In the case of McKorpen v. Central Gulf Steamship Corporation, 544 F.3d 396 (5th Cir. 1968) the Fifth Circuit of the United States Court of Appeals established what has now commonly been referred to as the McKorpen Defense. The McKorpen Defense applies to a seaman’s right to cure if he gets injured.
Why You Need a Maritime Admiralty Offshore Accident Lawyer The Merchant Marine Act of 1920 is one of three congressional laws commonly referred to as the “Jones Act”. Formerly, it was found at 46 U.S.C. Section 688, et seq. and was recently codified in October, 2006 at 46 U.S.C. Section 30104 et seq. The purpose of the Jones… Read More »
Why You Need a FELA Lawyer Enacted in 1908, the Federal Employers’ Liability Act was passed by Congress and signed into law to protect America’s railroad workers. The Act, commonly referred to as FELA (pronounced “fee-lah”), was the US Government’s response to the harsh treatment of workers that worked days and nights, seven days straight forging the railway… Read More »