Long Island, located in the southeast part of New York state, is completely surrounded by water, making it a dominant area in the maritime industry. The many inlets, harbors, sounds, and bays that surround Long Island have supported water-related activities such as fishing, ship building, and shipping for centuries. Today, the shores are home to boatyards for vessel construction and repair, fishing enterprises, recreational craft, and chartered fishing boats.
The Long Island Sound alone, located north of the Long Island land mass, supports tens of billions of dollars in economic value each year, helping New York communities stay afloat. From one of the eastern-most points in the country and the largest fishing port in New York State, Montauk is key for the seafood and tourism industries. To the far west, the Brooklyn Navy Yard is a center of marine manufacturing and innovation. The fishing and boating operations that make up the maritime infrastructure in eastern New York should be kept well-oiled.
As an area where waterways play such a significant role in the culture and economy, Long Island has a responsibility to safeguard local maritime workers. These men and women understand the barriers and dangers of the marine transportation industry better than anyone, and that with regulated protections in place, those incidences of injury are more easily avoidable. Mariner Law, PLLC is available to help all maritime employees throughout Long Island with personal injury matters so that they can obtain lawful compensation and justice.
If maritime employers do not put proper safeguards in place and utilize seaworthy vessels, maritime employees such as crewmen or shoreside workers are put at risk. When these workers are injured, made sick, or killed in these circumstances, there are policies in place that can help the victims seek compensation. A representative at Mariner Law, PLLC is ready to advance the interests of clients from Long Island and give them tools to navigate the system so they can access rightful redress.
If you have been harmed by any of the following incidences, you may be entitled to money damages or maritime benefits:
Falls from a height
Slip and fall accidents
Exposure to toxins
The Jones Act, Maintenance and Cure, Unseaworthiness, and the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA) exist to give maritime workers across the board the opportunity to receive a claim if they were harmed on the job either at the fault of an employer or otherwise. These maritime statutes and common law remedies provide any injured or ill maritime workers financial safeguards. Call now for a free consultation to discuss your claim: (646) 558-1776.