The maritime industry provides employment for more than 400,000 men and women in the U.S. These men and women face higher-than-usual risks of injuries, fatalities, and illnesses than many other industries.
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) research cites the following as commonly occurring maritime hazards that might lead to injuries:
- Fire hazards
- Cargo shifts
- Slick surfaces
- Unmade repairs
- Faulty equipment
- Machinery hazards
- Scrapping of vessels
- Construction hazards
- Dangerous chemicals
- Confinement in tight spaces
If your career involves the maritime industry and you were injured, an Alexandria maritime injury lawyer from Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers may help you identify the at-fault party, prove the negligence that led to your accident, and establish your right to financial compensation.
When you are ready to explore your recovery options, contact the client intake team at Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers by calling (318) 777-7777 today.
Compensation for Maritime Injuries
Injuries sustained in a maritime accident can be compensable, although this type of injury case is usually governed by maritime laws instead of personal injury laws. As part of your compensation case, you may recoup the following expenses and losses:
- Medical and rehabilitation expenses
- Income loss throughout your recovery
- Lasting physical impairments
- Physical pain and suffering
- Mental and emotional suffering
Your case is unique, so you may be entitled to additional compensation not included here. When we handle your lawsuit, we take time to ensure your case is accurately valued and that you pursue the recovery you may be entitled to due to negligence.
For a free legal consultation with a maritime injury lawyer serving Alexandria, call (318) 777-7777
The Value of a Maritime Injury Lawyer
Are you pursuing your employer for financial recovery after suffering an on-the-job injury? If so, your compensation lawsuit might benefit from the assistance of a maritime injury lawyer. When our team represents you, we help you:
- Understand and interpret maritime law
- Understand and interpret the Jones Act
- Accurately value your recoverable damages
- Handle insurance forms and communications
- Locate and interview accident witnesses
You do not have to navigate the financial recovery process on your own. When you leave these details to us, you have time to focus on your physical recovery. We focus on recovering the monetary compensation you are entitled to due to neglect.
Contact the case assessment team at Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers by calling (318) 777-7777 to get guidance and direction from an Alexandria maritime injury lawyer.
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Types of Maritime Industry Careers
The maritime industry involves a wide range of career possibilities, including:
- Commercial divers
- Commercial fishermen
- Processing plant employees
- Shipyard workers
- Transportation employees
Maritime laws control the shipping business and its variables. Governed by maritime law, the following types of accidents and injuries might mean you are eligible for financial compensation from your employer:
- Barge accidents
- Deckhand injury
- Dockworker accidents
- Seaman injury
- Shipyard accidents
Workers in each of these accidents or industries might incur dangers in their line of work. When employee injuries result from negligence, they might be compensable via a lawsuit or insurance claim.
Types of Maritime Injuries
Workers in the maritime industry face dangers that could frequently place them at risk, including slippery floors and decks, loose and shifting cargo, and equipment-related dangers. Commonly reported accidents may include:
- Falls over railings or from equipment that might lead to accidental drownings
- Slip, trip, and fall accidents that could cause fractures, bone breaks, or head injuries
- Confinement or becoming trapped, which could lead to crushing injuries
- Electrical or chemical burns that could damage one’s skin or nerves
Call for a free case consultation with a member of our team if you have suffered one or more of these injuries. You might be eligible for financial compensation to support yourself and your family while you recover from your injuries.
Proving Fault and Assigning Liability
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), worker safety is increased when equipment and vessels undergo regular maintenance and upkeep, chemicals are safely stored, and environmental hazards are controlled and managed.
As in all personal injury-based compensation lawsuits, yours requires proving the at-fault party’s negligence. To do so, we may prove the at-fault party’s duty, breach, cause, and damages.
Duty of Care
Your maritime workplace owes you a standard of care that can be provided with simple maintenance and attention to detail. That includes ensuring that indoor and outdoor floors are well maintained and that equipment undergoes routine care and maintenance. It also means ensuring that workers are well-trained and provided with all necessary safety equipment.
Breach of Duty
If any of the above-mentioned conditions are not met, or your safety during your employment is compromised in any other fashion, you and your fellow workers might be at risk of injury. If that happens, your employer may be considered in breach of their duty to provide you with a standard of care.
Cause of Injuries
Your employer or the owner of the vessel where you work might bear financial responsibility for your injuries if they were caused by their negligence. We may use your medical records and bills to prove the cause and cost of your injuries.
If the at-fault party’s action led to your injuries, they may be responsible for your financial damages. Our team may help prove their negligence, value your injuries, and negotiate with the at-fault party.
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Put an Alexandria Maritime Injury Lawyer to Work for You
Were you or someone you love injured in a maritime accident during your employment? Our maritime injury lawyer can assess the monetary value of your lawsuit, prove the negligence that led to your injuries, and negotiate for a favorable settlement on your behalf.
Learn more about how a lawyer from our firm could help you identify and seek recovery from the at-fault party. Contact the maritime accident team at Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers today by calling (318) 777-7777.