If you are working on a dredge or with a dredge, you are likely a maritime worker and have legal rights and protections under the Jones Act, Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act and General Maritime Law. You need knowledgeable and experienced Dredge Accident Lawyers. Simon & O’Rourke knows the maritime laws and has extensive experience representing injured dredge workers.
Dredge Accidents happen because dredge work is physically demanding and dangerous. You likely work fourteen days on/fourteen days off or twenty-eight days on/twenty-eight days off, spending up to month away from home. You love the over-time, but working 12 hour shifts on rough water, at night or in bad weather, leaves you physically and mentally exhausted. You do this job because of the pay or because you love the job.
While you give so much, the dredge company has certain obligations that it must uphold. It must provide a safe workplace, a seaworthy vessel, properly maintained equipment, good supervision, good training, and sufficient crew. When a dredge company fails to meet these obligations, serious accidents can occur.