Empathetic Attorney Who Assists Seamen Faced With Career-Ending Injuries

Personal injury cases involving workers on vessels and oil rigs are unlike those involving people with land-based professions. For example, when people who work in an office suffer a lower back injury, they may still be able to work. However, if oil rig workers and others in maritime employment suffer a similar injury, they may be unable to do their jobs for the rest of their lives. Maritime employers will usually not hire a worker who has suffered a back injury or physical restrictions imposed by a physician. Who do you turn to when you need legal help dealing with a career-ending injury?

The Law Offices of John W. Merting, P.A., of Gulf Breeze, Florida, has more than 40 years of legal experience helping people who have suffered serious injuries in maritime accidents. Our firm is led by Mr. Merting, the first Board-Certified Admiralty and Maritime injury lawyer in all of North Florida. For a free consultation, contact us at 866-416-4412.

Maritime Workers Face Many Debilitating Injuries

Through the decades, Mr. Merting and his team have helped hundreds of people injured offshore. Mr. Merting has represented clients in injury claims involving oil rig/supply boat injuries; Jones Act/unseaworthiness claims; tugboat and barge accidents; shipyard, dock and pier accidents; commercial fishing accidents; and cruise ship injuries.

Our legal team is effective, aggressive, persistent and understanding, and has represented clients with injuries such as:

  • Burns
  • Fractures
  • Spinal cord and back injuries
  • Amputations
  • Brain trauma
  • Knee injuries

Many such injuries end maritime careers. As a result, an injured offshore worker will be left with few transferable job skills, and most likely take a low-paying entry-level job on land. Our legal team will make its best efforts to secure the compensation you deserve.

You Need Experience, So Call Us Now

Have you or someone you know suffered a career-ending injury? The Law Offices of John W. Merting, P.A., of Gulf Breeze, Florida, focuses on injury cases involving offshore workers. With more than four decades of experience, Mr. Merting has appeared in courts throughout Florida and many other states on behalf of injured offshore workers. His more than 40 years of experience can be important to demonstrate how devastating even a minor permanent injury can be. For a free consultation with an attorney, contact us at 866-416-4412.