights and options.
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 to, in turn, support America’s national economy. The maritime industry and those working within it are protected by the Jones Act and provided with 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.
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.
According to the American Bar Association, the most important factor to take into account when hiring an attorney is experience. When it comes to dealing with yacht crewmember injuries, our experience is extensive. Our founding partner, Attorney Keith Brais, is board-certified in maritime law, and our team of lawyers has over 70 years of combined trial experience fighting for and winning cases on behalf of injured persons like you.
Our case outcomes include:
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.
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 though, you could find yourself scrambling to cover mounting medical bills while trying to figure out how to work and support yourself after your injury. Putting together the best case possible on your own behalf while you are trying to recover from your injuries can be a daunting task. It takes a thorough understanding of local Florida law and also U.S. maritime law to put together the best possible case for your yacht injuries. That said, let a skilled maritime lawyer help.
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.
The Miami yacht crewmember attorneys at Brais Law are standing by to explore options on your case. Call us at (305) 416-2901, or visit our site to schedule your free initial consultation.