In the event of an accident, workers on tug boats, barges and ferries may be able to
claim compensation for their medical costs and other losses under the Jones Act.
Passengers on ferries may also be able to claim compensation, but under the standard tort
law provisions applying in the state where the injury occurred.
Tug boat, barge and ferry accident cases can involve complex questions of causation,
liability and the amount of damages the injured person is entitled to. Whether you are a
maritime worker or a passenger, you should retain the services of an experienced maritime
lawyer if you have suffered maritime injuries in an accident.
Help For Injured Workers And Passengers
Many, if not all, workers on tug boats, barges, ferries, dredges, pile drivers and service vessels are covered by the Jones Act. This legislation provides the injured worker with greater opportunities for compensation than a regular workers' compensation claim. Under the Jones Act, you may be entitled to compensation for medical costs and rehabilitation services, lost income, and pain and suffering.
Tabak, Mellusi & Shisha has extensive experience and a record of success in Jones Act cases. When our law firm represents you, we will work diligently to obtain all of the maintenance and cure benefits you are entitled to receive. If the boat owner failed to maintain the vessel in a seaworthy condition, we can seek additional compensation in an unseaworthiness claim.
Our lawyers vigorously represent ferry passengers who are injured in ferry crashes, slip-and-fall accidents and other accidents occurring on New York-area ferries and in passenger facilities. Tabak, Mellusi & Shisha will be your strong advocate, seeking maximum compensation for you.
We Offer Free Consultations
For a free consultation with a New York City tug boat and barge accident injury attorney, call us at 212-962-1590 or contact us by email.