Shipyard Accidents | Virginia Maritime Lawyer Richard Serpe

Virginia Maritime Lawyer - Richard Serpe

According to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), shipyard work is traditionally hazardous and has an injury-accident rate more than twice that of the general construction industry. Shipyard workers are constantly exposed to dangerous working conditions such as enclosed spaces, high temperatures, dangerous machinery, hazardous materials, in addition to performing these tasks near water. These conditions demand competence and professionalism from both employees and employers— anything less places lives at risk.

Our office in Downtown Norfolk is just minutes from most of the major shipyards in Virginia. Major shipyards in our area include: Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Colonna’s Shipyard, Lyons Shipyard, and Newport News Shipyard. If you’ve been injured in a shipyard accident, you should discuss your legal rights with an experienced maritime injury attorney. If your injury was caused by the negligence of someone else you may be entitled to compensation for those injuries.

Common Shipyard Accidents

  • Crane Accidents
  • Forklift Accidents
  • Scaffolding and ladder accidents
  • Poorly-maintained equipment
  • Long-term exposure to hazardous materials
  • Slips, trips, and falls
  • Fires and Explosions
  • Drowning

Get Help From An Experienced Virginia Maritime Injury Attorney

If you’ve been injured in an accident while working , or have lost a loved one in an accident, you may need a maritime injury lawyer. Attorney Richard Serpe has a Masters Degree (LLM) in maritime law from Tulane University School of Law, and has obtained the highest ranking (Proctor) from the Maritime Law Association of the United States. He has successfully prosecuted cases under the Jones Act, bringing fair and just compensation to workers who were injured while performing their duties.

If you’d like to setup a free consultation with Virginia Maritime Injury Lawyer Richard Serpe,
call us at 877-544-5323 or click here to send us an email.