Maritime workers are increasingly at risk of endangerment as pirate attacks have been on the rise. The frequency of seeing modern-day pirates carrying semi-automatic weapons and holding hostages has increased in the news. In addition to the physical demands of working on a vessel or rig, seamen are at great risk of being held hostage or even hurt during a pirate attack.
If you or a loved one has been injured on the job as a result of a pirate attack, contact the attorneys at The Dwyer Law Firm. You and your family may be able to seek compensation for your medical expenses and lost wages under the Jones Act or other maritime laws.