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Maritime and offshore workers understand the risks that they take on every day that they perform their job duties. When an accident or other incident leaves them injured to any extent, they deserve to be supported.

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Unfortunately, the law surrounding these claims can be particularly complex. Additionally, employers and insurance companies may provide resistance when it comes time to pay out claims. 

If you are unsure about your legal rights after a maritime accident leaves you or a loved one with injuries or worse, contact our team for a free legal consultation. We are a law firm composed of slip and fall lawyers, workers' comp attorneys, and more.

"Trust us with your claim. You won't regret it." - Gabriel DiLeonardo Esq.

Seeking Compensation After A Maritime Injury

A worker injured while on a ship, oil rig, or at a port or harbor can be entitled to compensation. Yet, knowing what your rights are is imperative. This is because filing a claim for maritime injuries is often more complicated than regular workers’ comp claims.

Maritime law governs the liability of people injured in maritime and offshore accidents. Personal injury victims in the maritime industry have multiple options for recovering compensation, and the best one for you will depend on the extent of the injury and the financial burden resulting from it.

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Injured In A New Jersey Port?

New Jersey possesses some of the busiest ports in the entire country. While this provides thousands of jobs for New Jersey residents, it also makes these same workers vulnerable to work-related injuries and death. The ports where maritime workers are most often injured include, among others:

  • Port of Camden
  • Claremont Terminal
  • Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
  • Port Newark–Elizabeth Marine Terminal
  • Delaware River Port Authority
  • Port Jersey

Types of Claims

Depending on the nature of employment and work setting, the victim of a maritime accident may be able to file one or another type of claim. As mentioned previously, maritime injury claims are very particular, so only specific lines of work are eligible for specific claims. Contact our law firm now to learn about which specific claim may provide you or a loved one with your deserved compensation.

Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act Claim (LHWCA) - persons employed in harbors, ports, docks, or other on-shore positions may be eligible for LHWCA claims. 

Jones Act Compensation Claim - Injured seamen are entitled to seek workers' compensation under the Jones Act. Due to a work injury, they may seek compensation from the employer or insurance coverage provided by the employer. An action under the Jones Act usually requires liability to be established. Jones Act also provides that seamen can sue their employer directly if an unseaworthy vessel caused their injuries or death.

Death on the High Seas Act (DOHSA) Claim - DOSHA claims allow surviving family members to claim compensation when their loved one dies more than 3 miles off the coast of the United States.

How Are Maritime Accidents Caused?

The maritime and offshore industries regularly expose workers to a variety of hazards. Many of them work long hours in unforgiving and unpredictable weather that can take a turn for the worst and cause an accident.

Furthermore, maritime can be hurt by other tools of the trade. For example, heavy machinery such as cranes is often present on vessels. Yet again, weather can turn these tools of the trade into deadly weapons. Poor training can also lead a crane operator to inadvertently injure other crewmen. And while it is rare, deliberate actions have also been found to have been the cause of maritime injuries in the past.

Additional causes of maritime injury include unseaworthy vessels, gasoline explosions, collisions with other vessels or docks, onboard fires, and capsizings.

Hiring An Offshore Accident Attorney

After an offshore accident takes place, it is often recommended to hire an offshore injury lawyer as soon as possible. This is because legal counsel can prevent you from committing mistakes that would ultimately lead to a worse result for your case down the road.

Additionally, there is often evidence that must be gathered before a claim can even be filed. With the passing of time, evidence can become lost or be destroyed and this would directly impact the outcome of your claim. 

It’s best to schedule an initial consultation as soon after your injury as possible. Our maritime injury firm offers free consultations, so you can learn more about your legal options with no obligation. If we determine that you need legal counsel for your claim, you’ll only be required to pay as a small percentage of your payout if and when we help you secure financial compensation.

There is a fast-paced litigation process for maritime injury claims. There is a misconception that employers and insurance companies will protect the interests of injured maritime workers, but this is not always true. It is important to remember that insurance providers are profit-maximizing firms that earn profits if they're able to decrease or deny claims. Towards this goal, they will often hire the most experienced insurance adjusters they can find.

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A maritime injury lawyer can help you increase the chances of recovering the maximum amount of compensation given your circumstances. They can also help you receive benefits during your unemployment period and remuneration for medical expenses, among other damages.

Contact us now for a free legal consultation. We only accept cases on contingency, so unless we secure compensation on your behalf, you will not owe us anything in legal fees.

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Our Local Offshore Injury Law Offices in New Jersey

NJ Injury Guys
2628 Fire Rd #102,
Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234
CF56+PW Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey
Phone: (609) 241-9990
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8 Campus Dr Suite 105-A
Parsippany-Troy Hills, NJ 07054
RGWX+35 Parsippany-Troy Hills, New Jersey
(862) 305-9300
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401 NJ-70 #201b
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034
WX6X+M6 Cherry Hill, New Jersey
(856) 272-7895
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1151 Main Ave, 2nd Fl,
Clifton, NJ 07011
VVG6+52 Clifton, New Jersey
(862) 204-7400
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1114 Elizabeth Ave #6
Elizabeth, NJ 07201
MQ6Q+M2 Elizabeth, New Jersey
(908) 442-8395
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279 New Brunswick Ave 2nd Fl
Fords, NJ 08863
GMGX+53 Fords, Woodbridge Township, NJ
(732) 695-4369
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2851 Industrial Way,
Vineland, NJ 08360
GW9M+4W Vineland, New Jersey
(856) 290-8869
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2422 NJ-34
Manasquan, NJ 07719
4WFC+C2 Manasquan, New Jersey
(848) 279-0765
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2035 Hamburg Turnpike STE K
Wayne, NJ 07470
XPHG+9X Wayne, New Jersey
(862) 310-6392
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20 Clementon Rd E #100
Gibbsboro, NJ 08026
R2QP+PJ Gibbsboro, New Jersey
(856) 329-6909
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18-20 Lackawanna Plaza suite 300
Montclair, NJ 07042
RQ6P+R9 Montclair, New Jersey
(551) 230-4999
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1515 NJ-33,
Neptune City, NJ 07753
6X59+JP Neptune City, New Jersey
(732) 375-9580
NJ Injury Guys
2 University Plaza Dr #100
Hackensack, NJ 07601
VXX8+66 Hackensack, New Jersey
(551) 290-2500
NJ Injury Guys
2002 Liberty Pl
Sicklerville, NJ 08081
P2X2+26 Sicklerville, Winslow Township, NJ
(856) 329-6949
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2811 Bergenline Ave, 2nd Fl,
Union City, NJ 07087
QXC9+4M Union City, New Jersey
(551) 273-4865
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1346 How Ln Suite 201
North Brunswick, NJ 08901
FGC8+82 North Brunswick Township, New Jersey
(732) 405-2385
North Brunswick Offshore Injury Lawyer
NJ Injury Guys
1200 Morris Tpke Suite 3005
Short Hills, NJ 07078
PJRP+4P Short Hills, Millburn, NJ
(862) 267-7530
NJ Injury Guys
331 Newman Springs Rd, Building 1, #143
Red Bank, NJ 07701
8WM3+VQ Red Bank, New Jersey
(732) 402-3904
NJ Injury Guys
274 E Front St #303
Trenton, NJ 08611
669R+J3 Trenton, New Jersey
(609) 566-8565
Trenton Offshore Injury Lawyer
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111 Town Square Pl Suite 1203
Jersey City, NJ 07310
PXG8+GJ Jersey City, New Jersey
(201) 365-3650
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