Maritime Law: A Look Into Maritime Claims￼
Did you know that 124,000 Americans, including 80,000 vessel crew members, directly rely on maritime trade for their livelihoods? You’re injured, and you need to find a lawyer who can help you file a maritime claim. Maritime law is complex, and if you’re not familiar with it, you may not ...Read More
What Constitutes an Offshore Injury?
Did you know there are over 4.5 million work-related injuries each year in the US? If you’re a maritime worker, you’re probably all too familiar with the concept. Whether on a boat, ship, platform, or rig, there’s no doubt that working offshore can be a dangerous environment. Were you ...Read More
Defense Contractor Injuries: What Your Maritime Attorney Will Want You to Know
Under the Defense Base Act, workers have filed about 137,341 claims between 2001 to 2018. As a defense contractor, you may think you don’t have any protection when you suffer injuries overseas. The Defense Base Act protects civilian contractors during assignments overseas. Most contractors believe they don’t have any relief ...Read More
What to Know About Maritime Laws and Regulations
Are you one of the more than 13 million Americans that can attribute their employment to the maritime industry? An industry that generates more than $3 trillion dollars to the US economy warrants a specific set of laws and regulations. According to Duhaime’s Law Dictionary, the maritime law definition is ...Read More
5 Things You Should Know About the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act
At one point in time, land-based maritime workers were not properly covered for work-related injuries. There was a grey area of shipbuilders, repairers, harbor construction workers, and more who found themselves in a Catch 22. Thankfully, along came 1927 and the introduction of the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation ...Read More
What is the Jones Act and What Should a Lawyer Know About It?
Oceans cover 71% of the world’s surface area. And though the oceans aren’t inhabited as much as metropolitan areas like Houston, it’s not a lawless territory. We’re not talking about pirates scouring the high seas. We’re talking about the Merchant Marine Act of 1920, otherwise known as the Jones Act. ...Read More
What Is the Longshore Act and When Does It Apply?
Workers’ compensation covers around 135 million people in the United States. But there are countless laws and addendum you don’t find out about until after you’re injured on the job. One of the trickiest laws to understand is the Longshore Act. If you work in the maritime industry, the ...Read More
What is Maritime Law and When Does It Apply to You?
Did you know that 2,629 boat injuries happened in the United States? These injuries only account for 2017. Were you a victim of one of these incidents? If so, what type of claim can you file? Is it a maritime or personal injury law? There’s a fine line between ...Read More
3 Things to Know About the Jones Act
For most people, if they get injured at work, they immediately assume they need to file a workers’ compensation claim; however, did you know that if you’re injured working at sea, you need to file under a completely different law? The Jones Act is a maritime law that regulates ...Read More
Maritime Injury Law Vs. Law of the Sea: Understanding the Difference
Did you know that 429 incidents happened at sea last year in the United States? These events include collisions, explosions, and injuries, among others. If you or a loved one works on the sea and land, you’ve to know the different injury laws. These laws weren’t created the same. ...Read More
Maritime Attorney: What They Do and Why You Need One
If you work on a ship, fishing boat, offshore oil rig or submarine and you get hurt in the course of your work, you may have a cause of action against your employer. The law of the sea is one of the legal profession’s oldest specialities, and its practice ...Read More
When Should I Hire A Maritime Injury Lawyer?
Have you or a loved one been injured in an offshore accident? Offshore jobs, such as those on oil rigs, natural gas platforms, and other locations can be very dangerous, and the risk of injury can be quite high. If and when you’re injured, you should seek the counsel ...Read More