Admiralty law, often called maritime law, is the law for the water. It is a specialized area of law with unique rules governing the relationships between private entities which operate vessels on the ocean. This form of law was created to govern marine commerce, marine navigation, shipping, sailors, and the transportation of passengers and goods by sea.
Workers on board commercial ships, cruise ships, barges, yachts, and other seagoing vessels have the fun exploring exotic places, but also can have very dangerous jobs. The Jones Act and admiralty law entitle offshore workers and crew members to receive compensation for injuries sustained on the job. This may also include lost wages and medical treatment for the injured crew member. An experienced maritime attorney can assist in recovering benefits.
At LaBovick Law Group, our attorneys represent crew members in all types of boating law claims. If an injury is caused by a third-party of product manufacturer, you may also be entitled to additional compensation under admiralty rules.
Types of Admiralty Law Cases
Under two of the most prominent admiralty law protections acts, the Jones Act and Death on the High Seas Act (DOHSA), you have a specific time limit of three years to file negligence and wrongful death claims. We help workers that are injured on seagoing vessels, including:
- Cargo ships in ports
- Commercial Ships
- Tankers, freighters and barges
- Casino ships
- Cruise ships
- Fishing vessels
- Tugboats and towboats
You may be able entitled to receive additional compensation if your injury or accident was caused by the negligence by a third party or a defective product.
Common Injuries Represented Under Admiralty Law
A few of the most common injuries that plague seamen and other workers include:
- Back injuries
- Repetitive stress
- Catastrophic injuries
- Slip/trip and fall injuries
- Lifting injuries to arms and shoulders
- Broken bones, lost limbs and amputations
Any of these injuries may cause wrongful death, future pain and suffering, or disability. Let out experienced admiralty lawyers in Florida help you or your family receive proper compensation to handle medical bills, pain and suffering and lost wages. We know how to get results.
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Our Florida personal injury lawyers, paralegals and case managers represent accident victims that fall under admiralty law throughout Florida, including in Palm Beach County, the Treasure Coast, Palm Beach Gardens, West Palm Beach, Jupiter, Boynton Beach, North Palm Beach, Stuart, Deerfield Beach, Port St. Lucie, Vero Beach, Lake Worth, Tequesta, Ft. Pierce, Lake Park, Riviera Beach, Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale, Orlando, Tampa, Jacksonville, Miami, Pompano Beach, Hollywood, Coral Springs, Delray Beach, Greenacres and Wellington.