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What compensation can you receive after a maritime accident?

On Behalf of | Jan 5, 2024 | Admiralty And Maritime Law

Maritime accidents can have serious and devastating consequences. In addition to physical injury, they can cause significant financial fallout.

Those involved in maritime accidents, as well as their families, often need help getting back on their feet.  In such unfortunate events, it is important to be aware of your available compensation options.

Medical expenses

After a maritime accident, the foremost concern is often the immediate and long-term medical expenses. Compensation can cover hospital bills, rehabilitation and any other related medical costs. Securing compensation can alleviate the financial burden of these expenses.

Lost wages and income

A maritime accident can compromise your ability to work due to injuries or disabilities. Compensation can address the loss of income during recovery and provide financial support for the future. This ensures that you and your family can maintain financial stability despite any unforeseen circumstances.

Pain and suffering

Maritime accidents often result in physical and emotional pain. Compensation may include damages for the pain and suffering experienced as a direct consequence of the accident. This aspect of compensation acknowledges the intangible toll the incident takes on your well-being and quality of life.

Property damage

In some cases, maritime accidents may lead to damage or loss of personal property. Compensation can cover the repair or replacement costs of damaged belongings, such as vehicles, personal items or equipment. This helps you recover not only physically but also materially from the repercussions of the accident.

The United States Coast Guard reported 2,222 maritime injuries for the year 2022. Accidents on the water can be devastating for maritime professionals and recreational boating enthusiasts alike. Understanding your options for compensation can make all the difference on your journey to recovery.


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