Neck, Back, & Spinal Injuries
Maritime Lawyers Experienced in Neck, Back, and Spinal Cord Injuries - Jones Act Claims For Injured Seamen in Alaska, Washington, and Oregon
Stacey & Jacobsen, PLLC is highly experienced in handling maritime claims involving injuries to the neck, back, and spinal cord. If you have been injured working as a member of the crew of any vessel, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries under Federal Maritime Law. In almost all cases, an injured crewman is entitled to maintenance and cure benefits. Your employer must pay all your reasonable medical bills related to your injury. You have the right to choose your own doctor.
Stacey & Jacobsen, PLLC’s law practice focuses on helping injured maritime workers get fair compensation for their injuries. They have handled thousands of Jones Act claims and recovered millions of dollars in compensation for their clients throughout the Nation. They understand how injuries to the neck, back, and spinal cord can cause permanent disability and limit your ability to work in the future. They understand how accidents happen aboard ships at sea and know how those accidents can be prevented.
Seamen working aboard ship, tugs, and fishing boats frequently suffer injuries to their necks, backs, and spinal cords as the result of negligence or unseaworthiness. If your injuries are the result of negligence or unseaworthiness, you are entitled to damages to compensate you for lost wages, lost wage earning capacity, pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, disability and impairment, and medical expenses.
Stacey & Jacobsen, PLLC is experienced in handling claims involving paralysis, herniated and ruptured discs, fractured vertebrae, sciatic pain, burst fractures, spinal stenosis, degenerative discs, spinal impingement, loss of range of motion, nerve damage, and chronic pain. Medical procedures to treat these conditions can include complex surgeries and procedures such as fusions, discectomy, laminotomy, IDET, spinal cord stimulators, placement of screws and rods, and spinal injections.
The men and women who work at sea do tough, demanding jobs. They need to be fit to return to duty, and getting the best medical care possible for their injuries is important. The demands of these maritime jobs places stress and strains on the neck and back. An injured seaman may have had prior neck or back injuries or pre-existing degenerative conditions, but in most cases, under Federal Maritime Law this does not prevent the seaman from getting compensation for a new injury or aggravation of a previous injury. Employers and insurance companies frequently improperly attempt to avoid paying compensation by claiming a seaman’s injury is pre-existing.
Stacey & Jacobsen, PLLC is dedicated to getting their clients the compensation they are entitled to under the law.
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Crewmen who have suffered serious neck, back and spinal cord injuries need lawyers experienced in diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of these complex injuries. They need lawyers who can protect their maritime rights and seek fair compensation under the Jones Act and the maritime law. If you have questions about your rights to maritime benefits and compensation, contact the maritime lawyers at Stacey & Jacobsen, PLLC for a free initial consultation at 1 (877) 332-5529.