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Legal Help for Seamen, Dock Workers, and Harbor Workers

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.

Key Ports in Pennsylvania

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:

  • Port of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania is located at the southeastern border of the commonwealth, where the Delaware River meets the Schuylkill River. Philadelphia is the fifth largest city in the U.S. and the largest city in Pennsylvania. The 11-member board of the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority is responsible for the development and improvement of the Port of Philadelphia. As the port is essential to the economy in Philadelphia and the surrounding regions, the port authority has the task of keeping it as busy as possible. The Port of Philadelphia handled just over 35 million tons of cargo in 2007.
  • Port of Pittsburgh, PA is located in southwestern Pennsylvania where the Allegheny River and Monongahela River meet to form the Ohio River. This is an inland port and is the second busiest of its kind in the U.S. The Port of Pittsburg Commission is responsible for managing and promoting the commercial use and development of the port in order to positively impact its influence on the region's economy. In 2007, the Port of Pittsburgh handled over 38 million tons of cargo. The largest portion of this cargo was coal, at 28 million tons.
  • Port of Erie, PA is located in northwestern Pennsylvania, on the southeastern shores of Lake Erie. The natural harbor is protected by a 10-kilometer peninsula, Presque Isle. As the Port of Erie is Pennsylvania's only port on Lake Erie, it plays a valuable role as a center for commercial and recreational opportunities for customers worldwide. The Erie-Western Pennsylvania Port Authority is responsible for managing the port while promoting its development and operations.

We can also handle claims involving the Port of Marcus Hook Penn Terminals and the Port of Chester.

Filing a Jones Act Claim in Pennsylvania: (888) 346-5024

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.

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