There are many different types of jobs and occupations in the Maritime industry. While the jobs may vary, they all involve working on the waters and they can all be dangerous.
Fortunately, there are laws which offer special protections for those that work as maritime workers. These laws are unique and complicated.
An injured Maritime Worker can possibly bring multiple and different types of claims, depending on certain factors.
You need a lawyer that:
The lawyers at Simon & O’Rourke have over 27 combined years of experience representing Maritime workers. We know the laws. We know what claims you can bring, and we know how to take a case to trial.
We are a litigation law firm and represent our Maritime Clients ourselves. This is important.
If you are injured and talking to a lawyer, ask him if he is going to handle your case “in-house”. If he cannot answer your question with the single word, “YES,” chances are that the lawyer is merely trying to sign up your case to get a fee interest and then he will refer your case to lawyer that you never met nor spoke with.