Attorneys For Shipyard, Dock, Bridge & Pier Worker Injuries

Longshoremen, shipyard and harbor workers put themselves at risk every day by working in often dangerous conditions on docks and piers. Even workers building bridges may be entitled to substantial benefits under the Federal Longshore Act, which is usually better than state worker's compensation. Crew members use heavy machinery to move freight, containers whose contents may shift or contain toxic substances, and other objects over docks, piers and open waters. A mistake with a crane or a brush with an electrical wire near water could lead to a catastrophic injury or a fatal accident.

Representing Injured Maritime Workers Worldwide

At the Law Offices of John W. Merting, P.A., we have committed our practice nearly exclusively to representing injured seamen, longshoremen, harbor workers, and others injured in maritime and shipyard accidents. Attorney John W. Merting has more than 40 years of experience and is the first lawyer in North Florida to be Board-Certified in Admiralty and Maritime Law by The Florida Bar.

Our goal is to help ensure that injured workers and families with wrongful death claims obtain full and fair compensation under the federal Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act (LHWCA) and federal maritime law.

Harbor and shipyard accidents all too often result in career-ending injuries. We are committed to helping you obtain fair compensation for your personal injury through the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act or, in some cases, under the Jones Act.

Schedule a free consultation and discover how we can help you.

Protecting Longshoremen, Harbor And Shipyard Workers And Their Families

Attorney John Merting's extensive, worldwide experience handling complicated maritime accidents should cause you to consider retaining him to handle your claim arising from the harbor and shipyard accidents. He uses a hands-on approach to understand the specific factors leading to our clients' accidents. He will consider whether the manager of the dock or pier failed to maintain proper working conditions, or if an undertrained crew or defective equipment caused the accident.

Whether you are a crane operator, a longshoremen, a dock worker, bridge or ship builder, we are committed to helping you obtain fair compensation for your losses, including:

  • Lost wages and lost earning capacity
  • Medical and rehabilitation expenses
  • Vocational retraining

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If you suffered serious injuries working as a shipbuilder or crane operator, seek legal help immediately. The Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act allow claims up to one year following the accident and in certain circumstances, even longer. Discover how we can help you during a free consultation.