Jones Act Lawyers for Injured Seamen in Wilmington, North Carolina
If you are an injured maritime worker in Wilmington, NC, your physical ability is critical to your livelihood. Make sure you are compensated fully for your injuries.
Call a Wilmington, North Carolina Jones Act attorney of Montagna Klein Camden to discuss your rights to compensation.
If you were injured while working aboard your employer’s ship, tug, barge, or boat, you may have rights to compensation that are different—and more valuable—than the rights of an injured land-based worker in Wilmington.
Wilmington, NC land-based workers who are injured on the job are generally covered by workers’ compensation under Federal and North Carolina State Law. If you were injured while assigned to work on your employer’s vessel, you may qualify as a Jones Act seaman and be entitled to recovery under the Jones Act.
The Longshore & Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act and Maritime Workers in Wilmington, North Carolina
If you work in Wilmington, NC in the maritime industry, but you were NOT at sea when you were injured, you must file a claim under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act.
The Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act is a federal statute that provides medical benefits and compensation for Wilmington, North Carolina longshore workers injured on wharfs, piers, docks, marine ways and shipping terminals.
Note that if your employer is the United States, your claim falls under the Public Vessels Act.
Contact the Wilmington, NC lawyers of Montagna Klein Camden at 877-622-8100 for a free consultation to discuss your case. Time limitations apply to filing a claim. Maintain your rights — Call Now.