Failure to hire qualified harbor workers can cause serious accidents. It is the responsibility of a seaman’s employer to insure safe working conditions. Adequate safety, training, and security measures should prevent accidents. The hiring of qualified and competent workers is crucial to safety.
Maritime injuries occur when a working seaman is on or near water. The Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA), ensures that employees receive benefits. Benefits include things like pain and suffering, lost wages, and lost future earnings. Families of a deceased seaman can receive these benefits as well.
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Defined as individuals who work on or for a vessel, seamen can be:
Longshoremen work on or near the water. He or she may handle unloading, loading and tying a vessel. A harbor worker works near the water as well. They sometimes handle repairs, builds, or breaks apart a vessel.
Injuries can happen to workers in areas near water, such as:
As well as other adjoining areas used by an employer in:
Passengers injured on a boat or cruise ship may file suit against the owner. The owner needs notification within a specified time. Typically, a claim must be within a year of the incident. It is important if you are a passenger injured at sea to consult an attorney.
Vessels or equipment that are defective or unfit are considered “unseaworthy.” Examples can include: