For over 35 years, Healy & Jordan has helped the Gulfport, Mississippi, and New Orleans areas with maritime and offshore law. Much of our help has included offshore claims.
These laws work differently than typical worker’s compensation cases. So you will need to take a different approach.
The following sections will help you better understand maritime law injuries by covering the following:
Keep reading to learn more.
A maritime injury occurs when workers on sea vessels or offshore worksites in U.S. navigable waters sustain injuries from various scenarios. Examples include exposure to toxic materials or falling equipment striking your head.
Maritime workers must file a work-related claim within a certain number of days to receive compensation. If the plaintiff seeks further legal action, they could take their employers to court to receive compensation for their injury.
For example, with the Jones Act, you must file your claim within 7 days of the injury . And you would have 3 years to sue your employer.
However, maritime workers do not qualify for typical worker’s compensation. So plaintiffs will need to take different legal actions and seek help from a local legal firm.
The many types of admiralty injury claims include:
1 The Jones Act defines “seaman” as someone who spends 30% or more of their time on navigable waters .
The claim that you pursue will depend on your situation. If unsafe equipment in an oil rig caused your injury, you will want to pursue an unseaworthiness claim.
You will want to consult legal help to help you determine the best path to pursue.
You can receive compensation for the following offshore injuries:
You or someone you love could sustain an injury from the above examples from electrocution, collapsed equipment, slippery surfaces, or other examples.
If you had an on-the-job injury, inform your employer immediately after receiving medical treatment. Otherwise, your employer could take advantage of the delayed response time during litigation.
The following workers can possibly receive compensation for maritime injury claims:
You can also file an admiralty claim if you suffered from an injury on these worksites:
Various other work environments can lead to injuries eligible for maritime injury claims. If you have suffered an injury, speak to someone immediately by calling 228-383-0271.
You can receive admiralty compensation for some of the following expenses:
Report on your injury immediately. Collect evidence such as testimonies and medical records. Otherwise, a lack of detail in your case could lead to not receiving the compensation you deserve.
Stop searching for a maritime admiralty lawyer in Gulfport, Mississippi. Healy & Jordan PLLC will help you in offshore and marine matters like:
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