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What Is Maritime Law?

Maritime law governs events and operations involving ships, shipping, insurance claims, and civil matters occurring on open water. Approximately 95% of cargo is imported to the United States through seaports, so maritime law affects businesses and employees around the world directly or indirectly.

Maritime law is applied when an employee is injured at sea. This law is different from personal injury and worker’s compensation laws that apply to land-based accidents. Thus, it is vital that you contact an attorney if you have been involved in an accident on the water. Schechter, Shaffer & Harris, L.L.P. is your go-to maritime law firm.

Common Personal injury claims filed by crew members include:

  • Broken bones in hand, arm, foot, or leg
  • Back injury
  • Torn muscles
  • Cut from machinery or equipment

Here Is How We Can Help

Our New York maritime attorneys have more than 80 years of experience and a wide-ranging knowledge of maritime law. Here at Schechter, Shaffer & Harris, L.L.P, we are dedicated to helping victims get the fair compensation they are entitled to under the Jones Act or other maritime laws. Our offshore and longshoremen injury lawyers will work to get you what you need to cover any medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

We have a comprehensive understanding of the Jones Act and maritime admiralty law in general. Our New York maritime lawyers can assist you by developing a legal strategy, gathering evidence to make your case stronger, explaining legal terminology, and answering any questions that you may have. We are conveniently available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call us today for a free evaluation from an experienced maritime injury attorney in New York. Click to Call 713-364-0723

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Jonathan S. Harris and Matthew D. Shaffer are Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.  Other attorneys are not board certified.  Principal office is located in Houston, Texas.