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Offshore Injury Law Firm Representing Virginia Seamen

If you were injured or fell ill while working as a seaman, longshoreman, or harbor worker, you may have specific legal rights under the Jones Act or other maritime laws that will entitle you to financial compensation. Filing a claim of this kind may be a difficult and complex undertaking, however, so it is important to work with an attorney who is knowledgeable in maritime law.

A Virginia offshore injury lawyer can review the matter for you to determine what monetary damages you may be able to receive from your employer or perhaps another party that should be held accountable for your injuries. For example, if you were working as a seaman on a vessel and were injured because of another's negligence or the unseaworthiness of the ship, this may provide you with the grounds to file a Jones Act claim. The benefits you recover can make all the difference in your ability to pay medical bills and provide for yourself and your family in spite of lost earnings while you were unable to work.

At Arnold & Itkin LLP, our legal team is highly experienced in representing injured maritime workers throughout Virginia as well as nationwide. We have successfully recovered billions of dollars for the injured and families of maritime workers who have lost their lives. To learn more about your case, we welcome you to call our offices for a free consultation.

Offshore Injury Lawyer Serving Virginia

An offshore injury lawyer at our firm may be able to assist you with virtually any type of Jones Act or other maritime injury claim for an injury that occurred in Virginia or off the shores of the commonwealth. We have included some helpful information about the major port cities in the area:

  • Port of Norfolk, Virginia is located on the banks of the Elizabeth River at the mouth of Chesapeake Bay on the southeastern shore of the Commonwealth of Virginia. The Virginia Port Authority, an agency under the Secretary of Transportation, is responsible for operations and marketing for the Port of Norfolk. The Virginia Port Authority works to improve commerce in an environmentally responsible manner. The Port of Norfolk International Terminals contains 14 of the largest and most efficient cranes in the world.
  • Port of Newport News, Virginia is located on the north shores of the harbor of Hampton Roads at the mouth of the James River in southeastern Virginia. It is situated a mere 7 nautical miles from the Port of Norfolk. Newport News is an independent city in the Commonwealth of Virginia and plays an important role in the maritime industry in the region. The Port of Newport News has a reputation for efficiency and quality in the handling of steel and project cargo. The Virginia Port Authority is responsible for operating and marketing the Newport News Marine Terminal.
  • Port of Portsmouth, Virginia is located in southeastern Virginia on the Elizabeth River, at the mouth of Chesapeake Bay. Located only 7 nautical miles from the Port of Norfolk, it is part of the natural harbor that makes up the Port of Virginia known as the Hampton Roads. The Port of Portsmouth Marine Terminal is operated by the Virginia Port Authority. Together with the other terminals in the Port of Virginia, the Port of Portsmouth handled 51.3 million tons of cargo in 2008. It is the second largest container terminal in Virginia.
  • Port of Alexandria, Virginia is a small port located in the northern part of the commonwealth at the Virginia-Maryland border, on the western bank of the Potomac River. The Alexandria Port Authority is responsible for operating and managing the port.

We can also help with cases involving the Port of Richmond, Port of Chesapeake, Port Cape Charles, Port of Hopewell, Port of Piney Point, and Port of Yorktown.

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