A cook employed by Premier Offshore Catering was injured when he fell down some stairs aboard a work boat. The stairs were not equipped with non-skid materials, and had other deficiencies. A short time after the injury, Premier fired its cook.
This cook has hired our law firm to handle his claim against Premier, which will be governed by the Jones Act. Here are some of the main issues that arise in a case like this:
- If I sue, will my company stop my maintenance payments?
- What is "maintenance and cure"?
- What compensation may I receive under the Jones Act?
- I don't like the company doctor, can I choose my own doctor?
- Do I need to make sure an accident report is completed after my offshore injury?
If you have any questions about Jones Act claims, give us a call.