Maintenance and Cure

Maintenance and cure is the equivalent of workers’ compensation for a crew member. It’s supposed to be a person’s living expenses including his rent, mortgage payment, his lease – or whatever – plus his utilities, plus his food expenses. And “cure” is the medical. A lot of companies try to get away with paying $15 or $20 – even some companies $8 a day. Most lawyers won’t do it because they don’t make any money at it. We’ve done it more times than anybody around the United States: Gone to court to get your maintenance increased.