Groton, Connecticut, and its village Mystic, Connecticut have long been strongholds in the Connecticut maritime industry. Located in the southeastern part of the state bordering the Thames River and the Long Island Sound, the area is the site of over 135 years in shipbuilding and an esteemed history of seafaring and fishing. Groton is known for its participation in major contracting for submarine work for the United States Navy.
Mystic Seaport is home to the nation’s leading maritime museum and four National Historic Landmark vessels. Further, the maritime industry is innovating in Groton and Mystic with mass investment in BlueTech centered around the defense and energy sectors. As an essential port in the region, the waterways in Groton and Mystic have many vital maritime workers. Maritime employees should have full support and safety from the industry as they do their vital work that uplifts the region. There are a number of federal laws and centuries-old common law doctrines that work together to protect these individuals in the event of a workplace injury or illness, and an experienced Groton/Mystic maritime lawyer from Mariner Law, PLLC can help navigate them.
Mariner Law, PLLC was founded with the goal of assisting vessel crewmembers and other maritime workers who have been injured as a result of their employer’s negligence. If a company operates an unseaworthy vessel or works negligently in causing injury to a seaman, the company may be exposed to money damage claims in state or federal court under the Jones Act and general maritime law. General maritime law may also apply to the benefit of injured vessel passengers and recreational boaters.
If you were injured on a boat or in an industry that's adjacent to the water, you may be entitled to compensation with the help of a Mariner Law, PLLC offshore injury lawyer in Groton:
Falling from a height
Slip and fall injuries
Injures in enclosed spaces
Repetitive motion injuries
Exposure to dangerous toxins
The Jones Act requires maritime employers to maintain a safe workplace for seamen. It also allows a commercial mariner injured in service of a vessel to seek compensation for a harm or death if there was some negligence or fault on behalf of the employing company. A vessel’s owners, operators, and officers are responsible for making sure equipment and training are up to safe standards. There are ways for victims to find support through Maintenance and Cure, which provides funds for medical expenses, limited wages, and room and board as they recover from their unfortunate injury. Mariner Law, PLLC knows the maritime law system and can help clients receive the benefits and damages they are entitled to.
There are powerful federal and state laws arranged to ensure you are fairly compensated for injuries that occur during work-related maritime accidents. To find out what Mariner Law, PLLC can do to assist in these troubling times, call a Connecticut Jones Act lawyer at (646) 558-1776 now.