For employees who have been hurt on the job, filing for worker’s compensation makes sense. However, for employees whose jobs require them to work in or around navigable waters, worker’s comp might not be a viable option. That is due to the specific maritime laws, which dictate specific regulation and protection for these workers. It is important for seamen, crew workers, and anyone who works in a marine environment to understand exactly what these laws protect.
Many believe the maritime industry only applies to those working on offshore vessels. In reality, workers may fall within the protections of maritime law if they work anywhere on or around the waterways. This includes injuries caused by the various types of equipment needed to work on or with vessels. An experienced maritime injury law firm can help employees injured by these tools while on the job.
Doyle LLP Trial Lawyers has filed suit against Navig8 Ship Management PTE LTD. and the Navig8 Group (collectively “Navig8”) alleging tortious inference with an existing contract, defamation, tortious interference with prospective business relations, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and fraud arising out of the acts committed by Naivg8 while Doyle LLP’s client was working for a new employer.
Seafaring vessels of all types and sizes play important roles in the maritime industry. On these vessels, steps and ladders are needed to ensure the safe and easy travel for employees and guests from room to room. Occasionally, these essential structures fail or were built in an unsafe way. In the event that this results in an injury or death, maritime and offshore injury law may provide a route to compensation.