Maritime Injury

Maritime Law (also known as Admiralty Law) deals with all questions, offenses and incidents on or near navigable bodies of water, including lakes, rivers and oceans. Any work-related injuries occurring on these bodies of water qualifies as a case for Maritime Injury. These injuries can range from soft tissue damage and muscle strains to wrongful death.

Common places these injuries take place:

  • Offshore Rigs
  • Jackup Rigs
  • Floating Rigs
  • Ships
  • Tugboats
  • Barges
  • Ocean-Going Vessels
  • Crew Boats
  • Supply Boats
  • Dredgers
  • Commercial Fishing Vessels
  • Ferries
  • Ports
  • Docks

Richard J. Fernandez: Maritime Law Specialist

When it comes to the matters of maritime law, Richard J. Fernandez is an expert. He has a Masters in Laws (LLM) in Admiralty from Tulane University Law School, serves as a Proctor of Admiralty, and is a member of the Maritime Law Association. With extensive knowledge of the subject, Mr. Fernandez knows how to get his clients the settlements they deserve, and his 30-year track record proves it.

Jones Act

The Jones Act was put in place to protect maritime workers in their dangerous field of occupation by allowing maritime employees to bring claims against their employers for negligence. Being a maritime law attorney, Mr. Fernandez has handled many cases on the matter and keeps employers accountable for what they owe.

If you or a loved one has had a work-related maritime injury, CONTACT US TODAY.