Beaumont Types of Maritime Injury Cases

Are you in Beaumont? Were you injured in a Marine or Maritime accident? Give Carabin Shaw a call. We can help. Call us at 1.800.862.1260

Some of the various but related issues which Carabin Shaw is set up to help you with include, but are not limited to, the following:

Cases arising under Admiralty Law

Across our nation, admiralty law refers to the laws that govern the way in which vessels can behave while out to sea. Maritime law refers to the same thing with an addition. “Maritime” law also includes those workers whose jobs are related to the water but may not be actually in the water when working. These people get different legal treatment also. Many, if not most, of these laws are either Federal or international. Such laws tend to be recognized by other countries and by the Federal Courts. These may be among the oldest laws still on the books, but they remain important in our modern days.

Claims under the “Jones Act”

The Federally passed Jones Act gives coverage to American seamen in a situation that got caused by “unseaworthiness” of a boat or vessel or “negligence” committed by a third party which then caused him or her an injury. This is one specialized part of admiralty/maritime law and can be the foundation for an off shore worker or seaman who got injured to file a claim.

Marine Injuries

All across coastal and inland waterways, seamen and other workers are susceptible to fatal or serious injuries. If you are such a person who has an injury like this, you should not have to suffer in silence. There are State and Federal laws which cover claims such as yours and that a good lawyer will be able to use assist you in seeking the compensation that you and your family richly deserve.

Maritime Injury Causes

There can be many different causes which can leave a seaman or woman with injuries suffered while working in a maritime job. From falls to fires, and even malfunctioning or defective equipment, the hazards of your job can leave you worker susceptible to debilitating or serious injuries when working in an offshore context.

Maritime Injury Law

Should a seaman, or other offshore worker, get injured while on the job, they may be protected by admiralty or maritime law. If they are, it would allow them an opportunity to go after just compensation. Topics which are covered by admiralty or maritime law include the Longshore & Harbor Workers Compensation Act, the Jones Act, and other national and international marine and admiralty law.

Your Medical Rights

Get hurt while working offshore? You should know that you have the right to medical treatment which should get protected. As an example, you have a right to pick your very own doctor when you get hurt. Do you want to learn more about your medical rights? Do you want to learn about your other rights? Your employer may not tell you.

Importance of Hiring a Qualified Maritime Attorney

Unlike most workers' compensation claims under state law, there is no specific, specialized administrative court which will oversee your admiralty or marine injury claim. Instead, claims covered by admiralty or maritime law have to be filed in federal or state court, like other litigation. Some claims get settled in pre-litigation negotiations. However, the only way to protect and preserve your right to enforce any claim is in Court. An experienced, qualified admiralty/maritime attorney can be of great help getting that done.

Are you in Beaumont? Were you injured in a Marine or Maritime accident? Give Carabin Shaw a call. We can help. Call us at 1.800.862.1260  

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