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Maritime Law Damages

Maritime Law Damages

Maritime law protects the rights of injured maritime laborers, including shipyard and harbor crews. Some of the laws and regulations covering sailors and laborers at sea have been around for hundreds of years. All claims must be filed in state or federal court. Seamen are allowed to sue employers and owners of vessels. Seamen have three remedies: (1) maintenance and cure; (2) damages for injuries caused by unseaworthiness of the vessel; and (3) and damages caused by negligence…