Slip-and-Fall Maritime Injuries
Maritime workers routinely face extreme conditions at sea that can cause decks to become extremely slippery. When you add in the possibility of broken ladders, loose handrails and more, it’s not difficult to see how falls are a common source of injury among maritime workers. They might sound innocuous, but falls can lead to very serious injuries, including fractures, spine injuries and even traumatic brain injuries or death.
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If you’ve suffered an injury from a fall while working at sea, contact us today for a free, no-obligation consultation to learn how we can help you get the compensation you deserve.
Countless Fall Hazards
Falls can cause debilitating injuries that can require extensive medical care and prolonged time away from work. They may be due to the negligence of the employer, another employee or simply because the surface of a ship is not ideal for maintaining stable footing. Common culprits include:
- Surfaces slippery due to rain, oil or fish residue
- Debris or other hazards
- Stairs or ladders that have not been maintained
- Weather conditions and rough seas that weaken footing
- Unsecured platforms
Know Your Rights
Although it may seem a product of clumsiness or poor footing, a maritime employee injured as a result of a fall is entitled to medical care and compensation under federal law regardless of fault. Maritime laws dictate that employers must provide medical coverage for employees injured on the job, or even additional compensation if the employer is deemed negligent.
If you’ve suffered an injury from a fall on an oil rig, barge or any other vessel covered under maritime law, contact Avram Blair & Associates today for a free, no-obligation consultation. One of our knowledgeable attorneys will tell you how we may be able to ensure your rights are fully protected.