Getting hurt while working on a boat on the Hudson River is different from being injured on the New York Thruway or on a Manhattan construction site. The personal injury laws that apply to car accidents and the workers' compensation laws that apply to construction accidents may not be applicable if you are a maritime worker who was injured on your vessel.
But That Doesn't Mean You Are Out of Luck
Other laws-such as the federal Jones Act-may apply and may allow you to recover fair damages for the specific injuries you suffered while working on a Hudson River vessel. If you've been hurt and you are a seaman who qualifies for Jones Act protection, you may be able to recover for the injuries you suffered. This may include compensation for your current, past and future:
- Medical expenses
- Lost income
- Other damages
Even if the Jones Act does not apply to you, you may still be able to recover damages for the injuries you suffered while working on the Hudson River. Other federal maritime laws may apply and may allow you to make a fair recovery.
Workers on the Hudson River deserve the same protection as those who work on the open sea, in our harbors, and in other maritime environments. Accordingly, we encourage you to learn more about your rights and to start a live chat with us today to find out what specific steps you should take to protect your recovery and your future. As experienced maritime attorneys, we can help.