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New York Maritime Lawyer and Jones Act Attorneys
Using the services of a New York maritime lawyer is the best option if you are a maritime worker who was injured in the course of your job. The rights of maritime workers to compensation for medical bills, lost wages and other damages varies depending on what maritime law you file under, and U.S. maritime law can be complicated for those not experienced specifically in this area. The compensation for seamen under the Jones Act may be very different from what longshoremen can file for under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act, for example.
The New York Jones Act attorneys at Schechter, McElwee, Shaffer and Harris have spent decades helping injured maritime workers and the families of workers who have died as a result of on-the-job accidents. Our experienced attorneys have helped recover millions in damages for seamen, port workers, offshore drilling rig workers and other maritime employees. We will fight for your rights to compensation that may include lost wages, medical bills, and in some cases living expenses. It is our objective to win the highest possible compensation in each and every case.
New York Maritime Trade And Port Systems
While you may think maritime worker refers to those employed on vessels or drilling rigs, port workers play a vital role in the maritime trade of New York. Many of the workers in the state’s ports are covered under maritime laws in the event of an injury, and our New York maritime attorneys can help in such cases. Here is some general information on the state’s ports of call.
1. New York -- The Port of New York is one of the largest in the U.S. It saw nearly 89 million tons of cargo in 2008, almost 67.4 million tons of imports and more than 21.5 million tons of exports.
2. Buffalo -- On the shores of Lake Erie is the Port of Buffalo, the first major port seen by vessels coming to or going from the Great Lakes. It’s a prime location for goods distributed to Canada.
3. Albany -- The Port of Albany features one of the largest grain elevators in the nation and the tallest harbor crane in the state. It stretches more than 200 acres and sits on the Hudson River, with facilities on both sides of the river, in Albany and Rensselaer, New York.
Our New York Maritime Attorneys Can Help
Recovering from a serious work-related injury is hard enough without worrying about how to feed your family or who will pay your medical bills. Don’t let these worries be yours. Contact the New York maritime lawyers at Schechter, McElwee, Shaffer and Harris today.
Our New York Jones Act attorneys can advise you of your rights and help you recover the compensation you are entitled to under the law. Call today for a FREE consultation.