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Protecting Injured Seamen Under the Jones Act

Working in the maritime industry can be dangerous. Seamen, harbor workers, and longshoremen may face a number of hazards every day, but many are avoided by proper training and implementation of safety measures. If a vessel owner, maritime employer, or crew member is negligent or makes a mistake, however, a worker may be seriously injured. Immediately involving a New York offshore injury attorney is one of the most important steps that an injured maritime worker can take. If you were working and were injured in an accident or were diagnosed with an occupational illness, you may have the right to seek maintenance and cure benefits that will cover medical bills and will enable you to provide for yourself and your family while you are unable to work. The Jones Act, Death on the High Seas Act, Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act, and other maritime laws may offer you the ability to seek benefits for various expenses and losses. A maritime injury lawyer can explain what benefits you may be entitled to receive.

The legal team at our offshore injury law firm represents seamen and dock workers throughout the state of New York. We represent clients who were working on vessels in navigable waters in the state as well as those injured in offshore accidents at sea. If you are interested in learning more about what we can do to help with your maritime injury claim, we welcome you to call for a confidential consultation. A competent lawyer can address your concerns.

Ports of Call in New York

We have included basic information regarding the main ports in New York. We represent workers at these ports as well as those who work on the vessels that travel through these ports of call.

  • Port of New York, New York is located at the mouth of the Hudson River. It is one of the largest ports in the United States. In 2008, the Port of New York and New Jersey handled 88.9 million tons of cargo. This included nearly 67.4 million tons of imports and more than 21.5 million tons of exports. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is the port authority for the Port of New York. It oversees operations and planning for the Port of New York and the bi-state region.
  • Port of Albany, New York, also known as the Port of Albany-Rensselaer, is located at Hudson River with facilities on both sides of the river in Albany and Rensselaer, New York. The port includes the largest grain elevator in the U.S. east of the Mississippi River and has the tallest harbor crane in New York. In total, the Port of Albany consists of approximately 236 acres. The port authority is the Albany Port District Commission.
  • Port of Buffalo, New York is located far on the northeastern shores of Lake Erie where it meets the Niagara River in western New York. It is owned and operated by Gateway Metroport. The Port of Buffalo is the first major U.S. port of call encountered by vessels entering or leaving the Great Lakes. It is ranked 28th among all U.S. seaports and is seventh among the Great Lakes ports. The central location of the Port of Buffalo makes it a prime spot for distribution of goods to Canada, which are estimated to reach 75% of the Canadian population.

The maritime injury lawyers at our firm serve harbor workers, longshoremen, and seamen working in and traveling through all the ports in New York, including the three listed above as well as the Port of Alexandria Bay, Bay Shore Harbor, Greenport Harbor, Port of Cape Vincent, Kismet Harbor, Port of Newburgh, Port of Ogdensburg, Port of Rochester, Patchoque Harbor, Port of Yonkers, and many more.

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Now is the time to schedule your confidential, free case review with an attorney at our firm. At Arnold & Itkin LLP, we have recovered billions of dollars for the injured. We are ready to see how we can properly handle your Jones Act or other maritime injury claim. Interested in learning more? Contact a New York offshore injury lawyer.

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