Admiralty Maritime Lawyers and Admiralty Maritime Attorneys

Admiralty law, also referred to as maritime law, is the body of private law, international law, and legal theory that governs maritime questions and offenses. It specifically regulates the relationships between private entities which operate vessels on the ocean.

Those that work at sea know the kinds of conditions they must live and work in every day. Admiralty and maritime laws are designed to ensure safety for workers on ships (including cruise ships), as well as ethical business practices. All commercial activity conducted at or by sea is subject to maritime and admiralty law. In this sense, it is distinguished from the "Law of the Sea," which is a body of public international law governing navigational rights, mineral rights, and jurisdiction over coastal waters. It is also separate from international laws governing relationships between nations.

Admiralty and maritime law also frequently deals with the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act (LHWCA), which provides for compensation and medical care to employees disabled from injuries that occur on the navigable waters of the United States, or in adjoining areas used in loading, unloading, repairing, or building a vessel.

Admiralty Maritime Legal Guide and Information

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Maritime and Admiralty Law
Information on maritime law, admiralty law, the Death on the High Seas Act, the Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act, the Outer Continental Shelf Act and your rights at sea.
Maritime Injuries
Maritime injury information including Jones Act vs. Workers' Compensation, unseaworthy vessels, at-risk workers, maritime wrongful death and what to do if you are injured at sea.
The Jones Act
Information on the Jones Act including remedies, damages, examples of employer negligence, maintenance and cure and Jones Act FAQs. 
Cruise Ship Accidents
Cruise ship injury and accident information including types of cruise ship injuries, cruise ship regulations and cruise injury FAQs.
At Risk Maritime Workers
Information for offshore rig and platform workers, tugboat and barge workers, longshore and harbor workers, commercial fishermen, crabbers, factory trawler workers, merchant mariners, deckhands, dredge workers and ship, tanker and freighter crew who are at risk for developing maritime injuries.

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Admiralty Maritime Official Links

Division of Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation
The U.S. Department of Labor's Division of Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation. Includes Longshore Act coverage and benefits, Defense Base Act and Longshore FAQs.
Maritime Administration - US Department of Transportation
Includes information on mariners, environment and safety, ports and ships and shipping.
Defense Base Act - DOL
Overview of the Defense Base Act.