New York Maritime Attorneys
Defending the Rights of Injured Maritime Workers
In the inherently risky maritime industry, seamen, harbor workers, and longshoremen face numerous hazards. Despite safety measures, negligence on the part of vessel owners, maritime employers, or crew members can lead to severe injuries. In such cases, consulting with a New York maritime attorney is crucial. Injured maritime workers in New York have rights to seek maintenance and cure benefits for medical expenses and loss of income, and other entitlements under the Jones Act, Death on the High Seas Act, and Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act. A seasoned New York maritime attorney can guide you through the legal process to ensure you receive the benefits you deserve.
Arnold & Itkin represents maritime workers across New York, including those injured in navigable state waters and offshore accidents. We offer confidential consultations to address your maritime injury claim and explain how our experienced legal team can assist you.
Navigating New York's Major Ports
We represent workers in all major New York ports and seamen aboard vessels traversing these ports:
- Port of New York and New Jersey: The largest port on the East Coast and the second-largest in the United States, the Port of New York and New Jersey handled nearly 9.5 million TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units) of cargo in 2022, valued at about $271 billion. It is managed by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.
- Port of Albany: Known as the Port of Albany-Rensselaer, this Hudson River port boasts significant features like the largest grain elevator east of the Mississippi and the tallest harbor crane in New York State. The Albany Port District Commission manages operations a the Port of Albany-Rensselaer.
- Port of Buffalo: Situated at the intersection of Lake Erie and the Niagara River, the Port of Buffalo is a critical United States port of call for vessels entering or leaving the Great Lakes. It is also a key distribution point for goods to Canada. The Port of Buffalo is operated by Gateway Metroport.
Arnold & Itkin serves maritime workers in all New York ports, including Port of Alexandria Bay, Bay Shore Harbor, Greenport Harbor, Port of Cape Vincent, Kismet Harbor, Port of Newburgh, Port of Ogdensburg, Port of Rochester, Patchogue Harbor, Port of Yonkers, and many others.
Contact a New York Maritime Lawyer for a Case Review
Now is the time to schedule your free, confidential case review with a New York maritime attorney at Arnold & Itkin. With a track record of recovering billions of dollars for the injured, we are well-equipped to handle your Jones Act or other maritime injury claim. We are committed to setting things right after the worst offshore incidents.