Maritime accident claims, also referred to as offshore accident claims, are very complex. Whether they occurred during the course of work or recreational activity, they bring into play State and Federal laws that do not apply to typical Workers Compensation and personal injury claims.
At the Law Office of Bilfield & Associates, our lawyers are familiar with the applicable laws, including:
- Jones Act
- Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act
These cases entail serious injuries and deaths to employees working on vessels that operate on navigable bodies of water anywhere in or near the United States. This would include bodies of water such as the Great Lakes, Ohio and Mississippi Rivers, the Gulf of Mexico, along the U.S. coast, or inland and coastal waterways. These vessels could include commercial vessels, such as freighters, tugs, dredges and floating or fixed platforms; harbor and port workers are also covered.
If you or a loved one was involved in any accident on the water, we encourage you to discuss your case with us.
To learn more about filing a Maritime or Admiralty Claim, contact the knowledgeable maritime attorneys at the Law Office of Bilfield & Associates in Cleveland, Ohio, at 216-696-LAWS216-696-LAWS to schedule a Free Initial Consultation that is confidential.