When an accident occurs on Long Island Sound, in the Atlantic Ocean, or another waterway off the coast of Long Island, different rules apply than if the same type of accident occurs on land. If you suffered injuries in an offshore accident as a passenger or a worker, a Sayville offshore injuries lawyer may be able to help you build a case and pursue compensation you may be entitled to.
Call Gacovino, Lake & Associates, P.C. today at (631) 600-0000 to discuss your case with a member of our team. We may be able to help you with your work injury case or pursue a personal injury case based on the applicable maritime laws, and we may be able to pursue financial recovery on your behalf based on contingency.
Types of Offshore Injuries That may Support a Sayville Claim
There are many types of accidents that can occur on an offshore vessel. Some of these injury accidents are common on land as well, while others are unique to a maritime environment. Some types of accidents and injuries that may support an offshore injuries claim or lawsuit include:
- Slips, trips, and other overboard falls
- Slips and trips on deck
- Boat fire injuries, including burn and explosion injuries
- Injuries caused by rough seas, including falls and falling objects
- Injuries caused by navigational errors
- Docking collisions
- Collisions with other vessels
- Diseases with symptoms like Norovirus, food poisoning, and other illnesses
- Pool accident injuries
- Injuries that occur during construction, maintenance, or repairs
At Gacovino, Lake & Associates, P.C., our team understands how the laws differ between pursuing compensation after an injury at sea versus a similar injury on land. We can determine if you are eligible to take action and may build a case on your behalf if you are. Let a Sayville offshore injuries lawyer from Gacovino, Lake & Associates, P.C. review your case.
Let One of our Sayville Offshore Injuries Attorneys Go to Work on Your Case Today
At Gacovino, Lake & Associates, P.C., we have trial attorneys who are well-versed in maritime and admiralty law, a very specific area of law that applies to injuries suffered offshore such as when you are onboard a sea-faring vessel. Some of these laws could apply to almost any type of boat or craft that was in the Atlantic Ocean or other waterways near Long Island when your accident occurred.
Some key maritime laws include:
- The Jones Act, as presented by the Transportation Institute
- The Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act, from the US Department of Labor
- Death on the High Seas Act, US Code Chapter 303
Our team understands these laws, how they may apply to your case, and the outcomes possible based on them. We can explain your rights and eligibility during your free case review.
In addition, laws are different depending on why you were on board the vessel. The process of recovering compensation for passengers differs somewhat from the steps you may need to navigate if you were on the job. Gacovino, Lake & Associates, P.C. can help you understand your rights and how to pursue monetary damages based on the facts of your case. Call (631) 600-0000 now to get started.
Recoverable Damages in a Sayville Offshore Injuries Settlement or Award
When a Sayville offshore injuries lawyer from Gacovino, Lake & Associates, P.C. gathers evidence to support your case, they may also seek and secure documentation to prove your related physical injuries, expenses, and financial losses. With this documentation, they can calculate a potential settlement range for your case.
The potentially recoverable damages depend on the facts of your case and your actual losses. Some applicable recoverable damages may include:
- Current and future medical treatment and care for your injuries
- Current and future lost wages and benefits, and reduced earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Loss of support to a surviving spouse
- Any applicable funeral and burial expenses
- Loss of companionship
Statutes of Limitations Differ Based on the Facts of Your Sayville Offshore Injury Accident
How long you have to take action in a Sayville offshore accident case depends on many factors. If you suffered injuries on the job, for example, your deadline under the Jones Act is three years.
If you lost a family member who was a passenger on an offshore vessel, EPT §5-4.1 generally offers two years to take legal action in New York. This statute may not apply in your case, however.
To learn more about the possible deadlines in your case, you can reach out to the Gacovino, Lake & Associates, P.C. team as soon as possible after your injuries occur. We can explain the strength of your case, the potential deadlines, and the steps we may need to take immediately to get started on your case.
Talk to a Member of our Sayville Offshore Injuries Team Today
If you suffered injuries while a worker or passenger on an offshore vessel, one of our Sayville offshore injuries lawyers may be able to pursue a payout based on your case. We can meet with you in Sayville, elsewhere in Suffolk County, anywhere on Long Island, or in any of the five boroughs of NYC.
At Gacovino, Lake & Associates, P.C., we have attorneys who understand maritime law and handle this type of case frequently. Our team can answer your questions about your offshore injuries and how they will affect your case.
Call our firm today at (631) 600-0000 to get started. A member of the Gacovino, Lake & Associates, P.C. offshore injuries legal team can review your case for free.