I was assisting the crane operator unload large containers off a vessel. One container became dislodged and landed on me. My leg was fractured in several places and my employer is refusing to pay my mounting medical bills or any of my expenses. How can an attorney help me?

Maritime workers are placed in risky and often dangerous positions everyday while working on docks, piers, and tankers. These workers can include longshoremen, shipyard, and harbor workers. These maritime workers must operate hazardous machinery in order to transfer cargo. The cargo can contain toxic materials that can

Marine Violations Attorney

Marine Violations Attorney

spill and result in serious and often permanent damage to the worker. A simple error or misstep with any of the hazardous machinery could result in a devastating injury or even a fatality.

The Bouis Law Firm will assist and ensure that injured maritime workers and their families with wrongful death claims obtain comprehensive and fair compensation under the Federal Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA) and Federal Maritime Law.

Unfortunately, maritime accidents often cause the worker a career-ending injury. We are dedicated to assisting you in obtaining reasonable and fair compensation for your personal injury through the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act or, in some cases, the Jones Act.

If you suffered serious injuries working as a shipbuilder or crane operator, the Bouis Law Firm will protect your rights. The Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act allows claims up to one year following the accident and in some situations, the claims can be filed for even longer periods of time.

Please call the Bouis Law Firm today for a FREE consultation.



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