A maritime attorney can provide assistance to seamen who have sustained injuries while working offshore in Charleston, South Carolina or elsewhere throughout the country. Injuries can also happen on pleasure cruises leaving from Charleston. Whether you are on a sightseeing cruise or a major ship when you sustain your injury, you need to understand how the law applies to protect you.
Lipcon, Margulies & Winkleman, P.A. is a law firm focused on admiralty and maritime law. We provide representation to workers who sustain injuries and have Jones Act claims or those who otherwise wish to make a case to recover compensation for their offshore injuries. We also represent cruise passengers who were the victims of negligent security, assault offenses or other harm aboard a ship caused by a failure of the cruise line to protect them.
Charleston, SC Offshore Injuries
The Port of Charleston spans Charleston, North Charleston and Mount Pleasant and encompasses five public terminals that are operated by the South Carolina Port Authority. The Port of Charleston is the eighth largest in the U.S. when measuring the value of cargo and more than $63 billion in cargo has moved through the Port of Charleston considering both imports and exports.
Cargo terminals at the Port of Charleston include the Wando Welch Terminal, the Columbus Street Terminal, the Veterans Terminal, and the Naval Base Terminal. Cruises that depart from the area use the Union Pier Terminal. Cruise operations generally support more than 400 jobs and bring $37 million in economic benefit. The cruise terminal was first opened to the public to support cruise operations in 1973.
When vessels including cruise lines and cargo boats depart from or arrive at the Port of Charleston, they may carry workers and passengers who sustain injuries while offshore in navigable waterways. Determining whether injury cases involving these passengers may be brought in Charleston or in other state or federal courts in South Carolina or across the globe can be very complicated. Admiralty and maritime laws apply to determine the rights of people hurt on navigable waterways, whether they are working or on a pleasure cruise at the time their injuries are sustained.
Seek Help From an Attorney Right Away
Lipcon, Margulies & Winkleman, P.A. has extensive experience providing legal representation to anyone hurt offshore, as well as harbor workers doing business in the Port of Charleston. Our firm provides representation whether you were assaulted on a cruise or fell while onboard a ship as you were doing your work tasks.
There are a wide variety of situations where people could be injured at sea and our firm has a unique understanding of all of the different laws that can apply to protect victims and help them obtain compensation for losses they have sustained.
Our firm has a legal team with over 165 years of combined experience and members of our legal team have published guides to help those who have been harmed. However, there is no substitute for personalized one-on-one legal attention and advice tailored to the specifics of your injury case. We can offer you the help you need to understand how maritime laws apply to help you recover compensation for injury.
To learn more about how one of our maritime attorneys can assist you after an accident while offshore, contact Lipcon, Margulies & Winkleman, P.A. today. Call us at 877-233-1238 or contact us online for a free consultation.