Maritime Personal Injury Videos

Guidance After an Injury: Seamen's Goals vs. Vessel Employers' Goals

Seamen should be well prepared for what follows after a personal injury. What steps do maritime workers need to take immediately after the incident to protect their interests? Learn how to avoid letting your employer get off to a flying start.

Legal Updates On Maritime Workers' Personal Injury Claims: Guidry v. Epic

How does admiralty law treat seamen in the event of an accident while in the service of their vessel?

Guidance After an Injury: What Your Maritime Employer Is Doing Behind the Scenes

Following a bodily injury, seamen should know how to protect their interests. What to expect out of maritime employers in such cases?

Seamen Are Entitled to the ‘Trinity of Remedies’

Seamen should know that they could be entitled to the ‘trinity of remedies’ in case of an accident. If you get injured in the service of your vessel, you can recover your damages. Who is eligible for these remedies and what remedies are available, though?

Seamen Are Afforded Special Protection Under the Law

Seamen should be aware of the rights they have, as their working conditions are particular. This hazardous occupation requires special legal treatment for maritime workers. Seamen have access to unique remedies to enforce their rights when needed.

Legal Updates On Maritime Workers' Personal Injury Claims: Kinnerson v. Arena

What are the risks in personnel basket transfers for crewmembers? Learn more about Kinnerson v. Arena Offshore, LP, which is an example of successful damage recovery.

Safety Series for Seamen: High Water Conditions

Taking safety measures during the high water season is a necessity for any seaman. See what to expect out of Mississippi River higher levels and what to keep an eye out for in terms of personal injury prevention.

Seamen’s Rights & Remedies: Seamen’s Status Pt.1 | Salta.Law

Are you a seaman? When it comes to personal injuries, seamen need to prove their status as such because there is a lot at stake. Whether you qualify as one affects your injury lawsuit greatly.

The Rule of Thumb for the Connection to a Vessel Inquiry in Seaman Status Disputes

The seaman’s status is often put to a two-part test, which raises some questions of whether the maritime worker is truly a seaman.

Practical Example of the Connection to Vessel Requirement for Seaman Status

Some maritime workers qualify as seamen, while others may not. What are the rules to define the seaman’s status? See some real-life examples.

Seamen’s Rights & Remedies: Protection From Retaliation

Injured seamen often do not file claims out of the fear of losing their job. However, they do have remedies against retaliation. Learn more about them.

Safety Series for Seamen: Stay Clear of a Line Under Strain

How can seamen avoid sustaining an injury onboard? Learn more about the case of a green deckhand and why to stay away from a line under strain.

Personal Injury Lawsuit: Mingo v. Great Lakes

A seaman gets injured in a lifting accident. Did the maritime employer’s conduct fall below the Jones Act standard of care? Learn more about your rights with this case.

Personal Injury Lawsuit: Mayet v. Energy XXI

A fixed platform worker sustains injuries on his job. Does the court dismiss his personal injury claims? Learn more about your legal rights with his case.

Safety Series for Seamen: COVID-19 | Salta.Law

A personal injury lawsuit involving COVID-19 shows important safety issues to watch for in the face of the pandemic. Taking lifesaving measures onboard vessels is essential for the whole crew. See the full story.

Personal Injury Lawsuit: Hurtado v. Balerno International | Salta.Law

A crewmember aboard a cruise ship sought maintenance and cure benefits aftersuffering a hernia. What was the outcome of his personal injury lawsuit? Learn more about your rights and remedies as a seaman with the case of Hurtado v. Balerno International Ltd.

Seamen’s Rights & Remedies: What Is a Vessel | Salta.Law

Seamen status disputes often arise in personal injury cases and whether one’s job is related to a vessel is crucial. You must have an employment connection to a vessel to qualify as a seaman and take advantage of the unique protection available for such maritime workers.

Seamen’s Rights & Remedies: Types of Vessels | Salta.Law

What constitutes a vessel is a fundamental question that leads to qualifying a maritime worker as a seaman. As common sense as it may seem, this dispute can be rather complicated under certain circumstances. Aboard what type of marine structure do you work?

Safety Series for Seamen: Pinch Points | Salta.Law

Maritime personal injury cases involve many hazards that typically implicate safety policies and procedures. The following case of a Jones Act seaman that I handled reveals why pinch points are extremely dangerous. Learn more about the safety rule “don’t place yourself in a pinch point.”

Personal Injury Lawsuit: Schlueter v. Ingram Barge Co. | Salta.Law

Jones Act seamen can assert claims for different types of damages following a personal injury; however, certain rules govern their recovery. Schlueter v. Ingram Barge Co. is a case where a vessel employer attempted to dismiss a seaman’s claim for household services. Read the full story to learn more about your rights and remedies as a seaman.

Personal Injury Lawsuit: American Commercial Barge Line, LLC v. Anthony | Salta.Law

American Commercial Barge Line, LLC v. Anthony is a case where a vessel employer attempted to enforce a forum selection agreement against an injured crewmember following the accident. How can a forum selection clause affect your lawsuit as a seaman? Read the full story.

Guidance After an Injury : Two Critical Steps to Protect Your Claim | Salta.Law

Learn two important steps you must take to protect your claim. Follow these steps to combat defense tactics used to minimize your claim.

The Seaman’s Contributory Negligence Does NOT Bar Recovery

Can you assert a personal injury claim if you have fault? See how comparative fault affects Jones Act seamen in a lawsuit.

The Slight Causation Standard Under the Jones Act

What is the causation standard under the Jones Act? Learn more about your personal injury claim and what you would need to prove to get compensation.

The Jones Act Employer’s Duties Under the Jones Act

Your Jones Act employer has to provide you with a safe place to work. What other duties does your employer owe you as a seaman? Read more.

The Jones Act and Why It Is Important to Seamen

Why a seaman can get more compensation for an injury compared to a land-based worker? Learn more about the Jones Act and its benefits.

Seamen's Rights and Remedies: Jones Act Statute of Limitations

This video is a part of an educational series for seamen, dedicated to their legal rights and remedies in case of injury. Watch this episode to learn how long you can take to file a Jones Act personal injury claim.

Seamen's Rights and Remedies: Unseaworthiness vs. Jones Act Claims

This video is a part of an educational series for seamen, dedicated to their legal rights and remedies in case of injury. Watch this episode to learn the similarities and differences between unseaworthiness claims and Jones Act claims.

Seamen's Rights and Remedies: Proper Party for Unseaworthiness Claim

This video is a part of an educational series for seamen, dedicated to their legal rights and remedies in case of injury. Watch this episode to learn who should you assert a claim for unseaworthiness against.

Seamen's Rights and Remedies: Examples of Vessel Unseaworthiness

This video is a part of an educational series for seamen, dedicated to their legal rights and remedies in case of injury. Watch this episode to see some typical examples of vessel unseaworthiness.

Seamen's Rights and Remedies: Defenses Against Unseaworthiness

This video is a part of an educational series for seamen, dedicated to their legal rights and remedies in case of injury. Watch this episode to learn how vessel employers may defend themselves against vessel unseaworthiness.

Seamen's Rights and Remedies: Definition of Unseaworthiness

This video is a part of an educational series for seamen, dedicated to their legal rights and remedies in case of injury. Watch this episode to learn what vessel unseaworthiness is.

Legal Updates On Seamen's Personal Injury Cases: Caldwell v. St. Charles Gaming Co

This video is a part of an educational series for seamen. Crewmembers can learn more about recent court decisions on personal injury claims that could impact them. Watch the ‘Caldwell v. St. Charles Gaming Co’ episode to learn more about how the courts determine a seaman’s status.

Seamen's Rights and Remedies: Maintenance & Cure Pt.1

This video is a part of an educational series for seamen, dedicated to their legal rights and remedies in case of injury. Watch this episode to learn what maintenance and cure benefits are.

Seamen's Rights and Remedies: Maintenance & Cure Pt.4

This video is a part of an educational series for seamen, dedicated to their legal rights and remedies in case of injury. Watch this episode to learn how long you can receive maintenance & cure benefits.