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Maintenance & Cure

Injured Maritime Workers Have Rights Under Federal Law


Many injured maritime workers do not understand the full extent of their rights under federal laws like the Jones Act and Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act. You have a right to see your own physician. You have a right to seek compensation for medical bills and contractual wages. As a Jones Act seaman, you have a right to file a claim for damages if your employer’s negligence caused your injury. You have a right to hire an experienced attorney who can protect you and fight for the compensation you may deserve.

The Texas law firm of Stevenson & Murray offers practical legal advice, attentive personal service and dedicated representation to injured maritime workers seeking to exert their legal rights after an accident on the job. Contact our offices in Houston today for a free consultation with a highly knowledgeable maritime accident and injury trial attorney. All client consultations are strictly confidential.

What is Maintenance and Cure?

Most maritime workers have heard the phrase and know that it refers to compensation for a maritime injury, but few understand the precise meaning of maintenance and cure. Maintenance is essentially the daily cost of living payment an employer makes to an injured crewman who is unable to return to duty. Cure refers to the vessel owner’s legal obligation to pay all of an injured or ill seaman’s reasonable and necessary medical expenses.

Warning: Some companies will pay maintenance and cure until your rights to sue them have lapsed, then dump you. An experienced attorney can help protect your rights and your recovery against this underhanded tactic.

Claims for maintenance and cure can involve complex legal issues and may require standing up against a major multinational corporation with a staff of attorneys tasked with fighting to limit payments to injured maritime workers. You need an experienced legal team on your side to protect your rights and fight for your recovery.

Contact Stevenson & Murray

It is important to discuss your case with an attorney who has real experience, industry knowledge and a proven commitment to helping injured maritime workers recover. Call the Houston offices of Stevenson & Murray today at 713.597.3836 to schedule a free and completely confidential consultation. It is critical to contact an attorney as soon as possible. You may also contact us by email now for more information or to schedule an appointment.

For Accident Victims

Stevenson & Murray is industry renowned for remarkable successes and deep expertise handling complex and sophisticated accident and personal injury cases. From the moment we open a claim through trial and to the last appeal, we are passionately committed to making a life-changing difference for each and every client we represent.

The lawyers of Stevenson & Murray are seasoned litigators and advocates for personal injury victims. We consider all personal injury cases but specialize in cases involving wrongful death, maritime and admiralty law, trucking accidents, large commercial fires, talc claims, and commercial and industrial accidents.

Have you been hurt in an accident? Contact our offices in Houston today to discuss your rights and legal options in a free consultation with a leading personal injury and wrongful death trial attorney.

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For Lawyers

It is an honor and a privilege to work side by side with some of the best in our industry. Stevenson & Murray welcomes the opportunity to work with other law firms. We have a long and proud tradition of partnering with co-counsel to strengthen a client’s case. Decades of experience in our practice specialties and an exceptional record of achievement both in and out of the courtroom position us well to support the case needs of associating firms.

Our reputation as a leading personal injury firm and our uncommon litigation skill provide key advantages to our partners and their clients. Whether you are looking to add depth or breadth of experience to a case, expand jurisdiction or geographical coverage, provide additional resources to investigate or try a case, or leverage our relationships with top experts in numerous industries where we excel, we help co-counsel secure top verdicts and settlements.

Stevenson & Murray is a leading choice for clients and lawyers alike. Our referral business is a source of great pride for our entire team, and we constantly strive to earn and maintain the highest level of respect from our colleagues.


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