Seamen frequently suffer knee injuries while working aboard ships, tugs, barges, derricks, and fishing vessels. Crewmen injured while working aboard vessels are covered by Federal Maritime Law. In almost all cases, you are entitled to maintenance and cure benefits which include the right to have all your medical bills paid for by your employer. You have the right to choose your own doctor and to receive a daily living allowance until you have reached maximum medical improvement.
Under the Jones Act and the General Maritime Law, a seaman who is injured through negligence or unseaworthiness is entitled to seek compensation for his injuries. Damages may include compensation for past and future lost wages, lost wage earning capacity, medical and rehabilitation costs, medical expenses, pain and suffering, disability, and loss of enjoyment of life.
The maritime lawyers at Stacey & Jacobsen, LLP are some of the most experienced maritime personal injury lawyers in the Nation. They have handled thousands of Jones Act cases and recovered millions of dollars in compensation for their clients located throughout the Country. They understand the demands of your job working at sea, and know how a knee injury can impact your ability to earn a living in the future.
Stacey & Jacobsen, LLP is experienced in handling all types of knee injury cases including ACL and meniscus injuries, ligament and cartilage damage, chondromalacia, and degenerative joint disease. They have represented clients with all types of kne surgeries including knee replacement, knee reconstruction, and medial meniscus surgeries.
When you have suffered a serious and permanent injury to your knee while working at sea, it is important to have an experienced maritime lawyer on your side. The lawyers at Stacey & Jacobsen, LLP understand how accidents happen aboard ships, tugs, barges, and fishing vessels, and they know how these accidents could have been prevented. They are always on the side of the injured seaman and never represent the insurance company or the seaman’s employer. They are dedicated to getting their clients fair compensation for their injuries.