Maritime, Longshoreman & Port Injuries

Maritime, Longshoreman & Port Injuries

We Work Hard For North Charleston’s Port Workers

Along the beach here in South Carolina, we enjoy many of the perks of living by the sea. Our maritime environment employs a wide variety of seamen, longshoremen, operators, and agents who are dedicated to keeping our port open for business. So, when one of them is injured in an accident or gets sick on the job, their recovery becomes important to us all.

What Are Some Types Of Port Charleston Work Injuries?

At Riesen DuRant LLC, we care about keeping our Charleston port workers healthy and working. Our experienced maritime injury lawyers will work closely with you to help recover compensation and benefits from employers’ insurance companies after a maritime injury. Some of the more common types of accidents and port injuries include:

  • Brain injuries
  • Drowning
  • Fractures and broken bones
  • Slips/trips and falls – Link to main premises liability page
  • Hand and finger injuries
  • Shoulder, elbow and knee injuries
  • Neck, back, and spinal cord injuries
  • Burns
  • Vehicle accidents

How We Can Help

Some maritime laws are written specifically to address the needs of longshoremen and port workers injured while conducting maritime work, so it is important to consult with a knowledgeable maritime attorney about whether you are entitled to help with daily living and/or medical costs. If you work at a port, either in the water or on a boat or a ship and you have been injured on the job, we may be able to help.

The Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act is a federal law that is meant to protect anyone injured or made sick while on the job as a maritime worker. Lost wages, medical expenses and other damages may be recovered under this law. The Jones Act provides benefits for injured seamen. Depending on your type of employment at the time of your accident, our experienced jones act attorneys may be able to help you recover expenses for your injuries under either of these two laws.

A Free Consultation Can Make A Big Impact

Let us know how we can help. Call us at our Mount Pleasant office: 843-800-0809. Or, email us via our online contact form and we will be in touch to set up a time to meet. We look forward to hearing from you.