The Willis Law Firm Represents Injured Maritime Workers in North Carolina
If you are a maritime worker in North Carolina and you have suffered an injury on the job, you may be able to recover financial compensation for your medical expenses and other losses. The Jones Act, the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA), and other laws all provide special protections for maritime workers who get hurt in port, out on the ocean, and on inland navigable waters.
However, while these laws protect you, your employer will likely fight to minimize your financial compensation. Shipping companies, barge operators, port operators, and other businesses in the maritime industry unfortunately tend to put their profits before the safety and wellbeing of their employees. As a result, if you don’t take action to protect your rights, you may end up without the benefits you need to take care of yourself and provide for your family.
An Experienced Maritime Injury Lawyer Serving North Carolina
At the Willis Law Firm, we are committed to protecting the rights of injured maritime workers in North Carolina and nationwide. Maritime attorney David Willis has more than 30 years of experience helping workers and their families seek maximum compensation for their losses. Whether you qualify as a seaman under the Jones Act, are entitled to file a claim under the LHWCA, or another law protects you, the Willis Law Firm will fight to help you win the compensation you deserve.
Seaports and Inland Terminals in North Carolina
The North Carolina State Ports Authority is responsible for the state’s two commercial ports on the Atlantic Ocean. These are:
- Port of Wilmington
- Port of Morehead City
The Port of Wilmington is the largest of North Carolina’s ports. However, both the Port of Wilmington and the Port of Morehead City fall within the largest 100 seaports nationwide.
The North Carolina State Ports Authority also runs the state’s two inland terminals:
- Charlotte Inland Terminal
- Piedmont Triad Inland Terminal (located in Greensboro, NC)
Military Ocean Terminal Sunny Point (MOTSU)
In addition to these commercial ports and inland facilities, North Carolina also hosts the world’s largest military sea terminal. The Military Ocean Terminal Sunny Point (MOTSU) is located on the banks of the Cape Fear River in Southport, SC. MOTSU serves as the U.S. Army’s main deepwater port on the East Coast, and is used to ship heavy equipment, ammunition and bulk supplies to military bases worldwide. MOTSU is open to commercial cargo shipments as well.
Were You Injured on the Job?
If you were injured at port or onboard a cargo ship, container ship, barge, dredge, fishing boat, or other commercial vessel, it is important to stand up for your legal rights. The Willis Law Firm can help, and maritime attorney David Willis will fight tirelessly to make sure you receive the money you need to cover your losses. To learn more about filing a claim for a barge, river or other maritime accident in North Carolina, please contact us today.
Request a Confidential Maritime Injury Consultation Today
David Willis, founder of the Willis Law Firm, is licensed to practice in New York and Texas, and he represents injured maritime workers nationwide. To schedule a free, confidential consultation, call 1-800-GOT HURT or tell us about your injury online today.