If you or someone you love was injured in Missouri or anywhere in the United States or off the coast, it is important to consult an attorney who has a solid understanding of maritime law and how it may affect your right to seek and recover financial compensation. A Missouri Jones Act attorney may be able to accurately determine what rights you have under the Jones Act or other applicable maritime laws. For example, if you were working on a barge and were injured because the vessel owner or your employer was negligent in some way, you may be entitled to compensation for maintenance and cure. You may be able to receive benefits that will cover medical care, lost earnings, and possibly more. A lawyer who understands the ins and outs of maritime law can not only advise you of your best options but can protect your legal rights through the claims process to help you seek maximum compensation.
Though Missouri is located inland, it borders the Mississippi River and therefore has a number of river ports along the Mississippi and the Missouri River. The people who work on the barges and other vessels that travel through the ports in Missouri or who work at the ports themselves may be at risk of serious injury due to the inherent dangers associated with the maritime industry. We have included some interesting facts about a few of the key ports in Missouri:
Some of the other ports our offshore injury law firm serves include: Port of Hannibal, New Madrid County Port, Port of Mississippi County, Port of St. Joseph, Port of West Quincy, and Pemiscot County Port.
After any type of maritime injury, one of the most important things you can do is discuss your options with an attorney. Without legal representation, you may find that your employer will not pay you the full value of your claim. You may be unsure of whether you are entitled to benefits in the first place. A maritime lawyer at our firm can review your case from every angle to provide accurate insight.
Arnold & Itkin represented nearly a third of the crewmembers injured in the Deepwater Horizon explosion.
Because maritime law is so complex and so complicated, it is crucial that you work with an attorney who has an in-depth understanding of how it works and who has proven themselves in similar cases before.