Maritime Accidents In Southern California
Throughout Ventura County, Santa Barbara County and the other coastal areas of Southern California is a large industry dependent on many waterways, including the ocean. Our lawyers at Brodsky Micklow Bull & Weiss LLP provide qualified representation to clients who experience legal cases, part of the area called maritime law, on these waterways. Contact us online today to learn more about maritime law or the areas of maritime law listed below, that we handle for Southern California residents and workers.
Jone’s Act – Seaman And Commercial Fisherman Claims
Workers’ compensation laws generally prohibit lawsuits against negligent employers by employees, and limit a worker’s recovery for a work injury. Merchant mariners, fishermen and seamen, however, enjoy certain protections under the Jones Act. Unlike restrictive workers’ comp laws that apply to most work injuries, a seaman who was injured while working on a ship can recover damages from the ship’s owner if the owner’s negligence or the ship’s unseaworthiness caused their injury.
Longshore Workers, Harbor Workers And Shipyard Workers Injured In Southern California
Harbor workers, longshoremen and shipyard workers who are disabled due to an on-the-job injury can recover medical expenses and two-thirds of the lost wages under the federal Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA). The maritime lawyers at Brodsky Micklow Bull & Weiss LLP represent harbor workers (including stevedores, crane operators, longshore checkers, terminal workers, shipbuilders, marine construction workers, vessel repair workers, and others employed in shipyard or waterfront occupations) in claims for compensation under the LHWCA. Certain employees working on offshore oil and gas platforms are also covered by the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act.
Recreational Boating Injuries
Our personal injury attorneys fight hard to recover damages for clients injured while driving a boat or riding as a passenger on a Jet Ski, fishing boat, sailboat or another recreational boat. If you were injured in a boating accident in the Pacific Ocean off the Southern California coast or in a lake or river in Southern California, you want an experienced maritime lawyer who can determine whether federal maritime law or California state law governs your case. Regardless of the law that applies, we will develop a plan for obtaining a fair settlement that is proportional to the extent of your physical, emotional and financial losses.
Injuries On Offshore Oil And Gas Rigs
Workers on offshore oil and gas rigs are often in situations that may cause serious injuries. Our lawyers have worked extensively with injured workers in this industry and can advise you on the best way in which to pursue a case.
Claims For Injuries On Cruise Ships
Sexual assaults, slip-and-fall accidents and other injurious situations that occur on a cruise ship fall within the scope of maritime law. Our lawyers professionally handle cruise ship injury cases, vigorously advocating for our clients’ rights throughout the process.
In addition to the types of maritime law matters that are listed above, we confidently handle cases throughout Southern California involving:
- Seamen’s personal injury
- Longshoring claims
- Commercial fishing injuries
- Maritime wrongful death claims
For more information or to discuss the possibilities of obtaining compensation for your claim involving a maritime case in Southern California, contact a maritime lawyer at the established and respected law firm of Brodsky Micklow Bull & Weiss LLP today by calling us toll-free at 855-272-5380 or by sending an email.