Who is Liable If I am Hurt on an Unseaworthy Vessel?

Maritime employers are responsible for providing their employees with a seaworthy vessel on which to work. If a vessel is unseaworthy, meaning that it is not suitable for all aspects of its voyage, then the maritime employer may be legally responsible for the damages incurred by the employees.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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