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.
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:
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.
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.