Representing Seamen In Rhode Island And Massachusetts

The requirements for seamen status are performing duties that contribute to the function of the vessel or to the accomplishment of its mission and have a connection to a vessel in navigation or an identifiable group of such vessels that is substantial in terms of both its duration and its nature.

In general, a seaman is a person who spends a significant amount of his or her time working as a crew member or captain of a vessel that is considered in navigation.

Examples of seamen in maritime injury claims are crew members or captains of the following:

  • Fishing vessels
  • Cargo ships
  • Freighters
  • Towboats/tugs
  • Supply boats
  • Barges
  • Semi-submersibles
  • Movable drilling rigs
  • Cruise ships

Contact Our Attorneys In Massachusetts

If you or someone you love has sustained a serious injury in a maritime accident as a seaman, please call our Rhode Island, office at 888-KARNS-LAW, or contact us online to schedule a free consultation. We can give you the information you need to make the right decisions for your family and your future.