Maritime Occupations

There are many types of workers who are covered under United States maritime and admiralty laws. The federal government regulates maritime activities in order to provide universal coverage these workers due the large number of hazards that can occur at virtually any time while working in and around the water.

The types of workers protected under the Jones Act, the Death on the High Seas Act, and the Longshoreman and Harbor Workers Protection Act greatly depend on the role that profession plays in relation to a vessel or ship. The acts divide their covered areas of specific jobs, some of which include but are not limited to:

  • Ordinary Seamen
  • Able Bodied Seamen
  • Utilitymen (Food Handlers)
  • Engine Utilitymen
  • Deck Engineer Machinists
  • Unlicensed Junior Engineers
  • 2nd Electricians
  • Refrigeration Engineers
  • Electronics Technicians
  • Wipers
  • seamen
  • officers
  • harbor pilots
  • oil workers
  • technicians
  • helicopter pilots
  • longshoremen
  • dock workers
  • lobstermen
  • fishermen
  • crabbers
  • engineers
  • deckhands
  • galley workers
  • ferry workers
  • tug & barge hands
  • on-board seafood processors

If you are employed in any of these jobs and you suffered an injury while performing your duties you may be able to take legal action under one of the United States admiralty laws. Contact a dedicated, experienced, and knowledgeable maritime lawyer now so that you can get started on the road to justice today.