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Baltimore, a city located only 40 miles northeast of Washington, D.C, is the most populous city in the state of Maryland. Baltimore generates billions of dollars a year in maritime wages and salaries for maritime workers, as well as billions of dollars each year in cargo shipped in and out of Baltimore ports. Millions of tons of cargo are shipped each year in and out of Baltimore. Baltimore ports handle shipments of items such as automobiles, farm and construction machinery, aluminum, sugar, and more. Additionally, the World Trade Center in Baltimore houses the Maryland Port Administration and the U.S. headquarters for major shipping lines.
The Port of Baltimore also supports the cruise industry which offers a variety of different trips through various cruise lines. Baltimore’s cruise industry provides hundreds of jobs and brings in millions of dollars annually to support Maryland’s economy.
Baltimore is also a popular destination for tourists. Baltimore’s rich history and attractions bring millions of tourists each year. Some popular attractions are the National Aquarium, the USS Constellation (Civil War-era vessel) and other war ships and submarines, sporting venues, museums, and more.
Because of the large volume of cruise ship activity, visiting tourists, maritime workers, and cargo shipped in and out of Baltimore ports each year, accidents and injuries inevitably occur. Unfortunately, injuries can be substantial and often invoke complex maritime and personal injury laws requiring the experience of a Baltimore cruise ship and maritime attorney. The cruise ship and maritime lawyers at Brais Law Firm can assist you with your Baltimore cruise ship and maritime personal injury case. With more than 28 years of combined trial experience, Brais Law attorneys can help you obtain the compensation you deserve for the injuries you sustained while visiting or working in the Baltimore seaport area.
Injuries sustained by a Baltimore maritime worker can be extensive based on the dangerous work they perform. Maritime workers may sustain serious work-related injuries which may include, but are not limited to:
Accidents that occur on or near the navigable waters are governed by a special set of laws. Maritime workers who perform work on vessels or offshore near navigable waters are typically covered under either the Jones Act or the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA). These are complex federal laws that provide compensation to a variety of different maritime workers who are injured from the work they performed aboard a vessel (such as a cruise ship or a cargo ship) or in loading or repairing a vessel.
Injured workers may be able to recover for a variety of different damages including, but not limited to: medical bills, lost wages, cost of rehabilitation, economic loss, and pain and suffering.
If you are a tourist injured while visiting the Baltimore, Maryland area, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. For example, passengers injured while aboard a Baltimore Maryland cruise ship may be entitled to compensation where the cruise ship owner was negligent, and may recover for items such as medical bills, pain and suffering, and lost wages, among other items depending on applicable law.
If you are a tourist injured while visiting the Baltimore seaport area, the experienced cruise ship and maritime attorneys at Brais Law Firm can advise you of your rights to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve for your injuries.
Contact the cruise ship and 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.