How a Maritime Products Liability Lawyer Can Help with Injuries Caused by Unsafe or Defective Products
Product liability law protects people injured by dangerous and defective products. When a piece of machinery or equipment on a ship or fishing vessel seriously injures workers because of poor design or manufacturing errors, a products liability case may be brought to seek justice for the injured person.
Maritime product liability lawyers have experience seeking compensation on behalf of injured maritime workers for all kinds of defective products. Common recoverable damages include pain and suffering, lost wages, medical bills, and disability.
While Sinking Vessels Are Rare, Risk of Maritime Drowning Is High
Maritime drowning is a high risk for seamen, despite improved safety and technology in recent years. It’s important to understand that drownings happen both at sea and on vessels that are in port or tied to a dock. Longshoremen, harbor workers, and workers on offshore oil platforms have a risk of drowning alongside other maritime workers like commercial fishermen who may spend more time at sea. Maritime workers deal with inherent risks in their jobs, and falling overboard is one of the biggest. Sadly, a fall overboard is often fatal.Read More