What is a maritime injury?
Were you injured at sea? If so, your case may qualify as a maritime claim. Although maritime cases are similar to workers compensation, they aren’t typically eligible for these benefits as their work isn’t within our nation’s state borders. It can be difficult for someone to determine whether a case falls under personal injury, workers’ compensation or in fact maritime law. With our experienced legal help, we can help individuals like you to understand if you have a viable lawsuit or not.
Understanding Maritime Law
Maritime law involves legislation that governs behavior of all parties working on water. This can include how people interact or how they do business. It covers all navigable waters. If your injury occurred on or around a body of water or involved a vessel related to maritime, you may qualify for a maritime lawsuit. Because these laws can be difficult to understand, it’s important to work with an attorney from Lassiter Law Firm who is familiar with these laws. Some common causes of maritime injuries are slip and fall accidents, repetitive use injuries, and chemical exposure, to name a few. Individuals who are not covered under the Jones Act can usually obtain damages from the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act.
Call to Schedule a Consultation With Maritime Attorneys
If you believe that you have suffered from a maritime injury, contact our experienced legal team who can help you to file a lawsuit. We work hard in order to build a strong case for our legal clients, so that they get the compensation that they want and deserve for their injuries. Our attorneys understand the nuances and specific provisions of these laws that apply to these types of cases, and we will work to get you the compensation that you deserve. To learn more about our legal services and to schedule a consultation with a workplace accident attorney, call our office today at (713)521-0104.