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Yacht Crew Claims Lawyer

Yacht Crew Injury Attorney

Yachts are prevalent here in South Florida and large coastal cities around the world. While yachts might not be as sizeable and hazardous to operate as cruise liners, yacht crews are still protected by the same rights as larger vessels.

Paul M. Hoffman, a yacht crew claims attorney, has helped individuals who have been injured or mistreated while working on a yacht. Our firm understands that it might be difficult to want to come forward and speak out against your employer, but it is important to remember that you have the right to work in a safe and fair environment.

Hold the Yacht Owners Accountable for Their Actions · Contact Hoffman Law Firm

A yacht crew member can have an injury accident in any number of situations, including:

  • Slip-and-fall accidents
  • Defective equipment
  • Improperly stored or maintained equipment
  • Heavy lifting
  • Boating collisions
  • Exposure to dangerous situations without safety gear

If you or a loved one was injured while working on a yacht, you might have rights under the Jones Act and the general maritime law of the United States. The Jones Act is a statute that gives seamen the right to seek monetary compensation from their employers for injuries suffered on the job. Through the Jones Act and the general maritime law, it is possible to recover compensation for disability, pain and suffering, lost wages and medical bills. It is important to contact a knowledgeable lawyer immediately to discuss your options, and the best course of action for your specific situation.

Hoffman Law Firm — Helping Clients Nationwide

If you have questions regarding yacht crew claims, contact the Hoffman Law Firm at 954-707-5040 or complete the contact form on this website. We offer a free consultation, and services in English or Spanish.