New Jersey Maritime Accident Lawyers
New Jersey is home to many ports, and every year, scores of seamen are injured in maritime accidents in the state. If you've been injured in an offshore accident because of an unseaworthy vessel or a negligent employer, you are understandably worried about the future. You may be facing months or even years of medical care, and are worried about paying your bills. You have no idea how long it might take to recover from your maritime injury and return to work. You might even be worried about employer retaliation if you pursue your rights to compensation as set for by the Jones Act. The New Jersey maritime injury lawyers at Parker Waichman LLP understand what you and your family are going through, and will fight aggressively to make sure your rights are protected while you pursue your maritime injury lawsuit.
For over 20 years, the New Jersey personal injury lawyers at Parker Waichman LLP have helped thousands of people recover after negligent accidents. Our firm is proud of the reputation we have earned for our aggressive representation of injured workers.
Our New Jersey Maritime injury lawyers represent people injured in all manner of offshore accidents, including those involving:
- Dredging vessels
- Underwater surveying boats
- Commercial fishing vessels
- American Flagged seagoing vessels
- Tugboats and tow boats
- Offshore oil rigs
Our maritime injury lawyers are not afraid to go after the big shipping companies, and we have achieved substantial settlements for our offshore injury clients time and time again. Our professional staff will conduct a thorough investigation of your accident, and identify all parties responsible for your injuries in order to ensure you receive the maximum compensation possible.
The rights of injured maritime workers are protected by a variety of laws, including the Jones Act, the General Maritime Law, the Death on the High Seas Act, and the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act. Among other things, these laws allow maritime workers to collect compensation for injuries sustained on the job. However, maritime law is complex, and your case will require the expertise of an experienced maritime attorney to protect your legal rights. To establish a maritime injury claim under the Jones Act, for example, a seaman must prove that a negligent act or an unseaworthy condition on board the vessel caused his or her injury.
If you've been injured in a maritime accident, it's important that you contact the New Jersey personal injury lawyers at Parker Waichman LLP as soon as possible. Our phone lines are staffed 24 hours, 7 days per week, and our firm offers free, no obligation lawsuit evaluations to victims of New Jersey maritime accidents. Simply fill out our online form, or call 1-800-YOURLAWYER (1-800-968-7529) to get in touch with one of our experienced New Jersey maritime accident lawyers today.