Mariner Law, PLLC is a maritime law firm that specializes in the Jones Act and admiralty law. It represents individuals who were injured on or around the water. In fact, the firm exclusively provides offshore injury attorney assistance to mariners. A maritime attorney from Mariner Law, PLLC will never represent insurance companies or vessel owners. Admiralty Attorney Adam Deitz is proud to leverage his years of experience as a maritime lawyer and as a licensed vessel master to zealously advocate for his clients. Unlike other firms, Mariner Law, PLLC does not prioritize taking on as many cases as possible. The firm represents only a few select clients. Indeed, Mariner Law, PLLC garnered its excellent reputation by putting its clients first every time.
Connecticut is located in the New England region of the United States, and has been a historically important location for maritime activities since the nation’s inception. Shipping, shipbuilding, and whaling played a large role in both New England and Connecticut’s historical storylines. With its rivers, the Connecticut River, the Housatonic River, and the Quinebaug River, among others, and its major deep-water ports in Bridgeport, New Haven, and New London, Connecticut continues to have a significant reputation in the maritime industry.
The maritime industry is an essential driver of Connecticut’s economy. Today, it creates an impact of more than $11 billion dollars in output and supports hundreds of thousands of jobs throughout the state. The deepwater ports in Connecticut imports and exports goods and supports some intra-U.S. trade. Fairfield County is home to many blue water commercial shipping companies that do business internationally. Connecticut-based maritime ventures are vibrant and diverse, encompassing a range of private, public, non-profit and academic activities. This includes cargo handling and multi-modal logistics, fishing and seafood processing, ship and boat building and repair, recreational boating, and passenger vessel operations (such as small cruise ship operators), among many others.
The impacts of maritime jobs have supported families and companies throughout the state, rippling through the state’s economy and beyond. Given its great necessity, it is crucial that marine transportation employees are protected from the potential dangers of the maritime sector. If you work in a maritime role such as commercial fisherman, longshoreman, deckhand, or any other related maritime occupation, you are entitled to a safe workplace. And you may be entitled to benefits and damages if you are hurt on the job.
Operating as a seaman, dock worker, or member of the maritime industry in Connecticut can be arduous. If you have been harmed while working through rough weather or with faulty equipment, or remained untrained on the job, you may be entitled to rightful compensation. Mariner Law, PLLC has expertise in maritime law to help victims navigate the complicated system and rules.
Hazards associated with working on navigable waters and onshore at shipyards can make the maritime industry dangerous, especially if there is a lack of judgement on behalf of an employing business. The Centers for Disease Control reports that maritime worker nonfatal injury rate is double that of the U.S. workforce overall. Some of the most common types of injury that requires offshore injury attorney representation include
Slip and fall accidents
Injuries in enclosed spaces
Repetitive motion injuries
Among the highly notable and large ports in Connecticut’s locale are Bridgeport, Groton, Mystic, New Haven, New London, and Stamford, all of which are served by Mariner Law, PLLC to protect the all-important members of the maritime industry.
There are important federal laws arranged to ensure you receive adequate compensation if you are facing an injury because of a maritime work-related accident. To find out what Mariner Law, PLLC can do to help you or a loved one, call (646) 558-1776 today and schedule a free consultation with the firm.
Mariner Law, PLLC is well versed in maritime laws and regulations, and is committed to providing assistance and advice to victims in a maritime personal injury case. As the rules associated with this field of law system are extensive and complex, it is helpful to have knowledgeable and passionate representation to attain robust analysis of your case.
When a Connecticut-based seaman or offshore worker is hurt, there are various claims they may be eligible for depending on the state of the claim, the location of the event, and the cause of injury. This includes Maintenance and Cure, Unseaworthiness, Wrongful Death, and Jones Act Negligence.
Those who work on a vessel or contribute to the function of a vessel such as container ships, ferries, tugboats, research vessels, freighters, barges, and dry-bulk carriers in Connecticut can utilize maritime laws such as the Jones Act or the Doctrine of Unseaworthiness to assert their rights. These provisions can inure to the benefit of sailors, stewards, mates, cooks, fishermen, captains, pilots, and other seamen.
A ship owner has a duty to provide a seaworthy vessel including adequate equipment and crew to maintain its seaworthiness, according to the universal Doctrine of Unseaworthiness. The Jones Act, 46 U.S.C. § 30104, states that seamen can file a claim for an injury if it is proven that there was some fault or negligence from the vessel’s owners, operators, officers, or any fellow employees. Injured mariners may have recourse through Maintenance and Cure, which gives injured seamen assistance with medical expenses, and room and board support while the employee is recovering from their injury or illness suffered in service of the vessel.
Shoreside workers may receive benefits under the federal Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA), which operates like Connecticut workers’ compensation by dispensing medical care, vocational rehabilitation services, and compensation to protect these critical amphibious employees.
Further, the Death on High Seas Act (DOHSA) can be filed within three years of a death at sea to provide benefits for a decedent's family if they died during an incident on the high seas.
Consult a skilled, expert maritime lawyer from Mariner Law, PLLC who can guide you through the injury claims process and help you make the educated decisions about your case. Maritime Attorney Adam Deitz is determined to seek justice and achieve maximum compensation in his clients' cases.
Mariner Law, PLLC is one of the most experienced maritime personal injury law firms operating in Connecticut, New York, Oregon, Washington, and Alaska. With the firm’s admiralty and maritime law services, you will always find strong support on the side of the injured deckhand, fisherman, commercial seamen, or recreational boater. Contact Mariner Law, PLLC today to learn about your options under maritime law if you are an injured employee, passenger or leisure boater in Connecticut. Consultation with a Jones Act lawyer is free: (646) 558-1776.