Working on a ship, offshore rig, dock or harbor can be dangerous, particularly when an employer, crew member, or vessel owner is negligent. Fortunately, injured seamen and harbor workers have particular rights when it comes to on-the-job injuries and illness. They may be entitled to benefits for medical care, lost earnings, and possibly more.
The best way to find out what financial compensation you may be able to receive is by contacting a Pennsylvania offshore injury attorney. A lawyer who is familiar with the Jones Act, Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act, and other maritime laws can provide you with information that applies to your particular line of work and injuries. This can make all the difference in your ability to recover full benefits.
At Arnold & Itkin, we represent clients throughout the U.S. We are able to use our experience to help injured seamen, dock workers, harbor workers and longshoremen throughout Pennsylvania and nationwide, including those injured in offshore accidents. You may have been working at a port in Pennsylvania or may have been injured while working as a crew member on a vessel traveling to or from one of these ports. No matter the circumstances surrounding your injuries, you can feel confident that we can provide you with knowledgeable counsel.
We have included some basic information about the major ports in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania:
We can also handle claims involving the Port of Marcus Hook Penn Terminals and the Port of Chester.
Filing a Jones Act claim or any type of injury claim under maritime law can be a complicated undertaking. It is made much more difficult when your employer or the vessel owner attempts to counteract the claim by alleging that you were responsible for your injuries. This is when a Pennsylvania Jones Act lawyer will stand up for your legal rights, protecting your interests to the fullest extent while seeking the settlement or verdict you deserve.
For a free consultation regarding your maritime injury claim, contact our law firm at our firm today.
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.