Compensation For Shoulder Injuries Under Federal Maritime Law - Jones Act Lawyers Experienced in Representing Crewmen, Fishermen, and Tug Boat Workers With Disabling Shoulder Injuries
Seamen frequently suffer shoulder and arm injuries while working aboard ships, tugs, barges, derricks, and fishing vessels. Crewmen injured while working aboard vessels are covered by Federal Maritime Law and the Jones Act. In almost all cases, you are entitled to maintenance and cure benefits. These no-fault benefits 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. The Jones Act is similar to Workers Compensation but is different in that you must prove fault to recover damages. There is no set schedule for the amount of damages you may receive under the Jones Act - it is up to the judge or jury to determine the amount of your compensatory damages. 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. Fairly evaluating the settlement value of your case requires the assistance of an experienced maritime personal injury lawyer. Insurance companies may take advantage of a seaman who doesn’t know how to properly evaluate the fair compensation he or she is entitled to.
The maritime lawyers at Stacey & Jacobsen, PLLC are some of the most experienced Jones Act lawyers in the Nation. They have handled thousands of maritime injury cases and recovered millions of dollars in compensation for their clients located throughout the Nation. They have experience in handling all types of accidents and injuries aboard ship. Their practice is focused on representing injured seamen.
Stacey & Jacobsen, PLLC is experienced in handling all types of shoulder and arm injury cases including shoulder separations, rotator cuff, torn labrum, frozen shoulders, fractures, dislocations, brachial plexus injuries, winged scapulas, thoracic outlet syndrome, capsulitis, and impingement. They have represented clients who have had all types of shoulder surgeries including shoulder reconstructive surgery and AC joint reconstruction and resection.
The lawyers at Stacey & Jacobsen, PLLC understand how a serious shoulder injury can impact your ability to do your job aboard a ship, fishing vessel, tug or barge, or derrick. They understand how accidents happen aboard ships and know how these accidents can be prevented. They are committed to getting their clients full and fair compensation for work-related injuries.