Pennsylvania Maritime Attorneys
Legal Advocacy for Seamen & Harbor Workers
The maritime industry, encompassing work on ships, offshore rigs, docks, and harbors, is fraught with dangers when negligence is involved. Injured seamen and harbor workers in Pennsylvania have specific rights after workplace injuries and illnesses, including medical care, lost earnings, and more.
To fully understand your rights and options, speaking with a Pennsylvania maritime attorney is essential. A firm that's experienced with the Jones Act, Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act, and other admiralty and maritime laws can offer vital information tailored to your job and injuries, aiding in the full recovery of benefits.
Important Ports in Pennsylvania
Arnold & Itkin represents maritime workers both in Pennsylvania and nationwide. We leverage our experience to assist injured seamen, dock workers, harbor workers, and longshoremen, including those involved in offshore accidents.
We help workers at and seamen traveling through or near all Pennsylvania ports, such as:
- Port of Philadelphia: At the confluence of the Delaware and Schuylkill Rivers, the Port of Philadelphia is a key asset. Managed by the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority, it handled over 7 million metric tons of cargo in 2021.
- Port of Pittsburgh: An inland port at the convergence of the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers, the Port of Pittsburgh is the second busiest of its kind in the U.S. The Port of Pittsburgh Commission oversees its operations.
- Port of Erie: As Pennsylvania's only Lake Erie port, the Port of Erie is vital for commercial and recreational activities alike. The port is managed by the Erie-Western Pennsylvania Port Authority.
We also handle cases involving the Port of Marcus Hook Penn Terminals and the Port of Chester.
Filing a Jones Act Claim in Pennsylvania
Navigating a Jones Act claim or any maritime injury matter can be complex, particularly when faced with employer or vessel owner opposition. A Pennsylvania maritime lawyer from our firm can vigorously defend your legal rights, aiming for the most favorable settlement or verdict. We are committed to upholding the rights of all maritime and offshore workers, fighting to ensure they receive the justice and compensation they deserve.