Injured at Sea? Workers, Passengers and Boaters Free Legal Case
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a maritime
you may be entitled to
There are several laws for maritime accidents which provide specific rights and
protections to workers who are injured while at sea. Maritime laws include the Jones Act (also called the Merchant
Marine Act of 1920) and the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act. Under these laws, injured maritime
workers and dock workers qualify for compensation for time they are off work due to their injuries, the costs of
their medication and physical therapy, living expenses, at job training for a new career if they are too hurt to
return to their previous jobs.
Were You Injured in a Maritime Accident? You May Qualify for Financial
Compensation....Click Here for a Free Case Evaluation.
Maritime Accident Working on a commercial fishing boat, ocean liner, cruise ship,
oil rig, or another type of sea vessel can be a rewarding, but also very dangerous career. Many maritime workers
are injured or killed each year in work-related accidents while at sea or while their vessels are docked. Back
injuries, slip and fall accidents, and being struck by cargo during loading and unloading of vessels are the most
common types of maritime accidents.
Some maritime claims require the injured worker to prove that he or she was
injured as a direct result of the negligence or carelessness of the employer. Maritime employers may be found
negligent for forcing employees to work in unsafe conditions or allowing vessels to collide with other ships,
docks, icebergs, or other objects at sea.
If you or a loved one work on the docks but not at sea, you may still qualify for
financial compensation under laws specially designed to protect longshoremen and other land-based maritime
Passengers Are Protected.
Cruise ShipMaritime laws do more than just serve to protect injured
workers. They also apply to passengers on cruise ships, ferries, riverboat casinos, recreational boats, and other
vessels. Ships and boats that are maintained in poor or unsafe condition are said to be not seaworthy and the
owners may be liable for injuries suffered by passengers while on board. Negligence or carelessness in the
maintenance or operation of vessels can be grounds for liability for injuries to passengers under maritime
Is My Injury Covered By Maritime Laws?
MaritimeMaritime laws cover a wide range of job-related injuries. Workers who are
injured or killed in work-related accidents or incidents which occur in any of the following locations may qualify
for financial compensation under maritime worker's compensation laws: Oceans, Intra-Coastal waterways, Adjoining
piers, Wharfs, Dry docks, Terminals, Building ways, Marine railways, Other adjoining areas customarily used by an
employer in loading, unloading, repairing, dismantling, or building a vessel.