Located in southwestern Connecticut, Bridgeport is the fifth most populous city in New England and is home to the largest deepwater port in the state. The port encompasses a long swath of the Connecticut shoreline in the city’s downtown area. The employers in Bridgeport cover a range of industrial companies including ship repair yards, ferry operators, maritime commercial activities, and municipal operations. The Port of Bridgeport predominantly handles domestic commodity traffic, and manages a small amount of foreign trade.
As an essential port in the region, the Port of Bridgeport has important maritime workers both on vessels and ashore operating in a variety of maritime activities. Maritime workers deserve full support and safety as they work, and there are several federal laws that can be helpful in the event of injury or illness on the job. An experienced Bridgeport maritime lawyer from Mariner Law, PLLC may be able to help if you or a loved one was injured in a maritime role.
In Bridgeport, seamen and maritime workers that are harmed in an accident that was caused by their employer’s own negligence or unseaworthiness are entitled to compensation under the Jones Act and other federal maritime laws. Mariner Law, PLLC represents clients from the Bridgeport area in maritime personal injury law cases.
There are very few accidents at sea that are not preventable by mandated safety precautions. An offshore lawyer at Mariner Law, PLLC understands the legal systems and has knowledge on how to invoke the Jones Act and Maintenance and Cure claims. Under the Jones Act, maritime workers can make a claim for an injury if the worker proves some negligence or fault on the part of the vessel’s owners, operators, officers, or fellow employees. Maintenance and Cure support could be available regardless of fault.
If you have been harmed by any of the following maritime conditions, you may be entitled to damages with the assistance of a Connecticut Jones Act lawyer:
Slip and falls
Enclosed space accidents
Exposure to toxins
If you are dealing with a serious maritime injury or death because of a work-related accident, there are state and federal laws arranged to ensure you receive adequate recompense. To find out what Mariner Law, PLLC can do to help, call (646) 558-1776 today and ask to schedule a no-cost consult with a seasoned maritime attorney.