Maritime Accidents

Working as a maritime worker or seaman can be incredibly dangerous. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health has declared that commercial fishing alone is the most dangerous job in the country (2007). If you've been injured as a crew of a tanker, tug boat, barge, trawler, jack-up rig, semi-submersible rig, mobile offshore drilling rig, or other maritime vessel, you need to know your rights under the Jones Act and other maritime laws. The lawyers of Greene & Phillips have the experience and the knowledge about all aspects of maritime law and would be happy to answer your questions about what your options are when you've been injured at sea or on a river.

Types of Maritime Accidents

  • Offshore Oil Rig Accident
  • Commercial Fishing Accident
  • Capsizing Accident
  • Cruise Vessel Accident
  • Explosions or Fires Maritime Vessels
  • Tugboat Accidents
  • Crude Oil Tanker Accidents
  • Faulty Vessel Design
  • Food Poisoning
  • Cargo Ship Accidents
  • Falling Overboard
  • Crane Accident
  • Shipyard Accidents
  • Accidents on Barges

Jones Act

The Merchant Marine Act of 1920 (Codified in 2006) is a federal statute that regulates maritime commerce in U.S. Waters.  It includes a section on Seaman's rights which lays out the steps and restrictions for injured maritime employees to recover compensation for their injuries from their employers.  Victims of a maritime accidents can seek money damages when their injuries are the result of the careless or negligent acts of an employer or coworker.  If you are involved in an accident at sea, call or stop by and talk to a maritime injury lawyer at Greene & Phillips.

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