WORKING AS A SEAMAN IS ONE OF THE MOST DANGEROUS JOBS IN THE WORLD
Over the course of a maritime workers' employment, they are exposed to any number of dangerous situations on a day to day basis. Because of this, the companies that run the maritime companies are forced to carry large insurance policies to protect the well being of their employees.
THE LAWS THAT GOVERN MARITIME INJURIES CAN BE VERY COMPLEX
Maritime injuries are governed by a number of federal statutes that apply specifically to maritime related injuries. your rights and opportunities to recover compensation for your injuries under the Jones Act and other Maritime laws are much different than those in a standard injury case. If you are hurt on the water, you need a maritime lawyer with the experience and knowledge to handle the complex aspects of a maritime injury case.
IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE COMPANY TO COMPENSATE THEIR EMPLOYEES FOR THEIR INJURIES
If a maritime worker suffers an injury during their employment, it is the responsibility of the company to provide maintenance and cure to compensate the employee for their injuries. Often times, the company refuses to do the right thing and treat their injured employee with the respect that they deserve. When that happens, a qualified maritime injury lawyer or admiralty attorney may be required to help the injured seaman get the compensation they deserve for their injuries.
HELPING INJURED MARITIME WORKERS FOR MORE THAN 50 YEARS
If you have been injured on the water you must file a Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Claim within ONE (1) year from the date of the injury. The process and paperwork involved can be very tricky and complicated for an unexperienced filer. With the help of an experienced Harbor Worker and Longshore Compensation Attorney can help simplify the process and help ensure you don't make any mistakes in the process of the lawsuit.