Louisiana Maintenance and Cure Claims Lawyers

Those who work as seamen aboard vessels have the right to collect a daily stipend called "maintenance" and expenses for medical care called "cure" when they are injured or simply become sick while in the service of their employment. The injured seaman is entitled to recover maintenance and cure until such time that the seaman has reached maximum medical improvement. If a seaman is denied maintenance and cure to which he is entitled without good reason, attorneys' fees may additionally be recovered. In some cases in which the failure to pay is sufficiently egregious, punitive damages designed to punish the recalcitrant employer can be awarded.

Experienced Maritime Law Attorneys Serving Clients in Mississippi

Across the Gulf Coast, the lawyers of The Bowling Law Firm are frequently called upon to assert claims of maintenance and cure on behalf of their seamen clients in addition to seeking claims for pain and suffering, loss of earnings and other damages recoverable under the Jones Act or other maritime laws. Indeed, as is attested by its role in securing the landmark decision in Davis vs. Odeco, 18 F. 3d 1287 (5th Cir. 1994), the firm is a leader in the assertion of the rights of seaman not only to obtain maintenance and cure but also for recovery under the Jones Act and General Maritime Law.

Protecting the Seaman's Rights From Our New Orleans and Gulfport Offices

Seamen have the right to maintenance and cure regardless of who was at fault. These benefits are available whether an injury was sustained due to another party's negligence or if the seaman negligently caused his or her injuries. On occasions in which employers and their insurance carriers wrongfully deny benefits to eligible workers, experienced maintenance and cure attorneys can help obtain proper recovery.

Contact Our New Orleans, Louisiana or Mississippi Maritime Injury Law Offices

For more information regarding the attorneys at The Bowling Law Firm, A Professional Law Corporation, or to have one of the firm's personal injury or medical malpractice attorneys evaluate your case, contact the firm online or by telephone at 504-613-4561 or toll free at 877-757-3539. The firm does not have non-lawyer personnel "screen" calls and you will be able to speak to an attorney about your potential case.