Biz Wave: Maritime Injury Center

Maritime Injury CenterWhat types of services does your company offer? What’s your primary goal in the maritime industry?

We offer information about maritime laws and resources for those working in the industry or their families. The resources include access to legal experts who can provide advice about filing claims, filing lawsuits, and seeking compensation for maritime workers and their families.

Our primary goal is to provide accurate, detailed, and timely information on these subjects.

What types of content do you provide to advance the knowledge of your target audience?

We provide well-researched and sourced information on everything related to maritime law and the rights of workers in this industry.

This includes information about the Jones Act, which relates to seamen, the Longshore harbor and Workers’ Compensation Act, which applies to longshoremen, the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act, which applies to oil rig and platform workers, and many other laws.

How did Maritime Injury Center get started? What’s the story behind your company/organization?

We got our start as a conglomerate of individuals with expertise in various areas, including law and litigation, maritime law, merchant marines, and medicine. We came together to create a complete portal that would provide an information resource for anyone across the U.S. to access.

We wanted to provide information extending from maritime law to injuries, accidents, and illnesses that happen in the maritime industry and to provide access to legal and medical professionals.

What other companies do you partner with to help advance your services and information you provide?

We currently do not partner with any other services or agencies. We only provide the complete information and resources needed by people involved in the maritime industry.

Maritime Accident Ship

Photo courtesy of Maritime Injury Center.

Has maritime law changed significantly since your company began? If so, in what ways?

The laws have not changed significantly since we launched the site, but it is still new and we have room to grow into any changes that happen with the law or the industry. We will continue to add to our directory of medical and legal professionals that serve victims of maritime accidents.

What trends have you noticed in regards to maritime law, insurance or accident frequency?

Some important trends include the fact that safety procedures and policies are becoming more stringent.

Maritime employers are enacting and sticking to these stricter policies to keep workers safer and to avoid lawsuits. Trends in shipbuilding have also changed drastically since the Jones Act was first made law. For instance, we now know how dangerous asbestos is and it used to be used in nearly every part of a ship with no regard to the safety of workers or seamen.

Maritime law, like other types of law, can be complex. What are some of the common questions you receive from individuals in need of your services?

By far the most common question we see from our readers is related to whether or not their particular injuries or accidents are covered under the Jones Act.

What common questions and injuries have you noticed from commercial divers specifically?

Commercial divers are generally interested in issues like hypothermia, chemical exposure, and even mesothelioma from asbestos exposure.

What is the first step someone should take who’s been involved in a maritime accident?

Any of our readers who have been injured on a maritime job can contact MaritimeInjuryCenter.com and we will connect them to a medical professional or law firm that can help them take the next important steps.

 

– Dan Griffin, Chief Editor and Operator Officer

Started by a field of experts in everything from injury law to merchants, Maritime Injury Center provides assistance and information to individuals involved in maritime accidents.