If you have ever been to a shipyard, you know just how dangerous it can be. There are large, looming ships everywhere. There are powerful pieces of machinery all around you. There is heavy rope; anchors and supplies; dangerous tools and, of course, the ocean depths; and generally speaking, the entire area poses significant risks if you don't have experience working there.
This is why shipyard workers are some of the bravest employees in the workforce. They deal with these dangerous conditions on a daily basis, and they do it because they love what they do. That being said, when something does go wrong or a shipyard worker is injured as a result of negligent or unsafe conditions perpetrated by the shipyard or a vessel, then the injured worker needs legal representation.
The injuries that someone could suffer under negligent conditions are vast and severe. An injured shipyard worker could be dealing with broken bones, terrible back injuries, traumatic brain injuries and even fatal injuries. Too often, the injuries a shipyard worker suffers either ends their career or dramatically affects their ability to fulfill their career.
Given this reality, and given the important nature of recovery in the wake of a shipyard accident, the Law Offices of John W. Merting is here to help shipyard workers in Florida. We have represented maritime workers for many years, and we take pride in working with you, developing your case and helping you pursue your claims as far as you would like to take them.