Accidents Involving Salvaging Operations
Salvaging a stranded ship and its cargo can be a risky and challenging operation for seamen. Whether a wrecked or broken down ship is being repaired, refloated or towed back to shore, salvaging operations are hazardous and serious accidents can take place. Heavy equipment and systems, including versabars, cranes, and salvage tugs and barges are often used in the recovery process. When the vessel or piece of machinery used to salvage the vessel cannot be properly controlled, the “salvors” can be severely injured or killed in the salvaging operation.
How a Jones Act Attorney Can Help
If you are a seaman, commercial diver or other maritime worker who has been injured in a marine salvage operation, we can help. The Willis Law Firm has over three decades of experience providing legal advice and representation to seamen who have been injured in all types of maritime incidents, including ship salvage operations. We know how the maritime industry operates and we have an in-depth understanding of the complex body of laws that govern its activities.
When you are injured in a ship salvaging accident it is critical to obtain the information and support you need to confront the difficult challenges you are facing. While your company may promise that it will take care of you, these types of promises are not always kept. Your employer’s interests are not the same as yours and your employer will most likely deny responsibility for your accident and look for ways to limit its financial liability. You need an attorney on your side who will protect your rights and fight for the full financial compensation you need to deal with your injuries and move forward with your recovery.
Maritime laws are extremely complicated. While you may be tempted to navigate the legal system on your own, you should be represented by an attorney that knows the ins and outs of the Jones Act, the Longshore Harbor and Workers’ Compensation Act and all other maritime laws that may apply to your case. An experienced lawyer can answer your questions and explain how the legal process will work from start to finish. Your lawyer will thoroughly investigate your accident to uncover all parties that may be held legally responsible for your injuries. Your lawyer will also carefully analyze the facts of your case and identify the laws and legal theories that will give you the best opportunity for maximum recovery.
Do Not Delay – Schedule a Free Consultation Today
If you have been seriously injured in a ship salvage accident or any other type of maritime incident it can be difficult to know where to turn for help. For over thirty years seamen and crew members nationwide have turned to the Willis Law Firm to handle their maritime injury claims. We are a devoted team of professionals who will make certain that you are comfortable with how we are handling your maritime accident case at every stage of the legal process. Call us today at 1-800-468-4878 to schedule a free, confidential consultation with an experienced maritime injury lawyer.