Commercial Maritime Accidents -






Commercial Maritime Accidents

Commercial maritime accidents occur in nearly every navigable water in the U.S. From offshore drilling rigs, to deep sea commercial fishing vessels to river barges, to docks, ports, and terminals, hazards are everywhere, and accidents happen often.

While not all accidents cause serious injuries, those that do can have a detrimental effect on the worker and their family. Seamen and long-shore workers depend on their bodies to earn a living, so any injury has the potential to become devastating.

Thankfully, the U.S. has federal and state laws established to protect workers and help them seek damages for their injuries. The problem is, these laws are highly complex, and it can be very difficult for a worker to determine which laws provide the best protections for their specific injury case.

We handle all types of commercial maritime accidents and injuries including accidents involving –

  • Cargo ships
  • Chiksan pipes
  • Confined spaces
  • Cranes
  • Cruise ships
  • Deck hazards and equipment
  • Derricks
  • Dredges
  • Drill rigs
  • Drillships
  • Drydocks
  • Drugs or alcohol
  • Engine rooms
  • Slip/trip/falls
  • Ferry workers
  • Fires and explosions
  • Gangway and boarding
  • Heavy lift ships
  • Helicopters
  • Hot work
  • Hydrogen Sulfide exposure
  • Jack-up rigs
  • Ladders and stairs
  • Loading and unloading
  • Marine cargo
  • Marine terminals
  • Offshore construction
  • Platform Supply Vessels
  • Rigging
  • Ship salvage
  • Shipbreaking
  • Shipyards
  • Shrimp boats
  • Spud barges
  • Winch, crane, and slings
  • Work boats and crew boats
  • Wrongful Death at Sea

Rape, assault, and sexual assaults do occur on the high seas. As a maritime business, the owner of the vessel has a responsibility to their employees and passengers to keep them safe. Maritime law including the Jones Act protects seamen, longshore workers, and passengers if they are the victim of an assault.

If you have been seriously injured or if you have lost a loved one in a maritime accident, speak to us as soon as possible. We have decades of experience in fighting for people in the maritime industries, and we stand ready to fight for you. Fill out the form for more information.

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