A: If you were employed to work aboard the vessel and you were injured during your work, you have a Jones Act claim. You also have a claim for unseaworthiness. I assume the vessel was operating in navigable waters and not a land locked lake. You would have to file suit in Florida if that is where the employer and the vessel are located. However, you can continue to receive treatment in CA. An employer is also exposed to punitive damages for failure to pay maintenance and cure. Feel free to give me a call to discuss.