When Shipyard, Dock, Bridge And Pier Workers Are Hurt, They Can Count On Us

Longshoremen, shipyard and harbor workers put themselves at risk every day in dangerous conditions on docks and piers. Crew members use heavy machinery to move freight containers with shifting or toxic content over docks, bridges, 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.

If such an accident occurs, it can have devastating consequences. No one should have to go through this experience alone. The Law Offices of John W. Merting, P.A., of Gulf Breeze, Florida, has committed its practice almost exclusively to representing 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 ready to help workers and families with injury and wrongful death claims. Find out how we can help you by calling us for a free consultation at 866-416-4412.

A Personable Attorney Who Protects Shipyard Workers

Mr. Merting's global experience with complicated maritime accidents can help you and your family if you have claims arising from harbor and shipyard accidents. He is personable and relies on a hands-on approach to understand the details leading to the accident. In his thoroughness, Mr. Merting will review whether the manager of the dock or bridge failed to maintain proper working conditions, or if an undertrained crew or defective equipment caused the accident.

Whether you are a crane operator, longshoreman, dock worker, bridge or ship builder, we are committed to helping you obtain fair compensation for losses that may include:

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

Harbor and shipyard accidents 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 the Jones Act.

An Advocate That Provides Free Consultations

If you suffered serious injuries working as a shipbuilder or crane operator, seek legal help immediately. The Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act allows claims up to a year after the accident, and in certain circumstances, even longer. Learn how the Law Offices of John W. Merting, P.A., of Gulf Breeze, Florida, can assist. For a free consultation, contact us at 866-416-4412.