Personal Injury at Sea
When someone gets injured while at sea, they could find themselves at a loss over what they should do. This feeling is not uncommon, because it seems that the law would have little to no power when someone is off land. Well, fortunately, this just isn't true. When injuries and accidents occur anywhere at sea, which inclues cruise ships, or other common carriers, a person is protected under maritime law, also known as admiralty law. This enforces that ship opeators must exersice reasonable care and safety for its passengers, and will held accountable for any injuries that may be caused due negligence, or other actions.
Have you or someone you known been injuried while at sea? If so, you may be entitled to compensation for any injuries. Contact a maritime lawyer in your area for legal help today.
While there are various types of injuries that may occur while at sea, according to the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA), approximately 43% of reported maritime injuries that occur result due to slip and fall accidents.
Some other types of maritime injuries that may occur while at sea include, by not limited to:
When attempting to file compensation for an injury suffered while at sea, it can be very complex and challenging. This is why having an experienced lawyer that handles maritime law cases, is the best option to help make the process easier, and to deliver the results you need during this difficult time.
If you have lost a loved one suffered an injury or accident while at sea, one of our experienced attorneys may be able to help. Contact a maritime lawyer in your area to discuss your case today.