Maritime Lawyers Experienced in Brain Injury Cases - Jones Act Claims Involving Traumatic Brain Injuries
Stacey & Jacobsen, PLLC is one of the Nation’s most experienced maritime personal injury law firms. They are proud of their history of helping seamen, crewmen, and fishermen who have suffered closed head injuries get full and fair compensation for their injuries. The lawyers at Stacey & Jacobsen, PLLC understand complex brain injuries and understand how those injuries impact your life. They know the physical, emotional, psychological, and neuro-cognitive impact that can result from brain injuries. Injury to the brain can result in permanent disability, impaired mobility, seizures, balance disorders, memory loss, vision problems, speech impairment, loss of smell and taste, dizziness, hearing problems, and depression.
Federal Maritime Law protects seamen, fishermen, tug boat workers, and crewmen who are injured while working aboard vessels, ships, barges and boats. The maritime doctrine of maintenance and cure is a no-fault maritime benefit. In almost all cases, this means that your employer must pay you all of your reasonable medical expenses associated with a closed head injury, including hospitalizations, emergency transportation, rehabilitation, diagnostic testing, rehabilitation services, nursing service, and medications. It is important that brain injury victims have access to the best medical care and support possible to maximize their recovery.
In addition to medical expenses, the employer must pay you a daily living allowance – maintenance - until you have reached maximum medical improvement.
Jones Act seamen who are injured through negligence or unseaworthiness are entitled to compensation for lost past and future wages, lost wage earning capacity, loss of enjoyment of life, pain and suffering, and future medical expenses. Stacey & Jacobsen, PLLC has handled thousands of Jones Act negligence and unseaworthiness cases. They have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for their clients who have suffered traumatic brain injuries while working at sea.
Most accidents at sea could be prevented if proper safety procedures are followed. If you or a family member has suffered a serious closed head injury, it is important to begin an early investigation into the facts of the maritime accident. The employer and vessel owner should be contacted and advised to preserve all evidence relevant to the accident. Faulty equipment and unsafe conditions should not be altered until your legal team has had an opportunity to inspect the accident scene.
Stacey & Jacobsen, PLLC has taken on the tough cases. They understand you, your jobs, and your concerns about the future. They are dedicated to getting their clients fair compensation. For a no-cost initial legal consultation call 1 (877) 332 5529. Put an experienced team of maritime lawyers to work protecting your rights.