At High Rise Financial, we provide our clients who were victims of maritime, boat or ship accidents with cash funding for their legal claim relating to personal injury accidents that took place at sea. Under the Jones Act, a federal law which governs and regulates maritime commerce in the US, and also provides for a claim to be filed based only on an employer’s negligence.
Unlike a typical worker’s compensation claim which does not require fault or negligence, and only injury, the Jones Act requires a finding of negligence on the part of the employer. A seaman would have a potential claim under the Jones Act or maritime law.
At High Rise Financial, we provide maritime accident lawsuit funding. The victim of the maritime accident or claimant who is the employee, would need to provide evidence of the employer’s negligence. This can be gathered through the testimony of crewmembers, captains or other individuals who were on the vessel at the time of the incident at sea.
Under the Jones Act, an employee at sea can not only recover his or her medical bills but also all lost wages or income. Click here to learn more about the differences between a maritime claim under worker's compensation laws in the United States and under the federal Jones Act.
Legal funding for these types of cases can be especially useful and helpful when your claim is ongoing and you have not received the urgent funds you need.