At the law office of Gordon, Elias & Seely, LLP we provide experienced and effective representation for clients injured on the job in a maritime accident. We work with clients throughout the New York and across the country to make certain that when you have been injured as a result of someone else’s negligence on the job, you have access to full and fair compensation.
It is critical that you understand your rights and the federal maritime laws such as the Jones Act that may protect you and your family when you have been injured in an offshore accident as a normal part of your job.
The Jones Act is a federal law that protects maritime workers who have suffered an on the job injury. Designed to formalize and expand on traditional maintenance and cure, some people who qualify for compensation through the Jones Act find that their award is significantly increased.
Those protected under federal maritime law includes workers and seaman aboard:
The waterways, bays and sea ports throughout the state of New York are among the busiest in the nation and often the most difficult to safely navigate. Shifting waters from conflicting currents and hazardous conditions can create dangerous conditions in New York City and Long Island as well as along Great Lakes cities such as Buffalo and Rochester.
As a heart of commerce in industry in the nation, the country relies on the waterways around New York and the hardworking seaman that crew those vessels. If you have been injured in the normal course of your work, whether at sea or on an inland waterway, then you can rely on the lawyers of Gordon, Elias & Seely, LLP to work for you.
Contact our office today online or by phone at (800) 773-6770 to schedule a free consultation with an attorney to have your case evaluated.