Boston Admiralty and Maritime Injury Lawyers

Massachusetts Law Firm Experienced With Maritime Claims

Admiralty and maritime law is a specialized area of practice. The laws that govern the maritime industry may intersect with state, federal and international laws. The procedures you must follow are very different from those in state court. It is important that you choose a law firm with considerable experience handling maritime and admiralty cases.

At Rawson, Merrigan & Litner, LLP, we serve clients who are injured in maritime accidents throughout the East Coast. We represent the rights of all injured workers: visitors, citizens, undocumented workers and residents. Our experienced attorneys will dedicate all of our resources to your case. Please call us at 617-348-0988 for a free consultation.

Injuries to Workers and Recreational Boaters

Maritime law, the Jones Act and the Longshoreman & Harbor Workers' Compensation Act (LHWCA) entitle crewmembers and offshore workers to compensation for injuries they suffer on the job. Compensation may cover lost income, pain and suffering, and maintenance and cure. However, recovering your benefits is a complex process that has little room for error. We can help.

Many types of workers and boaters can suffer maritime and admiralty personal injuries, including:

  • Commercial fishermen
  • Merchant seamen
  • Longshoremen and dock workers
  • Recreational boaters
  • Boat, ferry and ship passengers

If your maritime injury was caused by a defective product, you may be able to recover damages from a third party in addition to your Jones Act or LHWCA benefits. The manufacturers of defective tools, machines, heavy equipment and safety equipment can be held liable if their negligence caused your accident.

Unfortunately, many injuries caused on boats, harbors and piers are very serious and sometimes fatal. They can include:

  • Head and brain injuries
  • Back and neck injuries
  • Maritime deaths
  • Hand injuries
  • Knee, leg and foot injuries
  • Amputations
  • Burns

Our attorneys can also handle issues such as salvage and fishing contracts. Contact the experienced team of Rawson, Merrigan & Litner for your admiralty and maritime case and get the results you deserve. Simply call our Boston or Greenfield offices at 617-348-0988 or send an e-mail for a free consultation.