Working on sea vessels means risking a number of serious and even fatal injuries. Every maritime employee and worker assumes that his or her vessel captain will pilot the vessel responsibility and with attention to everyone’s safety. However, many captains may operate the vessel with serious negligence, resulting in terrible collisions with other boats. Collisions accidents can also happen when another vessel collides with yours.
Any collision can cause serious injuries and even death to those working on-board a sea going vessel. Cargo can become unsecured and fall on employees; workers can be thrown across rooms and into walls and standing objects; and workers can be thrown from the ship and into the water, resulting in serious injury and possibly drowning.
Needless to say, no captain or vessel operator has the right to operate a boat in so reckless a fashion. Employee safety is absolutely paramount to anyone who is in charge of a vessel; neglecting this mandate can lead to life-threatening injuries. In the event of such negligence, an experienced maritime lawyer can attempt to help you recover lost wages and pay for medical care.
Maritime Accident Lawyer Richard Serpe – GET HELP
The fact is, there are always risks associated with every job—but many, many risks can be mitigated if an employer or vessel owner ensures that the workplace is as safe as possible. Maritime environments are no different. If you’ve been injured an experienced maritime and Jones Act attorney can help you recover the damages related to your injury. Richard Serpe gained a Masters Degree in maritime law from Tulane University School of Law. He has also been awarded the rank of Proctor (the highest rank available) from the Maritime Law Association of the United States.