Maritime employee claims present a number of peculiar challenges best addressed by an experienced maritime lawyer.  Seaman claims under the Jones Act, unseaworthiness and maintenance and cure doctrines are constantly reviewed in a number of state, federal, and courts of international jurisdictions.  Moreover, “twilight zone” claims may arise, with employees potentially covered by a number of different jurisdictions/statutes with varying remedies.  Thus, expertise in this area is paramount, especially with various decisions recently permitting punitive damages in some areas of maritime law.  Our attorneys are often brought on board maritime employee claims before they reach litigation to assist in reducing exposure and avoiding costly attorney’s fees.  Should a claim reach litigation, we employ the broadest spectrum of defenses to achieve the best resolution for ship owners/employers or their insurers.