Longshore and Maritime Accidents
Philadelphia, PA and NJ Longshore and Maritime Accident Cases
The export and import of goods drives our global economy. It is increasingly rare to see the words “Made in the USA” printed on our products or clothing tags. This means that each year, an increasing number of companies ship goods to and from multiple countries across the globe.
Despite federal laws and OHSA regulations designed to prevent terminal and maritime accidents, longshoremen, maritime workers and harbor workers are injured in accidents each day. In many situations, those accidents can be fatal or result in catastrophic, life-changing injury.
The most common types of offshore, maritime or longshore accidents happen as a result of:
- forklift accidents
- ro-ro accidents
- container truck accidents
- loader accidents
- falls from heights
- slip and falls or trip and falls
- cargo load accidents
Rights of Longshoremen, Maritime and Harbor Workers Injured in PA and NJ Maritime Accidents
In longshore, maritime and harbor worker cases in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, the potential liable parties often include:
- equipment manufacturers, distributors and retailers
- equipment rental companies
- service/maintenance companies
Longshoremen, seamen, maritime and harbor workers who are seriously injured in Pennsylvania or New Jersey offshore accidents may be able to obtain financial compensation over and above workers’ compensation, Jones Act or Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation. Unfortunately, most injured longshore, maritime and harbor workers only make workers’ compensation claims. It is vital to speak to an experienced longshore and maritime accident lawyer as soon as possible to determine liability of others. You may be entitled to compensation for future pain and suffering, future medical bills/treatment and more.
Pennsylvania and New Jersey Longshore and Maritime Accident and Injury Lawyers
At the Philadelphia, PA and NJ personal injury accident law firm of Laffey, Bucci & Kent, our experienced attorneys are committed to providing quality representation and individual attention to their clients and their clients’ families. Our highly rated Philadelphia, PA and NJ longshore and maritime accident lawyers and attorneys have many solid years of experience handling cases against contractors and subcontractors in offshore or harbor accidents. Their knowledge and expertise in dealing with defense counsel as well as insurance company representatives and adjusters can be invaluable when seeking justice in an offshore or harbor injury case.
Our personal injury lawyer are known as excellent trial lawyers. Being represented by respected trial lawyers can make all the difference in your case. In 2011, all three of the firm’s partners, Jeff Laffey, Paul Bucci, and Brian Kent, were named in the 100 Top Trial Lawyers in Pennsylvania by The National Trial Lawyers.
Our Philadelphia, PA and NJ offshore and maritime accident lawyers will meet with you and discuss:
- federal laws relating to offshore and harbor accidents
- contractor and subcontractor liability law
- OSHA regulations
- damages and proof
If you or a loved one has been seriously hurt or killed in a Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey or New York, longshore or maritime accident contact our experienced, highly rated Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and New Jersey longshore and maritime accident lawyers for a free, confidential consultation. 215.399.9255/800.220.7600
Our personal injury attorneys serve accident victims in the following areas: Allegheny County, PA; Berks County, PA; Bucks County, PA; Chester County, PA; Delaware County, PA; Lehigh County, PA; Montgomery County, PA; Northampton County, PA: Philadelphia County, PA; Atlantic County, NJ; Burlington County, NJ; Camden County, NJ; Cumberland County, NJ; Gloucester County, NJ; Salem County, NJ; New Castle County, DE; Kent County, DE; Atlantic City, NJ; Philadelphia, PA; Pittsburgh, PA; Newark, NJ; Doylestown, PA; Media, PA; West Chester, PA; Norristown, PA; Camden, NJ; Wilmington, DE; Newark, DE; Georgetown, DE; and New Castle, DE.