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New Jersey Offshore Injury Lawyer

Working with a New Jersey offshore injury lawyer is a wise choice if you are a maritime worker who has been injured, or if you have lost a loved one as the result of an offshore accident. Maritime workers have specific rights when it comes to accidents, injuries, and illnesses that are related to their jobs. The Jones Act, Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act, Death on the High Seas Act, and other maritime laws outline specific benefits and legal rights for these workers and their families. A competent attorney can ensure one's rights under applicable maritime laws are fully protected.

At the offshore injury law firm of Arnold & Itkin LLP, we are dedicated to representing injured seamen and their families in these important maritime injury claims. We have recovered billions of dollars for our clients and are prepared to see how we can best assist you. With the help of one of our skilled maritime injury lawyers, you may be able to recover financial compensation for medical care, lost earnings, and even living expenses while you are injured. Our primary goal is to recover the highest amount of compensation possible, as we know this will make rebuilding and moving on with your life a much easier task to undertake.

Helpful Information: Ports in New Jersey

We have gathered some basic information about the main ports in New Jersey. In addition to representing employees who work at these ports, we help seamen who work on the vessels that travel through seaports and river ports throughout the state as well as the entire U.S.

  • Port of Newark, New Jersey is located on the banks of the Passaic River and on Newark Bay in New Jersey. Newark is the biggest city in New Jersey and is the county seat of Essex County. The Port Newark-Elizabeth Marine Terminal serves New York Harbor and is the busiest container shipping port on Newark Bay. In 2008 alone, the port handled nearly 89 million tons of cargo. Some of the primary types of cargo handled include: beer, ale, women's and infants' apparel, paper, automobiles, scrap metal and steel, salt, cement and petroleum. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey handles planning, administration, and operations for the Port of Newark.
  • Port of Perth Amboy, New Jersey is located in east-central New Jersey on the southwestern shores of the Raritan Bay, at the mouth of the Raritan River. The port authority for the Port of Perth Amboy is a private company called the Port of Perth Amboy Municipal Marina, but it also does business as "Perth Amboy Port Authority." Half of the five-kilometer waterfront of the Port of Perth Amboy is privately owned by the municipality and the other half is owned by private interests. The port's deep-water facilities are relied upon by several industrial and commercial facilities.
  • Port of Camden, New Jersey is located on the eastern shores of the Delaware River, opposite the Port of Philadelphia. The South Jersey Port Corporation is the port authority for the port and owns and operates the Beckett Street Terminal and the Broadway Terminal. Some of the main products handled by the Port of Camden include: fresh fruit, cocoa beans, wood and steel products, minerals, iron ore, scrap metal, apparel, motor vehicles, and consumer goods.

Maritime Injury / Jones Act Claims in New Jersey

Filing a claim after a maritime injury in or off the shores of New Jersey may be complicated, particularly if you are unsure of your rights under the Jones Act or other relevant maritime laws. Fortunately, our injury attorneys' experience and knowledge can make a difference in your ability to take the appropriate approach to your claim, as we seek the full benefits to which you may be entitled.

Contact a New Jersey offshore injury attorney at our firm to discuss your maritime injury claim.

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