Stone & Horne handles Admiralty claims involving Maritime Injuries.
Depending on exactly where they occur, these injuries fall under various laws:
- Death on the High Seas Act--multiple considerations regarding state and federal law. Call for details
- Jones Act--If the injured seaman is assigned to a sea-going vessel;
- Longshore and Harbor Worker's Compensation Act--working on or near the water in "maritime commerce;"
- Outer Continental Shelf Act Cases--most of the time this involves stationary oil platforms in international waters;
- Injury, Death or Overboard Passenger of Sea-going vessel.
The laws governing the duties of ship owners and employers are well-established, almost "ancient". The duties are clear and the penalties for breaching a duty to employees and passengers can sometimes result in death and personal injuries. Due to the heightened dangers that have always been inherent with the sea, the laws are often more favorable to the injured and their surviving families and loved ones. If you or a loved one has suffered an injury on or near the water, call Stone & Horne for a free consultation.