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Learn Your Rights and Options Following a Maritime Injury
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Welcome to Maritime Injury Guide, a comprehensive resource for those injured in a maritime event. Our website is designed to provide information, guidance and offer legal help for injured individuals and their family members. We understand that injuries can oftentimes be life-altering, both physically and financially, and we are here to help you and your family navigate the complex system and claims process that is involved in recovering the financial compensation you may be entitled to under the law.
The dangerous nature of maritime and admiralty work exposes workers to the risk of injury day to day. There are various laws in place specifically designed to regulate employers, ensure safety, provide proper medical treatment and compensate injured workers. These laws offer protection to workers in many areas of the industry including sailors, crew, longshoremen, dock workers, cruise ship crew, and beyond.
If you have been injured due to employer negligence, you may be entitled to compensation and benefits. Employers are obligated to protect their workers by providing a safe working environment; if they fail to do so, they should be held liable for damages.
If you or a loved one have been injured while on the job, we can help you determine if employer negligence caused your injuries.
Fill out our form today for your complimentary Maritime Injury Legal consultation about compensation that may be available. Our comprehensive information will help guide you through your rights and options and help you understand what you may be entitled to.
In such a dangerous occupation, the risk of succumbing to an injury is present every day in a maritime worker’s world.
Some of the most common injuries include:
Slip and falls, Collisions, Pollution, Swinging and/or falling objects, Chemical burns, and inhalation, Winch failures, Fishing injuries, and Diving injuries.
It is estimated that over 70% of all maritime injuries occur due to negligence. For instance, even when a mechanical error is present that puts a seaman at risk, lack of employer observance and failure to repair the situation before a worker gets hurt is one of the most common reasons for injuries. In addition, overworked seamen who are expected to continue working prolonged hours are at a much higher risk of injuries when compared to those who are given enough breaks and rest time to properly do their jobs.
Other injury reasons include:
- Broken winches and coiled cables
- Broken equipment
- Cargo handling failures, such as broken bundle straps and other defective parts
- Falling overboard or slipping due to unkempt work areas and wet surfaces
- Electrical and power generation issues
- Lack of safety gear and equipment
- Lack of required safety training
- Lack of ventilation in enclosed spaces
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