Riverboat Casino Injury

Employees of riverboat casinos are not always covered by worker's compensation. Riverboat casino employees can be considered "seamen" if they work aboard a vessel in navigable waters. Therefore riverboat casino employees usually fall under federal maritime law and/or the Jones Act.

Maritime Laws May Apply to Riverboat Employees

Maritime laws such as the Jones Act were created by Congress to give special protections to workers on boats including workers such as dealers or waitresses on riverboat casinos.

Jones Act and Riverboat Casino Accidents

If a riverboat casino employee can show negligence on the part of the casino owner or management, or fellow riverboat casino employees, that employee is entitled to recover for lost wages, lost benefits, pain and suffering, disability and full compensation. Filing a Jones Act case provides riverboat casino workers with many advantages over filing a worker's compensation case, including the right to have the case heard by a jury. Under the Jones Act, even if the riverboat casino operator was not negligent, they are still responsible for paying medical bills and lost wages, known as "maintenance and cure".

What to Do After a Riverboat Casino Injury

If you are injured on a riverboat casino, obtain medical treatment immediately. Get the name and phone numbers of any witnesses to the accident. Importantly, riverboat casino injury cases have very specific laws, including a shorter statutes of limitations. It's important to contact a personal injury lawyer experienced in maritime law.

Have you suffered an accident, injury, or harm while on a riverboat?

Contact the Rasansky Law Firm online, or call our offices anytime at 1-877-659-1620 to discuss your situation with our experienced boat and ship attorneys. In the complimentary consultation, our attorneys will review your experiences and situation and provide you information regarding your legal rights, options, and responsibilities. We demand strict professional standards. Our Dallas-based attorneys are among the best maritime and admiralty lawyers and have resolved many multi-million dollar personal injury cases. We are passionate about our role as advocates and treat our clients with complete respect and compassion. We are committed to utilizing all available legal advantages and tactics to successfully resolve your personal injury claim.

 

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