As a seaman or an offshore oilrig worker, you are entitled to different compensation benefits under maritime laws. The Jones Act not only allows workers to sue for an on-the-job injury; it also requires payments for maintenance and cure.
What is maintenance?
Maintenance covers everyday living expenses. You will receive a stipend, from your employer, to cover the cost of living until you are able to return to work, have recovered or treatment is no longer necessary. These expenses can include: