If your company wrongfully and intentionally denies maintenance or cure to you, you can seek punitive damages. Learn when punitive damages are allowed for failing to pay maintenance or cure.
0:07 Under maintenance and cure law, you are entitled to seek punitive damages from your company if your company arbitrarily or intentionally refuses to pay maintenance and cure benefits to you.
0:16 A lot of our clients will ask, “Can I get punitive damages if my company intentionally refuses to pay maintenance and cure to me?”
0:26 Yes. You as a seaman are definitely entitled to seek punitive damages from your company if they arbitrarily or intentionally deny you maintenance and cure benefits.
0:36 Call us if you have any questions. The law is very clear on this issue. It’s important that you understand your choices, your rights, and your options.
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