Recently, attorney Lee J. Bloomfield, presented a seminar entitled: “Don’t Miss the Boat: Basics of Maritime Personal Injury Law in 45 Minutes”
From the seminar papers, we are producing a blog series. This is the fifth blog post, of this series. This post discusses Damages available under the Jones Act and Unseaworthiness.
Damages available under the Jones Act and Unseaworthiness
Damages recoverable under both the Jones Act and the Doctrine of Unseaworthiness include loss of earnings, past and prospective, impairment of earning capacity, medical expenses incurred and to be incurred, and other economic losses sustained or likely to be sustained. Additionally, the injured person may recover damages for the effects of the physical injuries such as pain, suffering, mental anguish, discomfort, and inconvenience. Also included as an element of damages is loss of enjoyment of life. Downey v. U.S. Lines Co., 359 F.2d 344 (3rd Cir. l966).
Our next post, in this series, will review Maintenance and Cure.