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.
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:
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.
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:
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.
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:
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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