Working in the maritime industry often means working under less than great situations. For example, on a vessel, in a port, or on an offshore drilling platform.
In such an environment, even minor maritime accidents can have big consequences, resulting in serious injury or even death.
Some maritime accidents are caused by bad weather or defective manufacturer parts. Most are the result of simple human error. Miscommunication, inattentiveness, and a lack of knowledge or training are all it takes for a serious accident to occur. In a lot of cases, investigators find that these accidents could have been prevented had workers received the proper training.
Examples of Inadequate Training for Maritime Workers
Inadequate training is a factor in many maritime accidents. Examples of inadequate training for maritime workers that can lead to accidents include:
- Not enough proper job training or certification;
- A lack of training on how to properly maintain equipment;
- A lack of proper safety training; and
- Employers failing to enforce safety training procedures and measures.
Preventing Maritime Accidents Caused by Inadequate Training
To prevent these types of accidents, maritime industry employers must ensure all workers get the proper training. Not only in how to safely operate and use their equipment, but also to maintain a safe working environment. This includes:
- Emergency safety protocols and procedures
- Preventative safety measures
- Conducting safety inspections
- Proper operation and use of equipment and machinery
- Proper maintenance procedures
- The proper use of PPEs and other safety equipment
- Safety training according to each task performed
- Preventing repetitive use injuries
Maritime Laws That Protect Workers Who Have Been Injured In Accidents Caused by Lack of Training
Are you a maritime worker who has become injured and unable to work? Was is due to an accident resulting from not enough training for maritime workers? The Jones Act and other maritime laws give you the right to try to get money for your injuries. However, to collect this compensation, you must be able to show that your employer failed to provide adequate training. Also that this lack of adequate training was responsible for the accident that led to your injuries.
Our maritime accident attorney will help you gather the evidence you will need to prove your claim. We will make sure that you get the total compensation to should.
Collecting Damages After a Maritime Accident
The Lambert Firm has been helping injured maritime workers for over 40 years. Headquartered in New Orleans, the Lambert Firm has successfully represented injured maritime workers. This includes port facilities, offshore platforms, and vessels on the high seas and inland waterways all over the U.S. One recent victory includes a large settlement for a deckhand. They suffered a shoulder injury in an accident that was demonstrated to have been caused in part due to the insufficient training of the crew.
Contact The Lambert Firm today to discuss your maritime injury claim. Most maritime injury claims are handled on a contingency basis. This means there are no up-front costs to our clients for our worl. We only collect a fee after you’ve gotten your settlement.