The Hudson River is a 315-mile giant that flows throughout the entire state of New York. From the Port of Albany in the north into the Bays surrounding Manhattan in the south, the river encapsulates a great deal of maritime activity. The Hudson River has seven ports and harbors throughout New York including in Albany, Catskill, Kingston, Newburgh, Poughkeepsie, Troy, and Yonkers.
New York City provides never ending possibilities, including the significant maritime heritage and impact that each of the five boroughs possess. Known to many as the “Capital of the World,” it would not be what it is today without the support and growth catapulted from the commercial seaports, shipping, and tourism on its waterways. The Hudson River is a significant contributor to the city's success both historically and today, and the maritime employees that work in its vicinity are vitally important to the state's marine transportation sector.
The contributions from maritime workers along the Hudson River are invaluable, as they are pillars of the community and add to the wellbeing of the area. These maritime employees deserve full protection and safety considerations as they do this crucial work that benefits everyone. There are laws in place that can help seek justice in the event of injury or illness by mariners on the Hudson River. A proficient and accomplished Hudson River maritime injury lawyer from Mariner Law, PLLC can help guide the way through the injury compensation process.
If you or a loved one was injured or tragically killed while employed on a vessel, you may be entitled to a claim. Common issues include:
Falls from a height
Traumatic brain injuries
Slip and fall accidents
Enclosed space accidents
Docks and pier injuries
Exposure to dangerous toxins
Jones Act seamen injured or killed as a result of vessel owner negligence or unseaworthiness are entitled to compensation. Mariner Law, PLLC represents clients from the Hudson River and neighboring areas on maritime personal injury law cases.
Under the Jones Act, seamen can obtain a claim for an injury if the worker can prove that there was negligence or fault on the part of the vessel’s owners, operators, officers, or fellow employees. Further, while an injured seamen or employee is recovering from an injury due to the status or service of a vessel, Maintenance and Cure provides them with medical expenses and customary living expenses. Admiralty Attorney Adam Deitz from Mariner Law, PLLC is well-versed in the procedures that follow such cases and is dedicated to supporting the lives of maritime workers in the areas served.
If you are uncertain in the face of a serious injury because of a work-related accident, there are powerful laws arranged to ensure you receive what you deserve. To find out how Mariner Law, PLLC can help you prosecute your interests, call (646) 558-1776 today and schedule a consultation with the firm.