Dedicated Admiralty and Maritime Injury Attorneys
EXPERIENCED ATTORNEYS REPRESENT JONES ACT SEAMEN INJURED WHILE WORKING ON A VESSEL
Because of the dangers they face, sailors are provided with some of the strongest legal protections of any workers in the country. The Jones Act entitles injured seamen to remedies that are not available to other workers hurt on the job. At The Law Offices of Friedberg & Bunge, our attorneys educate injured clients of their rights and aggressively pursue compensation they are owed by their employer.
Proven advocates assert the rights of sailors under the Jones Act
Rather than being subject to the workers' compensation laws, seamen are treated as wards of the state and entitled to the specific federal protections laid out in the Jones Act. To qualify as a Jones Act seaman, you must work on a vessel and be injured while acting in service to that vessel. Seamen are eligible to receive “maintenance and cure," which consists of an allowance and medical treatment until they have reached maximum medical improvement (MMI). Seamen bringing an unseaworthiness claim often receive damages for pain and suffering as well as past and future lost wages. Our skillful attorneys at The Law Offices of Friedberg & Bunge will work to prove that you qualify as a Jones Act seaman, regardless of whether you are a United States citizen.
Determined lawyers seek justice for other injured maritime workers
Because the Jones Act only applies to certain workers, your case may instead fall under the general maritime law that allows for negligence claims. Our attorneys will help you understand which laws apply in your case. The Death on the High Seas Act (DOHSA) allows the family of maritime workers to seek compensation for their deaths when they were killed due to negligence at sea. Our attorneys work closely with clients to make sure they understand their rights under federal and state laws.
we represent passengers and others injured on boats and cruise ships
At The Law Offices of Friedberg & Bunge, we are experienced boaters, sailors and scuba divers and have a thorough knowledge of what it means to be on the water. We have successfully represented clients who are injured while recreational boating or due to dangers and defects while aboard a cruise ship, including injuries occurring while boarding and disembarking. We have handled numerous maritime cases of all types and bring real life maritime and legal experience when representing clients.
Contact us for help with a maritime injury claim
If you are a seaman or maritime worker who's suffered an injury, it is important that you seek out a law firm with maritime injury experience. The maritime injury attorneys at The Law Offices of Friedberg & Bunge have experience fighting to get maritime workers the compensation they're entitled to. Call us at our California office at 619-557-0101 or at our St. John, US Virgin Islands office at 340-693-0331 or contact us online to arrange a free consultation.