What Are The Common Causes of Maritime Accidents
Dockworkers, seamen, longshoreman, and oil and gas employees working in the waters off the coast of Florida are routinely exposed to hazardous working conditions. If an accident occurs, an injured worker may be miles away from adequate medical care, resulting in serious injury or death. If you have been injured in a maritime accident, it is crucial that you turn to an attorney for sound legal advice before discussing your case with your employer or their insurance company.
Often, maritime injury cases can be resolved through a settlement. However, if the insurance company fails to offer an adequate settlement, we are unafraid to take your case to court in order to pursue maximum compensation. As skilled and aggressive trial attorneys, we are always ready to present a case before a judge in order to ensure that our client’s rights are fully protected.
Offshore injuries commonly result from the following:
- Slip and falls
- Lifting accidents
- Fires and explosions
- Vessel collisions
- Dangerous equipment
- Crane failures
- Diving accidents