We Fight for Maritime Injury Victims Throughout Alabama and Mississippi
Maritime workers are a crucial part of the Alabama and Gulf Coast economy, and our beautiful Gulf of Mexico shores are also a huge tourist attraction. When people get hurt on the water, state and federal laws must be consulted to determine how to handle treatment, insurance, and any subsequent legal claims. If you’re hurt while working or vacationing offshore, you need the help of the experienced maritime lawyers at Andy Citrin Injury Attorneys.
Andy Citrin is a certified proctor in admiralty with more than 30 years of experience handling maritime claims. Andy and his team are ready to fight for you. To schedule a free consultation, complete our online form or call us at 251-888-8888.
How Do Maritime Laws Protect Workers?
Maritime workers hurt on the job are protected under federal law. Federal maritime laws protect workers by giving them rights that they previously didn’t have. These laws cover workers injured on ships, tugboats, pleasure boats, barges, and other vessels.
Maritime injuries aren’t always covered under workers’ compensation law, which is why it is crucial to speak with a lawyer as soon as possible after you have been hurt.
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Boat Passengers Also Have Rights When They Are Injured
Boarding a boat as a passenger comes with certain risks. Many ships and other boats may have limited medical staff or none at all. Sometimes, passengers are even required to sign a liability waiver to protect the owner or business from lawsuits.
However, injured passengers still have legal rights, even if you sign a waiver. But you’ll need an experienced maritime lawyer on your side who can fight to get the compensation you deserve.
What Are the Most Common Maritime Injuries?
The most common maritime injuries for both workers and passengers include:
- Falling overboard, which can result in concussions, spinal cord injuries, broken bones, or even death
- Exposure to toxic fumes, which can cause poisoning, asphyxiation, or other issues — especially within smaller vessels
- Chemical burns
- Repetitive use injuries
- Fishing injuries
- Broken bones
- Lost limbs
- Shoulder injuries
If You’ve Been Injured on the Water, Contact Andy Citrin Injury Attorneys Today
It’s important for you to know and understand your legal rights if you’ve been hurt. At Andy Citrin Injury Attorneys, we offer free case reviews to help you decide if you should pursue a maritime injury lawsuit.
Not every personal injury lawyer is qualified to handle maritime accidents. It’s important to have a lawyer who understands maritime law and can help you protect your claim. Call our offices right away at 251-888-8888 or complete our simple contact form to schedule your free consultation today.