Injured Working for Cruise West?
Cruise West's financial troubles have resulted in the company delaying or denying to pay injured crewmen benefits and compensation under Federal Maritime law. However, Cruise West crewmen have rights to maintenance, and cure and compensation under the Jones Act. Seattle-based law firm Stacey & Jacobsen, PLLC is one of the nation's most experienced maritime personal injury law firms. They have represented thousands of Jones Act seamen and recovered millions of dollars in compensation for their clients located throughout the country.
Employees injured as crewmen aboard vessels owned by Cruise West are protected by Federal Maritime Law. Cruise West owes each crewman aboard their vessels a duty to provide a seaworthy vessel and safe place to work.
In almost all cases, a crewman who becomes ill or injured while working for a cruise ship company such as Cruise West is entitled to maintenance and cure benefits. This means that crewmen are entitled to have their reasonable and necessary medical expenses paid, and a living allowance during the time they are recovering from their injuries.
These are not fault remedies. Under the Jones Act, a seaman injured through negligence or unseaworthiness is entitled to additional compensation for his/her injuries, including compensation for lost past and future wages, lost earning capacity, pain and suffering, and medical and health care expenses.Get Your Questions Answered
If you have questions about your rights to compensation under Federal Maritime Law, contact an experienced maritime injury attorney. Don't guess about your rights. Cruise West's insurance companies do not represent the injured seaman and are working to defend against the injured seaman's claims. Shouldn't you have an experienced maritime lawyer on your side? Call toll free for a free initial consultation by dialing 866-974-9633.