Lake Erie is the fourth largest lake of the five Great Lakes, and the eleventh largest in the world. The State of New York sits on some of its southern shores. Lake Erie has been a shipping lane for maritime vessels for hundreds of years, and ferryboats operate off of multiple docks. However, bulk cargo such as salt, cement, sand, and manufacturing material dominates commercial shipping in the region, and the Great Lakes supply about $100 million in total business revenue and thousands of jobs in New York with the handling of over 2.3 million tons of inbound and outbound cargo annually.
Lake Erie is known for its rough waters, and it is imperative for the economy of the area that those working in the maritime industry there are protected. Maritime workers need full support and safeguarding as they do work in the maritime field, and there are a number of laws that can protect them in the event of injury or illness. A New York maritime lawyer from Mariner Law, PLLC is ready to help at any juncture.
You or a loved one who was negligently caused injury while in service of a vessel on Lake Erie may be entitled to damages for the following type of shipboard incidents:
Slip and fall injuries
Repetitive use injuries
Docks and pier injuries
Broken bones and extremities injuries
Exposure to dangerous toxins
Crewmembers on commercial ships who are injured or killed by their employer’s unseaworthy vessels or negligent actions are entitled to compensation under general maritime law and the Jones Act. Mariner Law, PLLC represents hurt or ill mariners from Lake Erie and neighboring areas during maritime personal injury cases and claims to ensure they are able to receive what is rightfully owed to them.
Mariner Law, PLLC is well-versed in the procedures for maritime injury claims and is dedicated to supporting the lives of maritime workers in the areas the firm serves. The Jones Act mandates a safe work environment for maritime employees. Seamen can obtain a claim for damages under the Jones Act if they can prove that there was negligence or fault on the part of the vessel interests. Additionally, if an injured seamen or maritime employee is recovering from an injury suffered while in the ship's service, he or she can receive Maintenance and Cure. These common law benefits provide the mariner with medical bill payment, limited wages, and the costs to live while getting better.
Maritime injuries can change everything in an instant. You may have questions about your options and your future. Jones Act lawyer Adam Deitz at Mariner Law, PLLC may be able to help. Call (646) 558-1776 today. Don't delay, because time may be of the essence.