Have You Suffered from an Injury at Sea? Get Help from an Experienced Maritime Lawyer

There are many challenges involved when a person works on a ship. There are many risks that they may not have been aware of when they took the job. If you have worked as a seaman and been injured then you are likely not sure what the next step is. While the right way forward will vary based on your exact experience, one thing is true: Contact a maritime attorney for a free legal consultation is the next step.

You need an attorney who specializes in maritime law

The Jones Act, which is part of the Merchant Marine Act of 1920, states that if a person spends 30% or more of their working hours on an assigned vessel then they are covered. This means that if a seaman is injured that the owner of the ship can be taken to court in a personal injury case or wrongful death case, in the event that they are at fault. It also gives the seaman the right to a jury trial.

This process is not that same as a typical workers’ compensation claim

There are plenty of California and Arizona attorneys with tons of experience working on workers’ compensation claims. However, the type of claim filed for a maritime accident is vastly different than your typical workers’ compensation claim. You want to work with an attorney who is experienced in this particular type of law and who understands the rules and procedures.

Those of us at The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker are experienced in these cases. We work with other firms as well to ensure that the team working on your case is entirely versed in this situation and the laws so that we can get you the maximum award you are entitled to.

Are you wondering how much your maritime law case is worth?

The amount that your case is worth varies based on a wide range of factors. For example, the severity of your injury will play a big part. The strength of the evidence you have will make a big impact as well. Regardless of the situation, you can absolutely count on us to offer you a reasonable estimate for your case when you call us at 800-333-0000 for a free legal consultation.

We will look at all possible areas of recovery to ensure we are considering them all. This could include emotional distress, past and future medical costs, vocational retraining, lost wages, disability, lost earning power, rehabilitation costs, and long-term care.

Stop wondering and get the answers you need today

Today is the day to find out what your real options are. We have nearly 40 years of experience and can work with you from the first day of your claim to the last. We are here to help you get what you are owed. Do not worry about the future – contact us at 800-333-0000 for a free legal consultation.