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If you have been hurt in a maritime accident, it is critical to seek guidance from an experienced admiralty and maritime lawyer. These types of accident and injury cases involve complex federal and state laws, and hiring a Massachusetts attorney knowledgeable in the field of maritime and admiralty law can make the difference in the outcome of your case.
With offices in Boston, Massachusetts, Brais Law Firm assists clients in Boston, Gloucester and other regions of Massachusetts who have been injured on or near navigable waters. The attorneys at our firm litigate a wide range of maritime claims in state and federal courts throughout Massachusetts and in Rhode Island (with the permission of the court). Our team has an in-depth understanding of Jones Act claims, Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act claims and other injury claims stemming from workplace accidents that occur on vessels, ports, docks, shipyards and other maritime environments. We also regularly represent individuals who have suffered personal injuries on cruise ships and ferries, as well as yachts, motorboats, sailboats and other recreational watercrafts in the Massachusetts area and beyond.
Located in Boston Harbor, the Port of Boston is the largest port in Massachusetts and one of the major ports on the East Coast of the United States. The Paul W. Conley Terminal serves as the port’s container facility moving nearly 1.5 million metric tons of cargo each year. The Boston Fish Pier, which is located in South Boston, opened in 1915 and serves as a central site for the region’s fishermen and seafood processing companies.
Beyond container and fishing operations, Boston Harbor is home to the Flynn Cruiseport Boston. The Flynn Cruiseport is in the middle of South Boston’s Seaport District and more than 300,000 passengers travel through this port each year. Cruise lines and ships that sail out of Boston Harbor include:
Royal Caribbean International
Royal Caribbean International
Serenade of the Seas
Grandeur of the Seas
Situated on Cape Ann in Essex County, Massachusetts, Gloucester is home to the United States’ oldest seaport. The town began as a shipbuilding center and currently serves as a principle center of activity for the fishing industry. Beyond its commercial fishing activities, Gloucester Harbor is also recognized as a premier recreational destination for residents and visitors to the region. From sailing and whale watching excursions, to paddle boarding, canoeing and other water sports, Gloucester Harbor offers many opportunities to get out and explore the water.
Commercial fisherman, tuna fleet crews, longshoremen, harbor and dock workers and other employees in the maritime industry operate in some of the most dangerous work environments. Shipboard and pier side accidents, vessel collisions, boat sinkings and other maritime incidents can result in serious personal injuries or death. The legal team at Brais Law Firm fights to protect workers who have been injured in all types of maritime accidents. These types of accident claims are often governed by their own body of law, known as maritime and admiralty law, which operates far differently than land-based workers’ compensation law.
Our firm also regularly assists individuals who have suffered personal injuries on cruise ships, ferries, yachts, motorboats and other vessels. Regardless of whether you were injured on the job or while relaxing and enjoying the waters of Massachusetts, we can help. Our lawyers know how to properly investigate maritime accidents and injuries. When you hire us, our team will work to gather all the evidence necessary to build your case so that you can get the compensation you deserve.
If you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury or fatality on the waters of Massachusetts or a surrounding area, we encourage you to contact our maritime law firm today. Our legal team offers free consultations to accident victims and their family members. Call our Boston law offices today at 800-499-0551 or complete our online contact form to schedule your case evaluation.