Employment Injuries

Have you sustained injuries at sea while working as an employee?

Then you may benefit from the services of a personal injury attorney specializing in boat accidents.

  • In the United States, Admiralty and Maritime Law covers accidents and injury of crew working on a vessel at sea.
  • Employers that run operations using maritime vessels are responsible for insuring that the vessels in their care are fully operational and safe for all passengers (including, of course, employees). If a vessel is not actually seaworthy, then employers can be liable for damages experienced by employees working on the vessel.
  • The responsibilities of a maritime employer extend beyond insuring that the vessel is safe and seaworthy. Employers must also insure that the vessels in their care uphold standards of hygiene and personal safety. Additionally, maritime employers are responsible for insuring that all food preparation done onboard a maritime vessel is sanitary and in line with U.S. legal standards.
  • Oil and gas rig workers are protected by several different laws: the Jones Act, the Longshore & Harbor Worker’s Compensation Act and the Outer Continental Shelf Land’s Act. Different laws apply depending on the specific location and conditions of any given incident.
  • In the extremely unfortunate event of a death of a seaman at sea while on a job, the Death on the High Seas Act applies. This Act contains provides for financial compensation to the family of the deceased employee to help them cope financially with the loss of their family member.
  • For workers who perform dangerous work in harbors, piers or docks, the Longshore & Harbor Worker’s Compensation Act protects them in the event of an accident. Potential compensation may cover lost wages, medical expenses and rehab from injury or illness contracted at work.

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