Tabak Mellusi & Shisha LLP
Call Today For A Free Consultation 800-781-8419 212-962-1590

Experience You Can
Depend On

When insurers try to minimize maintenance and cure

Those who work aboard ships play a very important role in our economy. Many industries rely deeply on the hard work of maritime workers. Unfortunately, such workers sometimes get exposed to dangers on the ship where they work. Thus, the sad reality is that maritime workers sometimes end up suffering injuries on the job.

Such injuries can have some very significant and long-lasting negative impacts on a worker. Thankfully, there are some significant forms of help injured maritime workers may be eligible to receive. For example, injured workers who fall under the coverage of the Jones Act may be eligible for two key forms of relief in relation to their injury, maintenance and cure. Cure involves the coverage of medical expenses for the injury while maintenance involves a daily stipend.

Medical expense coverage and a stipend can both be of great assistance to an injured maritime worker when it comes to dealing with the effects and aftermath of their injury. Unfortunately, getting the amount of maintenance and cure they deserve sometimes can prove very challenging for a maritime worker. This is because insurance companies are sometimes very aggressive in their efforts to limit maintenance and cure amounts they pay out.

Thus, it can be necessary for maritime workers to fight vigorously for their rights when pursuing maintenance and cure benefits in relation to an injury. Maintenance and cure can each raise their own particular issues when it comes to fighting for such rights.

Our firm is deeply knowledgeable in the law of both maintenance and cure. We can help maritime workers with understanding what the law entitles them to when it comes to maintenance and cure and with opposing efforts by insurance companies to unfairly minimize these benefits.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Email Us For A Response

Let Us Help You

Schedule A Free Consultation

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

Firm Contact Information

29 Broadway, Suite 2311
New York, NY 10006

Toll Free: 800-781-8419
Phone: 212-962-1590
Fax: 212-385-0920
New York Law Office Map