Longshore Injuries & Accidents Aboard Ships
Actions Against Vessel Owners under 905(b) for Negligent Injury of Longshoremen
Longshoremen injured by the negligence of a ship owner may bring a direct action for damages against the vessel owner in addition to their claims under the Longshore Act. Damages include compensation for pain and suffering, lost wages, lost wage earning capacity, and future medical expenses. In many cases, damages under Sec. 905(b) will be greater than those available against the employer under the Longhsore Harbor Workers Act. Sec. 905(b) cases are highly complex maritime injury claims, and involve complex defenses to such claims. An experienced maritime injury lawyer should be consulted as soon as possible after a serious injury accident to review the possibility of a claim under Sec. 905(b). In appropriate cases, you can receive compensation under the Longshore Harbor Workers Act, in addition to compensation against the vessel owner.
Stacey & Jacobsen, PLLC is one of the Nation’s leading maritime personal injury law firms. They are dedicated to obtaining fair compensation for their injured clients. They understand your injuries, how accidents happen aboard ship, and how those accidents could have been prevented. They have handled thousands of shipboard accident cases involving negligence, and have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for their clients located throughout the United States. They accept longshore claims involving serious injuries under Sec. 905(b) of the Longshore Harbor Workers Act.