As a variety of Californian jobs involve being out on the open water, it’s to be expected that workers like you risk facing injury while on boats. The Law Offices of Lyle C. Cavin, Jr. & Associates, who handle maritime and personal injury law, are here to help you understand more about making maritime injury claims.
The first thing to understand is that many different types of shipboard injuries can be eligible for compensation. For example, lifting heavy cargo or dealing with hoisting or heavy lines can result in you suffering from muscular strain, back problems, or even dislocated joints if the loads are heavy enough. Improper training or equipment can add to this danger, making dealing with cargo on a ship very troublesome.
Due to the harsh nature of the sea and how heavy many items on a ship are, shipboard injuries can also include burns, severed limbs, brain trauma, or even death.
Anyone is susceptible to being injured at sea. Even veteran sailors can have accidents. Many circumstances that contribute to the most severe accidents are entirely out of your control, like sudden storms. Bad situations can easily lead to injury.
If you would like to read more about the claims you can make or the injuries that claims can apply to, check out our web page on maritime injuries and injury claims. Once you have an idea of how to seek compensation, you can seek the additional aid of an experienced attorney who can help you navigate the situation.