Since its founding as a booming Dutch trading post, the New York City and New Jersey area has always been a central port location. Today, the Port of New York and New Jersey still serves as a significant network of marine terminals, and is hailed as the second busiest port in the continental United States and largest on the East Coast. Many of the vessels on the port are filled with tremendous volumes of goods, materials, and cargo, increasing shipping efficiency and creating a significant economic impact.
Encompassing a 25-mile radius of the Statue of Liberty, the Port of New York and New Jersey district touches many parts of the community. Cargo infrastructure of the port includes its airports, container terminals such as Port Newark, Elizabeth Port, the New York Container Terminal, Port Jersey, Howland Hook Marine Terminal, and the Red Hook Container Terminal, ExpressRail, bulk cargo and marine transfer, car float, the Port Inland Distribution Network, cruise terminals, and America’s Marine Highway. Altogether, the port services 46.3 million people and adds hundreds of billions of dollars to the local and national economies.
The incredible contributions of the Port of New York City and New Jersey are essential to the area’s wellbeing. The hundreds of thousands of maritime workers serving the port are helping to keep the economy moving. As such, they deserve to be safe and protected in their work. Mariner Law, PLLC understands marine transportation and is equipped with expertise of maritime law to ensure that harmed maritime workers of the Port of New York and New Jersey are rightfully compensated.
Accidents and faults that occur in or around the Port of New York and New Jersey facilities may result in serious injury, illness, or death. Ship crewmembers and shoreside workers may be able to obtain compensation if they are harmed depending on the circumstances of the incident. Accidents that may qualify for benefits may include:
Falls from a height
Slip and fall incidents
Injuries in enclosed spaces
Exposure to toxins
Maritime law can be convoluted and difficult to understand. However, an offshore lawyer at Mariner Law, PLLC is able to support maritime workers whose lives have changed due to an accident to receive the personal injury compensation they deserve through the Jones Act, Unseaworthiness Doctrine, and Maintenance and Cure.
The Jones Act and the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA) afford seamen or shore workers remedies to receive compensation from ship owners whose crewmembers, captains, or other negligence may have been the cause of their harm. Additionally, Maintenance and Cure supplies payment for room and board and medical expenses through a seaman's recovery.
Mariner Law, PLLC, takes pride in exclusively representing injured mariners. With years of experience, the firm has the knowledge necessary for handling maritime cases and is ready to pursue compensation for its injured clientele. To find out what Mariner Law, PLLC can do to assist you or your family during these tough times, call (646) 558-1776 today. The first consult is free.