Working in the maritime industry is strenuous and dangerous. For many workers, the dangers are similar to those experienced in the construction industry. Dockworkers, longshoremen and ship workers experience unique and potentially disabling hazards. Whether you work out of Miami, Fort Lauderdale or anywhere in Florida and are injured at sea or at port, Sternberg / Forsythe, P.A. provides experienced and vigorous legal counsel to help you obtain all the benefits you are entitled to receive. Some Of The Main Areas We Serve Can Be Found Below:
If you are working on cruise ship accident, cargo or other vessels, you may have access to federal protections provided by the Merchant Marine Act of 1920, also known as the Jones Act, for its sponsoring senator.
As a cruise ship or other maritime employee, you contribute to the enterprise, work or purpose of a vessel and are designated a seaman. Compensation for longshoremen injuries under the Jones Act is broad and includes benefits not available from Workers compensation.
Types of benefits include:
The Jones Act compensates you for the negligence of your employer or co-workers that causes you injury. If injured, you may have a claim under the Jones Act against your employer and a claim against the owner of the vessel, if conditions on the ship were dangerous enough to have caused the vessel to be deemed unseaworthy.
At dock, on a cruise ship or other vessel, conditions can rapidly turn dangerous. Maritime law is complicated and timely attention must be paid to filing a claim if you are an injured seaman.
With 15 years assisting clients throughout Florida with injuries experienced on land and at sea, we provide strong representation and skilled advice concerning your cruise ship accident or disability claim.
From offices in West Palm Beach, Orlando and Boca Raton, Sternberg / Forsythe, P.A. provides seasoned legal help and excellent client support with longshoremen, florida cruise ship accident lawyer and other maritime injury matters who sail out of Miami, Fort Lauderdale or any port in Florida. Initial consultations are free, so call us at 561.687.5660 or contact us online today.