Although Stamford Harbor is not a deepwater port in Connecticut, it is mighty. In 2016, commodities moving domestically through it had an estimated impact of $47 million on the state. In the southwestern area of the state right on the Long Island Sound, Stamford has a profound natural marine history. Its shores are the sight of maritime activities such as commercial shipping, marine recreation, and transportation. Many sailing vessels, private yachts, center console fishing boats, and pleasure boats are maintained and operated out of Stamford. In addition to its working waterfront, Stamford is also home to numerous international commercial ship owners and operators.
Maritime workers need expansive safety efforts in the maritime field, and there are numerous laws that can be protective in the event of injury or illness. A knowledgeable Stamford maritime lawyer from Mariner Law, PLLC can be of assistance.
Maritime workers both on and off of ships who are harmed by their employer’s negligence or unseaworthiness are entitled to compensation under the Jones Act and general maritime law. Mariner Law, PLLC represents clients from Stamford and surrounding areas in marine personal injury lawsuits. If you have been injured while in service of a vessel, you may be entitled to damages under admiralty law:
Falling into the sea
Slip and fall accidents
Repetitive use injuries
Exposure to dangerous toxins
Traumatic brain injuries
Through the Jones Act, maritime workers can receive a claim for an injury if they can prove some negligence or fault on the part of the vessel’s owners, operators, officers, or crewmembers. Such negligence may violate the Jones Act mandate that maritime employers maintain a safe place to work for maritime employees. Maintenance and Cure also entitles victims to medical expenses, limited wages, and room and board expenses while they are recovering from an injury due to the poor status or service of the vessel. Accidents at sea are usually preventable with the correct safety precautions. An offshore lawyer at Mariner Law, PLLC knows the maritime industry and the systems in place for seeking maritime injury compensation. A seasoned Connecticut admiralty lawyer can help you invoke the Jones Act and maritime common law to obtain the funds that clients are entitled to on the facts of the case.
If you are dealing with a significant injury or illness because of a maritime incident, there are serious state and federal laws that may be relevant to your situation and help you receive adequate recompense. To find out what Mariner Law, PLLC can do to help you or a loved one, call (646) 558-1776 today and schedule a consultation with a Jones Act lawyer.