The Australian Government indicates that Australia relies on sea transport for 99 percent of exports. In July of 2009, the Council of Australian Governments agreed to implement national regulations to improve maritime safety. An Australian Maritime Safety Authority was created to become the national safety regulator for all of the commercial shipping that takes place in the waters of Australia. Australia’s sea ports also play a very important role in the tourism industry in the country, with Tourism Australia indicating that: “All of the world’s leading cruise lines include Australia in their programs.”
As an island continent, Australia has a coastline spanning more than 36,735 km, so it should come as no surprise that the country is dependent upon its waterways for both commercial operations and tourism. What visitors to Australia must realize, however, is that there are complicated national and international laws that affect the rights of those who work or play on ships and vessels off Australia’s coastlines.
Maritime Injuries in Australia
Australia lies between the Indian and Pacific oceans and determining what laws actually impact your rights if you get hurt off the coast of Australia requires a detailed understanding of national and international maritime law. A maritime attorney at Lipcon, Margulies & Winkleman, P.A., has this understanding and can put it to work to help you if you are visiting Australia and something goes wrong offshore.
LM&W represents passengers and crew members who sustain injuries on cruise ships and other offshore vessels worldwide. The list of countries our attorneys serve demonstrates our skill and familiarity with helping people from all over the world. We make it easy to contact us no matter where you are by using traditional phone lines or Internet dialing services like Skype, and we ensure you can speak to someone in your native language when you call us.
Our worldwide reputation prompts clients to reach out to us when facing a wide array of different issues due to injury and illness on vessels off the coast of Australia, including when cruise ship accidents or accidents on shore excursions cause harm. If you were on a cruise ship, pleasure vessel or any offshore vessel and you got hurt, our commitment is to help you make the law work for you so you do not go uncompensated for the harm you experienced.
Get Help Today From LM&W
An attorney at Lipcon, Margulies & Winkleman, P.A. is prepared to offer you advice and advocacy as soon as you are affected by an offshore injury off the coast of Australia. We believe in holding the right parties accountable if passengers or crew members are harmed and we will assist you in making the law work for you to get justice.
Give us a call as soon as possible after your injury, as conducting an investigation and moving forward with legal action can be a challenge. The sooner we are in your corner, the sooner we can begin to help you overcome obstacles to get the justice you deserve under Australian and international maritime law. Call us today at 877-233-1238 to schedule a consultation or contact us online to find out how we can help.