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4 Answers | Asked in Admiralty / Maritime for Texas on
Q: How long do I have to file a claim if I get injured while working on a fishing boat?
Joseph S. Stacey
Joseph S. Stacey answered on Jun 12, 2018

If you are a seaman (sailed with and worked on the fishing vessel), you would have 3 years from the date of injury to file a lawsuit.

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2 Answers | Asked in Admiralty / Maritime for Texas on
Q: I tried to file my maritime injury suit 14 months after i was injured but the other party claims I'm beyond the statute

of limitations. I thought I had 3 years to file my personal injury suit?

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Joseph S. Stacey answered on Apr 23, 2018

Are you a "passenger" on a cruise ship? Most often, a passenger's personal injury case is governed by a one year statute of limitation. A "seaman" has a three year statute of limitation.

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4 Answers | Asked in Admiralty / Maritime for New York on
Q: If I am injured at sea, what type of medical benefits am I entitled to?
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Joseph S. Stacey answered on Apr 14, 2018

If you are a seaman and you are injured or become ill “while in the service of the vessel,” you are entitled to receive paid medical care, maintenance (a daily rate which is supposed to cover room and board), unearned wages (wages through your contract period of employment), and repatriation... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Admiralty / Maritime for Texas on
Q: Do offshore workers get workers comp?
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Joseph S. Stacey answered on Feb 20, 2018

Thank you for your question. The answer depends upon what “category” of worker you are talking about. A “seaman” would not be eligible or qualify for worker’s comp. A seaman’s remedy after being injured on the job falls under the "Jones Act” and General Maritime Law remedies,... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Admiralty / Maritime for New York on
Q: What can you do to get compensation if you get hurt working on a cruise ship?
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Joseph S. Stacey answered on Feb 1, 2018

Need more information. Were you a crew member? What company? Where(location) vessel when injured. Your nationality. The answer to these questions may determine what law applies.

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1 Answer | Asked in Admiralty / Maritime for Texas on
Q: Is there a special workers comp law if you're injured while working at sea?
Joseph S. Stacey
Joseph S. Stacey answered on Jan 30, 2018

The answer depends upon what category of worker you fall into. If you are a seaman or fisherman, you would be covered by the "Jones Act" and general maritime law. If you are a longshoreman or harborworker, you would be covered by Longshore and Harborworkers Compensation Act (a worker's comp law).

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