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The Port of Long Beach in Long Beach, California is one of the busiest ports in the United States. This bustling port acts as a gateway for trade, generating billions of dollars in trade a year and employing hundreds of thousands of workers in Southern California. The coastal city of Long Beach is a popular tourist destination offering many beach and water related activities such as whale spotting on cruise ships, enjoying the warm sandy beaches, boarding the Queen Mary, and more.
Long Beach receives a high amount of maritime traffic each year, especially along the Port of Long Beach, making accidents and injuries inevitable. These injuries can be substantial and can invoke complex maritime laws requiring the experience of a Long Beach maritime attorney. The board-certified maritime lawyers at Brais Law Firm can assist you with your Long Beach maritime personal injury case. With more than 28 years of combined trial experience, the Long Beach maritime attorneys at Brais Law Firm can assist you with your claim and help you obtain the compensation you deserve for the injuries you sustained while taking part in Long Beach maritime activities.
The attorneys at Brais Law Firm can assist you with a variety of maritime injuries you sustain while in the Long Beach area, including but not limited to: accidents involving boats and yachts, injuries and wrongful death that occurs on the navigable water, injuries sustained from water based sporting activities, claims by injured workers under the Jones Act or Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act, and more.
Injuries sustained by a Long Beach maritime worker can be extensive. Maritime workers may sustain serious work-related injuries while working both offshore and shoreside. Accidents that occur on the open seas are governed by a special set of laws. Injured workers may be able to recover for damages including, but not limited to, medical bills, lost wages, cost of rehabilitation, economic loss, and pain and suffering. Maritime workers who perform work on vessels on and offshore are typically covered under either the Jones Act or the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA). These are federal laws that provide compensation to a variety of different maritime workers who are injured from work they performed aboard a vessel or in loading or repairing a vessel.
Some examples of accidents experienced by maritime workers that could lead to compensatory damages include, but are not limited to: slipping and falling aboard a vessel, injuries sustained while loading and unloading vessels, injuries sustained while repairing a ship, among other maritime-related accidents.
If you are a tourist or resident injured while taking part in Long Beach maritime activities, you may also be entitled to compensation for your injuries. For example, passengers injured while aboard the Queen Mary may be entitled to compensation for their injuries. Compensation may include damages for items including, but not limited to, medical bills, pain and suffering, and lost wages, among other items depending on applicable law.
If you are a maritime worker injured while working in Long Beach, California, or a tourist or resident enjoying the maritime activities that Long Beach has to offer, the experienced Long Beach maritime attorneys at Brais Law Firm can advise you of your rights to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve for your maritime work-related injuries.
Contact the Long Beach maritime attorneys at Brais Law Firm for assistance with your maritime injury claim. To reach our lawyers you may click email the firm, call 800-499-0551 from within the U.S., Skype BraisLaw worldwide or click contact us to select and complete a form for a free evaluation of your case.