New York City needs no introduction. The “Center of the Universe,” the “Big Apple,” or whatever you choose to call it, is arguably the biggest, most culturally relevant urban area. This holds true for its contributions to the maritime industry. In its totality, New York City is a collection of islands, with only the Bronx on the mainland, and therefore has over 520 miles of coastline. It is home to the Port of New York and New Jersey, the third biggest port in the country and the leading maritime complex on the East Coast, and a range of marinas, ship repair outfits, and tugboat and barge operators.
To this day, port activities are essential to the movement of goods into the largest consumer market in North America. The New York Harbor was once one of the busiest in the world, and it is currently having an exciting revitalization filled with development projects to bring it back to that status as the volume of goods continues to grow. There is also an effort to increase maintenance of piers, boat tie-ups, bulkheads, marinas, and terminals such as Port Newark, Elizabeth Port, the New York Container Terminal, Port Jersey, and the Red Hook Container Terminal to secure the efficiency and safety of water-dependent entities.
The flourishing maritime industry of New York City is essential to maintain the total manufacturing and business infrastructure on which New York depends. The health and safety of those who work in the marine transportation sector is of utmost importance. The legal system must provide these men and women with protection as they contribute so meaningfully to the city. Mariner Law, PLLC is equipped with knowledge of the maritime law systems and processes to ensure that maritime workers in the New York City region are rightfully compensated if they are injured on or near the waters of the city.
Accidents that occur on or around New York City waterways may result in serious injury or illness. Crewmen and shoreside workers may be eligible to receive compensation if they were hurt depending on the circumstances of the incident:
Traumatic brain injuries
Slip and fall injuries
Enclosed spaces injury
Docks and pier injuries
Toxic fume exposure
Maritime law can be incredibly difficult to understand, as it involves a number of complex policies and pathways. However, Mariner Law, PLLC is able to help handle these cases and secure compensation for client losses through the Jones Act, Unseaworthiness, and Maintenance and Cure.
The Jones Act and the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA) are specific legal statutes that cover seamen or shore workers injured on the job, and deliver them a claim if they suffer injury and need time to recover. Additionally, Maintenance and Cure supplies payment for room and board and medical expenses while injured seamen recover from injury.
At Mariner Law, PLLC, the firm takes pride in its extensive experience handling maritime cases. Maritime Attorney Adam Deitz is ready to pursue rightful compensation for you or your loved one. To find out what Mariner Law, PLLC can do to help, call (646) 558-1776 today and schedule a consultation at no cost.