Maritime Injuries/ Boat Injuries
Maritime injury attorneys who understand what Maine families go through
If you have been injured on a vessel at sea, you need the aggressive representation of the Law Offices of Joe Bornstein. We know how to take control of the insurance claim process. We will fight to get our clients everything they deserve. Vessels at sea include a boat, ship or a yacht. If you are a boat operator, dock owner, or crew member who has sustained injury at sea, you deserve justice.
These cases are complex and call for experienced legal help. Call us today.
If you are a sailor or other maritime worker who suffered an injury at sea, in most cases you will not be covered by state workers' compensation. An exception would be if the injury occurs in the territorial waters of a state. If you are injured outside of territorial waters, you may have to file a claim under the Jones Act and general maritime law to be paid for your injuries.
You deserve justice for your maritime injury
Seamen have rights under federal maritime law which allows them to hold responsible parties liable for maritime injuries they receive. The boat does not even need to have left the dock for the boat operator or owner to have assumed certain responsibilities for the safety of those aboard, including the passengers.
Those who may qualify for compensation include, but are not limited to, workers or passengers on:
- Ferry boats
- Cruise ships
- Pleasure boats
- Excursion boats
- Fishing boats
- Tug boats
- River boats
- Oil platforms
- Commercial diving boats
From our fabled Maine coastline we have seen many maritime injuries arise, including:
- Injuries to a passenger trying to board a boat; claim was settled by the boat operator.
- Injuries to a ship's engineer on the vessel's slippery stairs; a workplace injury claim settled by the boat owner.
Maritime injuries may change your life, but not your rights. Call Joe today.
You deserve justice after a maritime injury. An experienced maritime injury attorney can help you obtain compensation. Call Joe now at 1-866-275-4563 or contact us via email. The initial consultation is free, and we don't get paid until you win.