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With the team at Lipcon, Margulies & Winkleman, P.A. on your side, you have more than 200 years of experience for your case along with hundreds of accolades. Our team has won more than $300 million for our clients, and we are dedicated to continuing that honor. Our team has also been recognized in many prestigious publications, including being named among the “Best Law Firms” ® by US News & World Report since 2016.

As a seafarer from Indonesia, you  have specific rights and protections as a worker at sea. You should be concerned about  protecting those rights, and we are here to help.  In fact, you may have already been seriously injured on the job and are unsure where to begin.

Our team works hard to protect the rights of seafarers internationally. If you are a crew member or other seafarer in Indonesia, you are entitled to maximum compensation for your injuries, especially when you are unable to work for some time. Talk to our maritime attorneys today about the representation you can receive for your case so that we can help you and your family obtain the security and comfort you need, and deserve

Our Recent Case Results 

  • $125,000 settlement for cruise line crew member who suffered knee injury which required surgery, after being injured during mooring operations.
  • $177,500 settlement for Utility Cleaner who injured his back during trash clean up.  Surgery was required.
  • $175,000  settlement for cruise line pipe fitter who suffered significant partial amputation of finger.
  • Confidential Settlement for family of crew member who died while working for a major cruise line due to COVID.

Accidents Are Common at Sea 

The nation of Indonesia is made of tens of thousands of islands. As the largest archipelago in the world, as well as a country with two of the most important trade routes passing through its waters, Indonesia is focused on building up Indonesia as a “global maritime axis.” As maritime industry work continues to grow, however, the chances for injury grow as well.

If you are a seafarer, you are also in a distinctly dangerous job. Ships are workplaces with unique dangers in comparison with other jobs. A few common accidents that may impact the lives of seafarers include the following:

These accidents can happen to anyone at sea. Whether you are traveling on or working with a cruise ship or other type of ship, you have rights to sue for your recovery. Reach out for guidance when you are hurt and suffering.

What Rights Do Crew Members in Indonesia Have? 

When you are injured on a ship as a seafarer in Indonesia, you may be concerned about your rights. Your injuries may make it impossible to work, but you still need wages to cover your medical expenses and your basic living costs. Fortunately, crew members who have suffered an accident have grounds for a lawsuit to protect their rights under admiralty law.

There are many sources of legal rights that a crewmember has when injured at sea. These may come under the General Maritime Law of the United States, the flag state of the vessel, or various international treaties.  In addition, your contract of employment and any applicable Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) is also an important source of rights.  Make sure to request, and keep, a copy of your employment materials at all times.

As a crew member, you are likely eligible for compensation if you are injured within the scope of your employment. Companies are expected to maintain reasonably safe working conditions for all  employees. Failure to provide safe conditions leads to accidents that can be costly for them.

You are entitled to sue for compensation if an accident or injury  was caused by negligence. That negligence may come from your employer, who failed to provide a safe working environment by cutting costs or ignoring important safety concerns, or negligence by other third parties that fail to consider the safety of seafarers. In either case, you have grounds for legal action that entitles you to compensation for your injuries.

Who Is Liable for Your Injuries as a Seafarer?

As a seafarer, accountability for your injuries is vital. You may have been seriously injured because someone was careless or because of the inherent dangers of the job, but how do you know you have a case, and who is liable for that case? Our team is here to help you identify the at-fault party and hold them responsible for your suffering.

Most often, the at-fault party for your case is the employer or vessel owner who should have been more careful with the safety of their crew. You may have suffered serious injuries because of a failure to include appropriate safety measures, for example. In this situation, your employer, and also possibly the shipowner, can be held liable for crew member accidents and other devastating experiences.

If you have suffered an injury at sea, do not hesitate to reach out for guidance, support, and representation from our maritime accident attorneys.  Our headquarters are located in Miami, Florida, and we have offices throughout the United States.  We take great pride in our international reach as we have successfully helped countless Indonesian crewmembers win their case.  We routinely help crewmembers from around the world win their injury cases.  Let us put our experience to work, for you and your family.  If you have been injured, do not hesitate to reach out.

Compensation is Available for Seafarers in Indonesia

When you are injured at sea as a worker, you have grounds to seek compensation for the injuries you have suffered. As a seafarer and employee, you may have needs for support to overcome the damages caused by your injuries and accident. If you have suffered through any of the following damages, you may have grounds to seek a lawsuit as a seafarer in Indonesia:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Property damage
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of consortium
  • Loss of enjoyment of life

If your life has been impacted in any of these ways as an Indonesia seafarer, you do not have to seek compensation alone. Your attorney can provide specific guidance on calculating these damages, filing your claim, and holding the liable party responsible. Our team is here to offer  aggressive representation to those who need compensation for their recovery.

Seek Out the Guidance You Need as a Sailor in Indonesia to Learn More About Your Legal Rights and Compensation

When you need an attorney that is ready to protect your seafarers rights in Indonesia, look no further than the team at Lipcon, Margulies & Winkleman, P.A. Our attorneys offer hundreds of years of combined experience, and we are prepared to put our experience and past case results to use for you. Our team has been recognized many times for our work, including countless TV appearances on maritime accidents and disasters, and we are ready to put that experience to work for you.

As an Indonesian seafarer, you may be concerned about ensuring that your rights are respected no matter where you are. You may spend significant time in international waters, only to find yourself facing a serious injury. Fortunately, a powerful attorney can provide the support you need for your recovery.

Our team offers international support for seafarers in Indonesia who need support after a crew member accident or other injury at sea. We offer free consultations to new clients who may need answers about their case before they file. To speak with our attorneys, simply reach out by giving us a call at 877-233-1238 or filling out our online contact form.