Virginia Maritime Lawyers
Legal Representation for Maritime Workers & Their Families
Maritime workers in Virginia, including seamen, longshoremen, and harbor workers, may face injuries or illnesses that entitle them to financial compensation under the Jones Act and other maritime laws. Navigating these claims can be complex, however, highlighting the need for a knowledgeable Virginia maritime attorney. Arnold & Itkin is skilled in assessing such cases, and determining potential compensation from employers or other liable parties for injuries sustained due to negligence, lax safety standards, or vessel unseaworthiness.
Our legal team brings extensive experience in representing injured maritime workers across Virginia and nationwide. We have won more than $20 billion for our clients, including families of maritime workers who have tragically lost their lives, and we have helped after the worst disasters. For insights specific to your case, we offer free consultations.
Virginia Maritime Law Services
As Virginia maritime attorneys, we provide legal counsel for seamen, harbor workers, and crews injured in any type of maritime accident, including those occurring in Virginia's inland waterways or offshore in U.S. or international waters. This includes major Virginia ports such as:
- Port of Norfolk: Situated on the Elizabeth River near Chesapeake Bay, the Port of Norfolk is managed by the Virginia Port Authority. Known for its international terminals and efficient cranes, the Port of Norfolk plays a vital role in Virginia's maritime commerce. It handled 14.3 million tons of containerized imports in 2022.
- Port of Newport News: Located near the mouth of the James River in Hampton Roads, this port is just a short distance from the Port of Norfolk. The Newport News Marine Terminal, operated by the Virginia Port Authority, is known for handling steel and project cargo with exceptional efficiency.
- Port of Portsmouth: Part of the Hampton Roads harbor, this port is near the Port of Norfolk and is managed by the Virginia Port Authority. Along with others in the Port of Virginia, it handles significant cargo volumes.
- Port of Alexandria: A smaller port located at the Virginia-Maryland border on the Potomac River, the Port of Alexandria's operations are overseen by the Alexandria Port Authority.
We also extend our legal services to other Virginia ports, including the Port of Richmond, Port of Chesapeake, Port Cape Charles, Port of Hopewell, Port of Piney Point, and Port of Yorktown.
Contact a Virginia Maritime Attorney About Your Case
If you have suffered an injury or illness as a maritime worker, it's essential to understand your rights and options. A Virginia maritime attorney at our firm can provide the counsel and support needed to navigate your claim and seek the compensation you deserve. We are committed to advocating for the rights of maritime workers in Virginia.