The Saint Lawrence Seaway is an extensive system of canals, channels, and locks in northern New York and Canada. The seaway allows oceangoing vessels to travel from the Atlantic Ocean to the Great Lakes, and is therefore an incredibly important pillar in the region’s maritime industry. Over 20 million tons of cargo travel on the marine highway that extends the Great Lakes and Saint Lawrence Seaway system on a yearly basis.
The estimated annual economic activity impact of the Saint Lawrence Seaway on the region and nation is around $50 billion dollars. With about $23 million in wages and over325,000 jobs, the waterways associated are incredibly important to the well being of surrounding communities. The crewmen and shoreside workers of the Saint Lawrence Seaway deserve safety and protection as they do their essential work. Marine Law, PLLC takes pride in its role applying years of maritime law expertise to each injured client's case to ensure that any harmed maritime workers from the Saint Lawrence/Great Lakes area are being fully compensated under the circumstances.
Accidents in or around waterways may result in serious injury or illness - sometimes even death. Seamen and other maritime workers of the Saint Lawrence Seaway may be entitled to compensation if they were harmed on the job, depending on the specific facts of the case and the status of the injured worker. Maritime employees who were hurt on the job by negligence or vessel unseaworthiness may be entitled to monetary compensation for incidents such as:
Falls from a height
Traumatic brain injuries
Slip and fall injuries
Enclosed space accidents
Docks and pier injuries
Maritime law can be incredibly intricate and difficult to discern. Luckily, Mariner Law, PLLC can protect maritime workers and help those whose lives have changed due to an accident. The firm assists its client to receive a justified injury claim through the Jones Act and maritime law.
The Jones Act and the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA) provide a means for injured maritime employees and amphibious workers to receive compensation from ship owners for the negligence of crewmembers and unseaworthy conditions that may have been the cause of a maritime injury. Further, provisions such as Maintenance and Cure provide payment for room and board and medical expenses through an injured or ill seaman's recovery period.
Mariner Law, PLLC, has practical experience in the marine transportation sector. The firm also knows the complexities of maritime law and is proud to seek justice for the incredible maritime workers of New York. To learn more about Admiralty Attorney Adam Deitz or find out what Mariner Law, PLLC can do for you, call (646) 558-1776 and ask for a free New York Jones Act lawyer consultation.