Boat and vessel workers in navigable waters are not protected by “workers compensation” and are not entitled to those benefits in the same way onshore workers may be. Instead, offshore workers who are injured while working may be covered under maritime law, the Longshore & Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act, and/or the Jones Act.
If you are injured on an offshore platform, drilling rig, tugboat, barge, or any oceangoing ship, such as crew boats, cruise ships, and cargo ships, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries, especially in cases of negligence of the company, your employer, or the vessel owner.
Offshore work is inherently dangerous. However, when companies fail to properly maintain equipment, fail to enforce safety standards, or fail to train their employees properly, maritime and offshore accidents and injuries can occur, oftentimes with very serious consequences, including catastrophic injuries and even death.
Vessel owners and oil and gas companies are concerned with protecting their wallets and shareholders. Colby is concerned with protecting your rights. Colby is relentless when dealing with these companies to obtain justice on your behalf, which may include compensation for your injuries, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Maritime and Jones Act cases due to maritime and offshore accidents and injuries are extremely complex and require a knowledgeable and experienced attorney to pursue compensation. If you or a loved one have been injured in an offshore accident, you need to make sure your recovery includes outstanding legal representation.
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