What Is Maritime Law?
Maritime law, also referred to as admiralty law, encompasses a wide range of federal statutes and court-mandated laws governing the navigable waters in and surrounding the United States. These laws can go by a number of different names, such as the Jones Act or the Longshore Act, but they all work together to protect the rights of maritime workers and provide financial compensation for illness or injury suffered while employed on the water. It can, however, be a very complex and unique sector of law far above and beyond typical personal injury law.
Can Maritime Law Help Me If I Am Injured?
Thanks to the frequently-hazardous conditions maritime workers are commonly exposed to, workplace injuries are a constant danger. Maritime workers are injured or fall ill due to workplace negligence, unseaworthy vessels, or simple accidents. If this has happened to you or a loved one, you may be able to fight for your rights under maritime law to receive financial compensation and support for your current hardships. If you need help navigating the complicated waters of maritime law, you need the offshore injury lawyers of O’Bryan Baun Karamanian.
O’Bryan Law has combined decades of experience with maritime law in its numerous forms, from injured workers to workplace illnesses and everything in between. We’ll travel anywhere in the United States to fight for our clients, no matter where they live or work, and we believe anyone who works or enjoys recreation on the water should get the justice they deserve. Contact the authorities on maritime law today and let us fight for your financial security in the face of injury.