Accidents that occur on the open seas are handled differently than accidents that occur on dry land. If you were hurt on a boat, on a dock, or in a shipyard, you should contact a marine accident attorney at your earliest opportunity. You may be entitled to compensation beyond what you think you’re entitled to. At the Maus Law Firm, we have the experience handling marine accident cases that you need to protect your rights.
Recreational Boating Accidents
Recreational boating accidents can be catastrophic or deadly, and they are often caused by people operating a boat improperly. Whether someone is operating a boat while under the influence of alcohol, speeding in a no-wake zone, or otherwise behaving dangerously, they put other people’s safety at risk. If you were hurt in a recreational boating accident, talk to a marine accident attorney to learn your rights.
Cruise Ship Accidents
Cruise ship accidents have been in the news lately. While most cruise accidents aren’t attention-grabbers like the Costa Concordia shipwreck or the Carnival Triumph fire, they happen more frequently than you may think. Cruise ship litigation is also more challenging than other personal injury cases, so speak to an experienced cruise accident lawyer as soon as possible after being injured on a cruise.
Longshoremen are covered by the Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act, which is similar to state workers’ comp laws. If you are unsure how to navigate the LHWCA process, speak with a work comp attorney who has experience in helping longshoremen understand and receive the benefits to which they are entitled. The job of the longshoreman is dangerous and critical to the economy. Protect your rights if you’re one of these hardworking Americans.
Commercial Fishing Accidents
Commercial fishermen are covered under the Jones Act and Federal Maritime Law. Federal Maritime Law is like workers’ comp in some ways, but different in others. If you’re a commercial fisherman injured on the job, and you don’t know whether your employer is addressing your situation properly, contact a work comp attorney. Choose an attorney who knows how to protect commercial fishermen’s rights, like the skilled, committed attorneys at the Maus Law Firm.