Skip to Content

Accidents in Delaware Ports & Locations

With nearly 400 miles of coastline on the Atlantic Ocean and Delaware Bay, Delaware has a booming maritime industry. From commercial operations on the Delaware River to fishing charters and other recreational boating activities at Rehoboth and Bethany Beach, many Delaware residents work in a broad range of maritime occupations. This includes (but is by no means limited to) working at Delaware’s four major ports:

  • Bowers Harbor
  • Breakwater Harbor (Lewes)
  • Port of Delaware City
  • Port of Wilmington (GT USA Wilmington)

From the Indian River Marina in Rehoboth to the Delaware City Marina at the mouth of the Delaware River, the First State is home to many other maritime facilities as well. All along Delaware’s coast, there are job opportunities ranging from onboard positions (i.e., captains, first mates, deckhands, bosuns, engineers and fishermen) to land-based jobs for dockhands, longshoremen, harbor workers and others.

Experienced Legal Representation for Maritime Workers in Delaware

If you live in Delaware and have been injured in a maritime accident, it is important that you speak with a lawyer about your legal rights promptly. While the Jones Act, Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act  (LHWCA), and other laws provide special protections for maritime workers, you must act quickly to protect your claim.

At Brais Law Firm, we have decades of experience representing maritime workers. We handle claims against all types of maritime employers, and we have secured millions of dollars in financial compensation for our clients. Our lawyers can fight to hold your employer or vessel owner accountable—whether this means asserting your right to “no-fault” benefits or seeking additional compensation based on unseaworthiness or Jones Act negligence.

Were You Injured on a Charter or Recreational Vessel?

Along with representing individuals who work in Delaware’s maritime industry, we also handle cases involving recreational boating accidents off of Delaware’s shores. This includes cases involving charter vessels, rental boats and personal watercraft (PWC), private boats, and watersports. We represent Delaware residents and those who are vacationing at Delaware’s beaches, with departure points including:

  • Bethany Beach and South Bethany
  • Claymont
  • Delaware City
  • Dewey Beach
  • Lewes
  • Fenwick Island
  • Rehoboth Beach
  • Wilmington

Understanding Your Legal Rights After a Maritime Accident in Delaware

Maritime accidents can involve all types of vessels and land-based operations, and they can happen for a variety of different reasons. Regardless of the circumstances involved, if you have been injured on the water, you need to make sure you receive the compensation you deserve. From dealing with your employer to dealing with a boat owner’s insurance company, protecting your legal rights isn’t easy. An experienced maritime lawyer at Brais Law Firm can help, and you can contact us 24/7.

Schedule a Free Consultation About Your Maritime Accident Claim in Delaware

Are you entitled to financial compensation for a maritime accident in Delaware? Contact Brais Law Firm to find out. For a free, no-obligation consultation with an experienced maritime lawyer, call 800-499-0551 or tell us how we can reach you online now. You pay nothing unless we win. 

Best Lawyers badge
America's Top 100 High Stakes Litigators badge
Peer Review Rated badge
Multi-million dollar advocates forum badge
board certified in admiralty and maritime law from the florida bar
Best Law Firms badge
70 years of collective trial experience badge
United States Merchant Marine badge
United States Coast Guard badge
Florida Legal Elite 2016 badge
crane vessel badge