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Maritime Injury Lawyers In Charleston, SC

If you are a sailor who has been injured while working in navigable waters, you need seasoned maritime injury attorney who can help you get compensation for your injuries.

At the Law Office of Mark C. Tanenbaum, P.A., we have experience helping sailors recover money to help them move forward with their lives after a serious accident. With more than 40 years of experience, we can help you get the compensation you deserve for your injuries.

The Jones Act and Its Benefits

The Jones Act, also known as the Merchant Marine Act of 1920, provides compensation for seamen who are injured at sea. The act defines a seaman as a sailor, mariner or person whose business is navigating the ship or who assists in its conduct, maintenance or service.

Under the Jones Act, a seaman is entitled to maintenance and cure for maritime injuries. Maintenance is a set amount of money each day, which can range between $10 per day and your normal wage. Cure is the cost of medical expenses, rehabilitation and hospitalization, until you have reached your maximum physical recovery.

In addition to maintenance and cure, if you have a valid unseaworthiness or negligence claim, you may be able to receive further compensation. The Jones Act provides compensation for your maritime injuries if they were the result of negligence by the vessel’s owner, masters or your coworkers.

At the Law Office of Mark C. Tanenbaum, P.A., we have experience helping clients obtain the compensation with a Jones Act lawsuit and other types of admiralty claims. We can help negotiate your maintenance and cure. If your accident was the result of an unseaworthy vessel or negligence, we can help you bring a claim for your maritime injury.

Contact an Experienced Charleston Maritime Injury Attorney

If you have been injured in navigable waters, it is important to contact an experienced maritime lawyer. We can answer your questions about your rights as a seaman. We are ready to help negotiate your settlement and get you the financial assistance you need to recover. Call 843-577-5100 or email us to set up a free initial consultation.