Your Rights at Sea
Some of the most dangerous jobs involve working at sea on drilling rigs, shipping yards, or on boats. The people who work in these jobs are subject to many dangers and therefore need to understand maritime law that protects them in case of an injury. You need to understand that you have rights at sea and there are people who can help protect them if you suffer a serious injury while working.
If your job requires you to spend a large amount of time working on sea, you need to understand your rights that are protected under maritime law. The federal government oversees maritime law cases and you need a professional legal representative on your side. Contact the San Diego maritime lawyers of Ritter & Associates today at (619) 296-0123 to schedule a free consultation to discuss your legal options.
Critically Important and Universal Rights
If you suffer an injury while working at sea, you need to know that you have rights. By understanding your rights, you are more likely to be able to obtain the workers’ compensation benefits that you need to stay financially stable while you recover from your injury. Suffering an injury on the job is never easy, but you have the following rights:
- The right to know what your rights are
- The right to not be misled by employers or insurance companies
- The right to representation by a qualified maritime attorney
If you have been hurt while working at sea, do not delay seeking legal counsel and assistance with your workers’ compensation claim. Contact the San Diego maritime lawyers of Ritter & Associates by calling (619) 296-0123 to discuss your legal options.