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The Crew Advocacy
CMAC was established as a boutique law firm to serve the needs of seafarers injured while employed aboard cruise vessels and cargo vessels. From its inception, CMAC’s main objective has been to provide crew members honest legal and ethical representation while seeking full justice under law. Unlike other maritime personal injury law offices, at CMAC we believe effective representation begins with the initial client interview and establishing an open and honest evaluation of the claim and not “sugar coat” or create unrealistic expectations for the client. We are not a large volume case law firm which treats the client as “just another claimant. We pride ourselves in providing tailor made solutions designed for the individual needs of each client.
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Fees & Costs
The contingency fee does not apply to amounts recovered for maintenance and cure, medical reimbursement or retirement benefits. Typically, we will agree to obtain these benefits for you as part of our fee agreement, without charge, as long as you are represented by us.
The contingency fee is calculated based on the amount we recover for you for general damages, which includes compensation for pain and suffering, loss of earnings and earnings capacity, loss of enjoyment of life, and other amounts for future compensable injury paid as a part of settlement.
Crew Member Accidents
Crew member accident attorneys are often used for the following negligence by cruise ships:
Crew member injuries and deaths which occur on cruise ships are many times caused by:
- Lifting heavy objects without prior safety equipment
- Slippery decks and galleys
- Unclean working environments
- Poorly maintained or broken equipment
- Insufficiently trained co-workers
- Improper lighting
- Failure to provide prompt, proper or adequate medical treatment
- Inadequate railings
- Dock strikes
- Working excessive hours
Injured Crew Members May Be Entitled To The Following Compensation
The amount of compensation depends upon the severity of the injury, the amount of wages the crew member has lost and will lose in the future, the age of the crew member, and the amount of medical treatment required in the past and likely be required in the future.
For each cruise ship crew member we represent, we strive to obtain the appropriate amount of medical care and compensation for the injury allowable under the law.
The Jones Act
The Jones Act reflects that reality of maritime work, and a seaman’s employer may be liable for even a small breach of duty which contributes to a seaman’s injury. This is true, even where a seaman performs dangerous work while aware of the high risks involved in the work. In addition to compensation for injuries caused by negligence, an injured seaman may also make a claim against the vessel’s owner on the basis that the vessel was not seaworthy. An employer may also be liable for failing to provide a seaman with adequate medical care.
Jones Act litigation seeks to recover damages for both past and future economic and non-economic losses.
Maintenance and Cure
“Cure” represents the employer obligation to provide an injured seaman with appropriate medical care, hospitalization, and rehabilitation services, until the injured seaman reaches maximum medical improvement. (Please note that the obligation to provide maintenance and cure ends when the seaman reaches maximum medical improvement, even if the seaman will never fully recover from his injuries, and will never be able to return to work.)
An injured seaman has an absolute right to maintenance and cure, apart from any Jones Act claim. If a seaman has a valid Jones Act claim, the seaman may be able to recover a very substantial award of damages in addition to obtaining full benefits of maintenance and cure.
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