As an offshore worker, maritime piracy is an unfortunate fact and risk of your chosen occupation. Long gone are the days of crossbones and cutlasses, instead now replaced by semi-automatic guns and advanced technology. It is important for all offshore workers to be aware of their rights under maritime law, including those that cover piracy. At the Kolodny Law Firm, our experienced maritime lawyers can help you receive the compensation you deserve from injuries sustained from pirate attacks.
Modern pirates, more often than not, resort to robbery as their main objective, though they are far from being above taking hostages and demanding a ransom. As such, many offshore companies implement strategies to help mitigate threats from piracy. It is the responsibility of offshore employers to make sure their workers are educated and prepared for the risks involved with their work in certain areas. Usually, strategies for defense can involve test exercises and onboard security. If an employer has not educated their workers on the risks of piracy, and has not educated them on strategies for defense against such attacks, they could very well be in violation of their responsibilities under maritime law, entitling you to a claim.
PIRACY ATTACK RECOVERY
The maritime lawyers at the Kolodny Law Firm are committed to providing guidance to maritime workers who have sustained injuries while on the job. Since most pirate attacks occur overseas, there can be some confusion when trying to navigate the issues at hand. With our help, we can guide you to the just and fair compensation you deserve under the right aspect of maritime law.