Injured in a pirate attack on the high seas?
If you are working as a crewmember for a vessel that travels on foreign waters, you have likely heard of or experienced the danger that pirate crews pose. Because of technology and advanced weaponry, modern-day pirates are a far greater threat to vessels than the pirates of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Today, the typical pirate imagery of a cutlass and cannon has been replaced by semi-automatic guns and rocket launchers. Maritime piracy, even though it has existed for centuries, has recently been recognized as one of the most dangerous risks associated with maritime work.
As an offshore worker, it is important for you to understand the maritime laws that can protect your rights in the case of a pirate attack. It is wise to consult a maritime accident attorney about your line of work and how you can recover compensation for injuries related to pirate attacks. At Arnold & Itkin LLP, our professional team may be able to help you seek compensation to cover lost wages, medical expenses, and other losses that may have occurred as a result of the attack.
About Maritime Piracy
Our law firm is founded on a commitment to provide legal counsel and support to those who have sustained serious injuries. Our lawyers have years of experience helping injured offshore workers recover the compensation they desperately need to cover the medical costs of their injuries. We have created this website to provide helpful information and guidance to maritime workers through the United States and those who have been injured in foreign waters.
A pirate attack typically occurs overseas, and American seamen are usually confused about how to go about seeking compensation for an attack in foreign waters. With our help, your injury case will be appropriately filed under the right maritime law and your chances of recovering compensation greatly increase. We have seen a tremendous increase in the number of offshore workers injured by pirate attacks in recent years, and this has given us an opportunity to build upon our skills and knowledge in this area of maritime law.
Ship owners and employers have an obligation to do their part to deter and prevent pirate attacks on their ship. If you feel that your ship was attacked because the necessary safety measures were ignored, it is important for you voice to be heard. Don't wait to contact a personal injury lawyer at Arnold & Itkin LLP about your pirate attack. We can provide you with the legal backing you need to face your employer and stand up for others who have been injured because of negligent safety practices.