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Infection for $27 000

A Ukrainian seafarer applied for help after the company refused to pay for neither sick leaves nor compensation.

Being aboard the vessel “Battersea Park”, our client felt sickness and was signed off due to the illness. As it happens traditionally in such cases the company took the position of not interfering and refused to negotiate with the seafarer as for his further treatment, accusing our client of concealing the very fact of decease.

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$65 000 for getting sick with malaria

Another case was finished with the payment of compensation to my client. A Ukrainian seafarer working on Greek ship owner in the territory of Africa, had gotten sick with malaria and therefore was signed off due to the health condition.

Unfortunately for the seafarer first medical aid was provided not duly and as a consequence further treatment was ineffective, because malaria wasn’t diagnosed by the doctors at once. As a result, the seafarer was sent to Ukraine where he continued his treatment.

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Double compensation and 150 000$

It was a rare case, but nevertheless possible, we managed to achieve double compensation for a family of tragically died Ukrainian seafarer, aboard the vessel belonging to the Greek shipping company. The most remarkable is that we managed to do it without both vessel arrest and initiation of judicial proceeding.

The circumstances of the case: Ukrainian seafarer dies tragically under mistirious circumstances on his working place. Multiple fractures proved the falling from the height. The company took the standard position- we know nothing and he is guilty himself. It’s a usual matter for the ship owners to deny their responsibility.

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Feet injury for 50 000$

In January 2018 Ukrainian seafarer injuried badly his feet aboard the vessel ” BF PHILIPP”. After that he was hospitalised and undergone numerous operations.

Notwithstanding the heaviness of the injury, the company was doing its best to prolong the process of payment the sick leave compensation and ignored the seafarer’s requests to cover medical expenses, which has become the reason for application for my assistance.

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Is there a chance to return wages?

The most frequent applies to the marine lawyers are the issues concerning outstanding wages. This is the basic problem of the seafarers. And unfortunately, it’s not always possible for the seafarers to stand out their rights and return earned money.

In the present article I want to draw the seafarer’s attention to the principal issues in the argument with the ship owners.

There are only few variants for outstanding wages:

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97 000 $ for the injury aboard the vessel

One more case of mine, which was about to bring to the vessel arrest.

Aboard the vessel CFS Pagola for the several days before being signed off, a Ukrainian seafarer gets injury. In order to secure himself and take off any responsibility from himself, the ship Master has refused to compile the Incident report, and assured the seafarer that everything would be all right, and that all had been done for the seafarer to get a good compensation.

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A unique case: 5 million UAH as a moral compensation from the state budget of Ukraine

Everybody has already heard about this information bomb in the Ukrainian legislation. For the first time in history a client of mine managed to prove the omission of the Odessa region prosecution for the 12 years long and achieve a positive decision of the court, which goes as: to recover in favour of Katerina Kartashova compensation for moral harm  in amount of 5 000 000 UAH(5 million UAH!) and 74 850 as the expenses coverage for the account of the state budget.

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The seafarer has agreed to accept just $60 000

I’m writing about a case which has become an disappointment for me. Disappointment because the seafarer backpedaled and refused to fight for his rights. To be exact, in the course of trading our client decided to accept the minimum instead of maximum.

So, working aboard the “Myconos Bay” vessel, the seafarer injuries badly his leg, gets the fracture. As a result- iron plate and gruesome consequences of the injury.

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