Las Vegas Maritime Lawyers

maritime workerWorking on a ship or as a seaman or sailor can be a dangerous line of work. When a serious injury occurs, it can place an enormous amount of physical, emotional and financial strain on the victim and their family.

The Las Vegas maritime lawyers at Henness & Haight are well-versed in complex maritime law and can help injury victims and their families recover fair compensation for an injury while at sea or on other navigable waterways such as lakes and rivers.

Contact us today for a free review of your claim and help getting the compensation you need to put your life back together.

Call 844.613.6275 to speak with a legal representative.

What is Maritime Law?

Maritime law, also known as admiralty law, governs and regulates issues involving ships, shipping, workers, insurance claims and civil matters that occur on the fresh waterways of the U.S. and the domestic and international waters of the Gulf of Mexico and the oceans.

It is a complex body of law that helps ensure the safety of those working on ships and at sea. It defines responsibility for those who are injured or killed at sea and outlines ways in which to hold them accountable for any negligence that contributed to an accident.

There are a number of different maritime laws that are applicable in varying circumstances. These include:

  • The Jones Act – This act provides legal recourse for workers who are injured at sea or onboard a ship as a result of negligence on behalf of another worker or the owner of the ship. This includes situations in which a ship is deemed unseaworthy.
  • Long Shore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act – This provides a form of workers’ compensation for those hurt while working on a ship that is not at sea, but rather on navigable waters in the U.S.
  • Maintenance and Cure – This is a general maritime law that states an employer is responsible for taking care of its workers while at sea, including providing food, lodging and medical care.
  • Death on the High Seas Act – This act allows family members of a worker killed at sea in international waters to recover compensation and benefits if negligence played a role in the death.

Our Las Vegas maritime lawyers have a deep understanding of these laws and the circumstances in which each is applicable. We can help you protect your rights after an injury and ensure you receive the maximum amount of compensation you are entitled.

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How an Attorney Can Help

Maritime workers are unlike the more traditional workforce in that when they are injured on-the-job, their injuries are not covered under on-shore workers’ compensation insurance. Because of this, the maritime laws listed above were implemented as a protection for workers’ safety.

Because these laws are different and more complex than traditional injury laws, it is critical to have an experienced attorney by your side if you have been injured on a ship, at port or while at sea. We will help ensure your best interests are represented throughout the entire process.

With years of experience fighting against large corporations and their insurance companies, we have the skills and resources necessary to build a claim that will help you recover fair compensation for your injuries and losses.

Our Las Vegas maritime lawyers will conduct our own investigation into the accident, including enlisting the help of industry experts, to gather all evidence that demonstrates that your accident and injuries were the direct cause of another’s negligence.

We will help ensure that all of the required steps for filing a maritime injury claim are accurate and completed within the required timeframe and that we have gathered the necessary evidence to build a robust claim on your behalf. It is our goal to simplify the process of recovering compensation so you can focus on your recovery.

Learn more about your legal options. Call 844.613.6275.

Contact Our Las Vegas Maritime Lawyers

If you or someone you love was injured or died while at sea or aboard a vessel, you may be entitled to legal recourse and compensation to cover medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.

Do not hesitate to contact our experienced Las Vegas maritime lawyers immediately following an accident so we can get to work defending your rights and building a robust case on your behalf.

At Henness & Haight, our goal is to help injury victims and their families rebuild their lives after an unexpected injury. Our clients’ needs are the main focus in everything we do.

Learn more about your legal rights today by scheduling a free, no obligation consultation. We work on a contingency fee basis, which means we do not get paid unless your case is successful.

Call 844.613.6275 to speak with a representative.