Maritime Personal Injury
Cruise Ship Passengers
Seamen on Commercial Ships
Longshore and Harbor Workers
Off-shore Oil Employees
Maritime law, also known as Admiralty law
Is the "Law of the Sea."
It covers all marine activities on Navigable Waters of the United States, and on all International Waters.
Navigable waters of the United States include Ports, Harbors, Bays and Rivers where Ships carry Cargo or Passengers.
The law applies to the operation of vessels of all types, from a Super Tanker or Super Ferry to a Towboat or Tugboat, to a Cruise Liner or Canoe, to a Fishing Boat or a Small Skiff.
It covers personal injuries to seamen, fishermen, fish processors, factory workers, vessel officers, vessel engineers, galley workers and others whose work contributes to that of the vessel. Additionally, it covers Passengers and other Visitors on Ships, such as longshoremen and shipyard workers.
Maritime law also covers Airplane and Helicopter crashes at Sea.
Maritime Injuries under the Jones Act
Rights of the Injured:
Any person injured or killed aboard a vessel has certain rights against the vessel owner.
Those employed by the vessel owner may be entitled to maintenance, cure and wages.
Ray Calafell, Jr. PA
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