Maritime and Seaman's Claims Under the Jones Act

Pre-Settlement Funding for Injured Seafarers & Cruise Ship Passengers

In the past, seamen and their families had little recourse if their employer’s negligence resulted in injuries or death. The Jones Act filled the legal gap by giving seamen the right to sue a negligent employer for damages. Yet, maritime workers still often face lengthy delays in recovering compensation, a devastating situation when injuries prevent the seaman from returning to work.

Florida-based Injury Funds Now (IFN) can help you through the difficult period following your maritime accident by providing you with vital financial support while your civil case is pending. Our risk-free terms mean you do not pay us back unless you recover compensation for your injuries. You can use the advance to pay your mortgage, car loan, living expenses, or to send back home to your family, so you do not suffer financially while you are waiting for your case to recover.  We understand that many seafarers may be back home in their native country while they are pursuing legal action through a US based law firm. IFN is able to deliver funds internationally, but you must be represented by an attorney in the U.S.

Liability Under the Jones Act

Seamen work and live in treacherous conditions. However, an employer has a duty to minimize risks to crew working and living on its vessel and performing job duties at port. You may have a valid cause of action if your employer fails to do so — for example, in cases involving:

  • Defective or inadequate safety equipment
  • Incompetent shipmaster or fellow crewmembers
  • Lack of supervision
  • Reckless disregard for poor weather conditions
  • Improper safety and health policies and conditions
  • Insufficient medical treatment
  • Failure to rescue crew on a distressed vessel
  • Assault onboard by fellow crewmate
  • Negligent or unlawful orders

Cruise Ship Passengers

Regular news coverage reveals unfavorable situations on cruise ships, like the spread of foodborne illness, passenger rape and assault by crewmembers.  In some instances, passengers can drown in swimming pools or fall overboard. Any accident or death on the high seas is governed by maritime law, which makes recovering compensation challenging. Cruise ship passenger injury cases can take years to reach resolution.  IFN offers pre settlement funding for injured cruise ship passengers.

Common Maritime Injuries

Injury Funds Now accepts applications for serious injuries sustained by crewmembers while living and working aboard a vessel, when leaving and returning to ship and while handling job tasks at ports of call, as well as injuries to cruise ship passengers. Pre-settlement funding for seaman's claims or cruise ship passenger accidents is available for such injuries as:

  • Falls overboard
  • Drowning
  • Slips and falls on ship or gangway or in recreational areas
  • Crush injuries to fingers, hands, feet and limbs
  • Amputations
  • Back & neck injuries
  • Fractures
  • Blunt force trauma
  • Head injuries
  • Spinal cord damage
  • Severe lacerations and puncture wounds
  • Serious infections resulting from workplace injuries
  • Burns from explosions and fires onboard vessel
  • Sexual assault to passengers or crew

Our firm does not advance funding in cases involving slipped disks and soft tissue injuries that do not require surgery or any injury that is treated solely by a chiropractic or pain management clinic.

Getting Immediate Funding

Once you file your claim in federal, Florida or another appropriate jurisdiction, you can apply for your advance from Injury Funds Now. In some cases, funding may be available prior to suit being filed. There just needs to be enough information in your attorney’s file for us to properly review the case. Getting pre-settlement funding for a seaman's claim or cruise ship passenger case takes only a few moments through our convenient online system.

Injury Funds Now offers you:

  • 24-hour approval process
  • Same-day payment upon approval
  • No application fee, closing costs or hidden expenses
  • No credit check
  • No employment qualifiers
  • Dedicated funding specialists
  • No-risk repayment terms
  • Guaranteed best price available

Contact Us to Learn More about Obtaining Pre-Settlement Funding for Seaman or Cruise Ship Passenger Claims

To apply for advanced payment on your anticipated settlement or verdict, call Injury Funds Now at 1-866-68-FUNDS (38637) or email us. From our Florida location, we can help clients in most states and for maritime claims, and we may be able to help you internationally.

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