by Michael TarioJuly 5, 2019 Maritime Injury Blog Bellingham0 comments
Can I Sue for Maritime Assault Injuries?
While seamen accept a certain level of risk when they take jobs at sea, they are still entitled to a reasonably safe work environment. Employers owe a duty of care to their employees and that includes the right to be protected from a maritime assault injury. Far too often, seamen and other maritime workers are the victims of physical or sexual assault. Making matters worse, attacks often go unreported because victims don’t know their legal rights. While it can be a challenge to prosecute an attack that happened on seas outside of U.S. jurisdiction, know that general maritime law and the Jones Act do protect seamen and other individuals who are victims of physical and/or sexual assault.Read More