Some of the most dangerous jobs in the world are deckhand jobs. When injuries occur, they are often catastrophic or fatal. While deckhands are typically eligible for compensation and benefits under the Jones Act, most will need a maritime accident lawyer to assist them with their injury claims.
If you or a family member has been injured while working as a deckhand, it is crucial to speak with a personal injury attorney as soon as possible. At Murphy Law Firm, our deckhand injury lawyers can help you sort through the accountability issues, including those related to the Limitation of Liability Act, and file for compensation under all applicable laws. Depending on the circumstances of the injury or wrongful death, there may be multiple liable parties.