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Large Maintenance and Cure Settlement Obtained for Injured Seaman


heart attack while workingOur office was able to obtain a large settlement for a seaman who suffered a heart attack while working on a vessel.

While heart attacks can happen almost anywhere to anyone, maritime employers are under an obligation to provide a certain level of care if their employees are injured or sick while at work. If the company was unresponsive or didn’t take the appropriate action after a worker is injured, they can be at fault for negligence.

With our client’s case, the claim was limited to future maintenance and cure benefits, yet the company was forced to pay significant money to the seaman which will pay for future treatment. Even though a future health care plan estimated the seaman would not need more than $20,000 for future care, the employer paid well beyond that amount.

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Quick Case Facts


  • Settlement Amount: Confidential
  • Claim Type: Jones Act Claim
  • Injury Type: Heart Attack
  • Age: Confidential
  • Job Position: Seaman
  • Accident Location: River
  • Vessel Type: Vessel
  • Company: Confidential


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