When does Maritime law apply And How Do I Know If It Applies to My Case?
Were you in Navigable Waters?
Maritime Law is a body of laws and regulations covering issues that happens on what is known as navigable waters. These are bodies of water used for interstate and international commerce and include interconnected systems of lakes, rivers, seas and oceans.
You might be able to file a lawsuit under state or federal laws for compensation for your injuries. Peter Pfund can help explain your legal options and help you decide the best legal course of action for you to take based on your current situation and where you are today.
Have you been involved in a Maritime Accident?
If you’ve been involved in a maritime accident, you may be entitled to recover the following damages in an offshore injury claim.
- Medical Costs
- Loss of earning capacity
- Physical pain
- Mental anguish
- Physical limitations
- Permanent disability
- Laws of Liability are unique in Maritime cases. Compensation may be different as well.
- You may be entitled to what’s called “maintenance and cure” under the Jones Act. Payments vary and failure to provide maintenance and cure may invoke penalties
Other Types of Maritime Accidents
You might be entitled to Vocational Rehabilitation and Disability under the Longshore Harbor Workers Compensation Act, the Outer Continental Shelf leasing laws, and a Defense Base Act impairment rating.
Employees can suffer injuries while at port, equipment related injuries, ship accidents, mooring line injures, injuries as a result of insufficient manpower, and other maritime injuries.
If you’ve been involved in any type of maritime accident, you may be entitled to recover the following damages in an offshore injury claim. Contact Mr. Pfund today for a free and confidential legal consultation about the best legal course of action for you to take.