Maritime Dangerous Equipment Injuries
Extracting natural gas and oil from beneath the sea is a hefty task that requires the use of enormously powerful machinery, as does the shipping of massive amounts of cargo across great distances. The vessels used in maritime industries are highly mechanized. This helps get the job done, but these machines and their moving components present a wealth of possible dangers for those who work with them.
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Compensation is Dictated by Federal Law
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 6,000 seamen were injured on the job in 2012 alone. One of the leading causes of injury at sea is dangerous equipment. This may include:
- Machines (or machine components) with manufacturing defects
- Machines with moving parts
- Equipment lacking proper safeguards
- Improperly maintained equipment
- Chains, belts, cables or winches in motion
A vessel with unsafe equipment may be deemed unseaworthy under federal maritime law, which requires vessel owners to provide crew with a work environment free of reasonable dangers. This includes a responsibility to ensure machinery is properly maintained, and an owner or employer can be held liable if the failure to do so results in an injury. An unseaworthy vessel is an unsafe vessel, and you shouldn’t have to make it your place of work.
Even if no one was to blame but yourself for your injury, federal law may still entitle you to compensation. If your employer bears responsibility, pursuing additional compensation is your legal right. Contact Avram Blair & Associates today at 877-506-3347 or fill out the form on this page to learn how we can help ensure you get the legal representation that is right for your case.