Compenstation for seafarers
Compenstation for seafarersThe Mateusz Romowicz Legal Consultancy is engaged in the provision of comprehensive legal services to seafarers and maritime workers in enforcing their claims for accidents or deaths aboard ship against shipowners, employers or P&I Clubs.
The consultancy's team represents seafarers and maritime workers or their families at every stage of the proceedings to obtain the benefits they are due. In many cases seafarers and maritime workers are effectively denied the opportunity to assert their claims in the matters set out above, such as in connection with long-
In many cases seafarers or their families sign agreements with shipowners without seeking legal advice beforehand, which often prevents them from bringing further claims against shipowners or their insurers.
Seafarers and maritime workers should ensure that they establish the following when they begin work with a new employer:
Does the shipowner have a reliable insurer?
What is the scope of the insurance covering the shipowner and the crew?
Is there a collective bargaining agreement in force on the ship? Seafarers and maritime workers should definitely and in all cases be in possession of the contents of the collective bargaining agreement, which should be given to them on the date the contract of employment is concluded!
What rights do seafarers and maritime workers have if they have an accident that results in long-
term damage to their health?
What rights do the families of seafarers and maritime workers have if a seafarer or maritime worker dies aboard ship?
Which law governs the employment relationship between the seafarer and the shipowner?