Admirality & Maritime Law

What Do Maritime Laws Cover?

Maritime law, also known as admiralty law, includes legal matters related to navigable waters. It includes domestic and international laws governing transactions and disputes on or connected to water. This area of law covers various issues, such as commerce, transportation, and personal injuries. Jurisdiction over maritime law cases is primarily held...
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How Injured Seamen Receive Compensation From The Jones Act

The maritime industry can be a challenging and hazardous field to work in. Workers are exposed to many dangers, such as falling objects, transportation accidents, fires, and explosions, which increase their risk of accidents and injuries. Unlike land-based workers, maritime workers cannot seek compensation through workers’ compensation benefits. Instead, they are...
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National Maritime Day – Postponed to May 26

Marchant Marine Wreath Laying Ceremony May 26, 2023 11:00 AM *This event was postponed from May 19th to May 26th due to inclement weather. Veterans’ Memorial in Riverfront Park201 N. Water St., Wilmington, NC National Maritime Day is in observation of our maritime heritage with a formal wreath-laying ceremony to honor...
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