Helping Injured Maritime Workers
Working on the water can be dangerous. You follow rules and procedures as you go about your work, but unfortunately, accidents still happen. Injuries vary and are often devastating. If you have been injured on the job, you can seek restitution to help cover medical expenses and lost wages while you recover.
The attorneys at Rosenthal Kooshoian & Lennon LLP have the knowledge and experience to fight for the compensation you deserve.
Understanding Processes And Procedures
Seamen and maritime workers, unlike land-based workers, are not entitled to workers’ compensation benefits under either state or federal law. The only compensation they are entitled to receive for their injuries is through the Jones Act and the General Maritime Law.
In order for injured seaman to recover under the Jones Act, they must prove that their injury was caused by their employer’s negligence. This involves a thorough investigation conducted by an experienced advocate. It is important that the investigation into the accident begins as soon as possible.
Start The Process Today
The attorneys at our firm have extensive experience prosecuting claims under the Jones Act. If you or someone you know is a seaman or maritime worker in Buffalo or Niagara Falls who was injured during the course of their employment, please contact us immediately. Schedule your consultation so that we can begin investigating the circumstances of your accident. Our lawyers can be reached at 716-854-1300.