Florida Offshore Injury Lawyer
Legal Help with Jones Act Claims and More
Encompassing approximately 1,350 miles, Florida has the longest coastline in the contiguous United States. The state's location and extensive coast make it an important area for the maritime industry. At Arnold & Itkin LLP, we serve clients throughout the Florida area who have been injured offshore or in any of the state's navigable waters. We are committed to helping maritime workers recover the fair, complete compensation to which they may be entitled under the
Jones Act, Longshore and
Harbor Workers' Compensation Act,
Death on the High Seas Act, and other applicable
maritime laws. With extensive experience and resources, we are able to competently handle these matters.
By contacting our offices, you can schedule a free consultation with a Florida offshore injury lawyer who can properly address your concerns and answer whatever
questions you may have related to this important matter. The following are a few of the major port cities in Florida that our skilled maritime injury attorneys serve:
- Port of Tampa, Florida is the largest port in the state, handling nearly half of the ocean-borne commerce that travels through Florida. It is located approximately 25 miles from open waters of the Gulf of Mexico on the western coast of the state. Most of the ships that sail in and out of the port are general cargo ships, though there are bulk and tanker ships as well. This port is also one of the most popular departure ports for western Caribbean cruises from the U.S. It served 3,416 vessels and handled 42.6 million tons of cargo in 2008 alone. The Tampa Port Authority handles the management, development, and marketing of the Port of Tampa.
- Port of Jacksonville, Florida is an international trade seaport located on the St. Johns River. It is the newest port in the U.S. and carries more than 21 million tons of cargo every year. The Port of Jacksonville Port Authority is responsible for managing and marketing the port, operating and securing terminals, managing finances, and handling government and external relations. It is estimated that the Port of Jacksonville generates $2.7 billion each year to northeast Florida's economy. It served 1,827 cargo vessels in 2008. The key marine terminals in the port include the Blount Island Marine Terminal, Talleyrand Marine Terminal, Dames Point Terminal, TraPac Container Terminal, and Hanjin Container Terminal.
- Port of Pensacola, Florida is located on the banks of Pensacola Bay on the southern shores of the Florida Panhandle, off the Gulf Coast. The Port of Pensacola has 8 deep-draft berths and more than 37,000 square meters of covered storage. Its major cargoes include paper, cement, bagged agricultural products, animal feed, frozen goods, construction supplies and materials, and power plant/power generation equipment. The port authority is the City of Pensacola, Department of the Port of Pensacola.
- Port of Miami, Florida is located just east of the Everglades in Biscayne Bay at the mouth of the Miami River. Miami is one of the leading tourist and resort destinations in the U.S. It is also one of the nation's busiest ports as it serves as a major gateway for cargo as well as for cruise ships. It is estimated that the Port of Miami contributes more than $17 billion to the economy in South Florida. It handles an estimated 7.42 million tons of cargo and nearly 2,500 vessels every year. Miami Dade County is the port authority.
In addition to helping maritime workers in these areas, we can handle claims for accidents and injuries that occur offshore as well as in the following port cities: Port of Fort Pierce, Port Everglades, Port of Jacksonville, Port of Key West, Port Manatee, Port Panama City, Port St. Petersburg, and all others.
Florida Offshore Injury Attorney
Looking for more information about your legal rights after an offshore accident? Have you fallen ill or been seriously injured while at sea? Take this opportunity to speak with a skilled maritime injury attorney who will be able to properly assess the situation to determine what benefits you may be entitled to.
Contact a Florida offshore injury attorney at our law office today. We look forward to seeing how we can assist you.