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