Maritime cases commonly involve situations in which a worker has been injured on the job. Dockworkers, cooks, engineers, fishermen, captains, crewmembers and deckhands all qualify to pursue compensation if you sustain an injury while on the job. Injuries can happen in a multitude of ways when working on ships or oil rigs on the open sea. Unsafe working conditions, inadequate training, slip and fall injuries, crane accidents, defective equipment, explosions and port collisions are all examples of things that can go horribly wrong for workers. No matter how much of a settlement package your employer presents you, it is wise to consult with an experienced maritime injury lawyer who will review all of your options in ensuring that you receive the compensation you deserve.
Remember, no matter if you work on land or water, the song remains the same – your employer, their attorneys, and their insurance company are out to protect their bottom line and nothing else. A commonly forgotten but increasingly important area of maritime law are matters involving cruise ships. Recently, there has been no shortage of cruise ship mishaps in the news. No matter the situation, Blake Bailey can offer the resistance you need in your worst times.