Maritime law is a family passion at Latti & Anderson LLP. For over 50 years, we have been helping merchant seamen like tanker ship workers get compensation for both onshore and offshore injuries. Working on a cargo vessel includes a lot of physical work, and if an injury prevents you from being able to do your job, you deserve to be compensated.

What are the Different Types of Tankers?

Tankers make up approximately 30 percent of all cargo vessels at sea, and are some of the largest ships on the water. In fact, the largest ship ever built was an oil tanker. However, not all tankers are the same, since many are specifically designed to transport just one kind of liquid cargo. The different types of tanker ships include:

  • Oil Tanker
    • Crude Oil Tanker
    • Product Tanker
    • Floating Production, Storage and Offloading Unit (FPSO) – Some FPSOs also include processing facilities.
    • Ore-Bulk-Oil Carrier (OBO)
    • Fuel Tanker
  • Gas Tanker
    • Liquid Natural Gas Tanker (LNG)
    • Liquid Petroleum Gas Tanker (LPG)
    • Hydrogen Tanker
  • Chemical Tanker
  • Asphalt or Bitumen Tanker
  • Other Tankers – Many tankers transport a variety of liquid products, which can include fruit juice, wine, molasses, olive oil and even fresh water.

 I Was Hurt in a Tanker Accident. Am I Covered Under the Jones Act?

Injuries on tankers, not matter what type, can include:

  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Amputations
  • Upper and lower extremities injuries
  • Chemical poisoning or exposure to hazardous materials
  • Electrocution
  • Decreased to loss of hearing

 If you are injured as the result of negligence or unseaworthiness on a tanker, your employer or the ship owner is required by the Jones Act to offer you a certain amount of compensation. This includes maintenance and cure, which will cover your medical expenses and living costs while you are recovering. With the help of a qualified Jones Act lawyer, you may be able to get compensation for your lost wages, future medical expense and pain and suffering as well. Sometimes, big companies will try to offer you a low settlement or deny responsibility for your accident. A Jones Act attorney from our maritime law firm will fight for you and your right to maintenance and cure—all the way to the courtroom if necessary.

Contact an East Coast Offshore Injury Lawyer Today for a Free Consultation

Maritime law can be complicated, which is why you need a Jones Act lawyer on your side if you are injured in an accident on a tanker vessel. Our maritime lawyers have the experience you need on your side when you go up against negligent shipping companies. We can help you file your Jones Act claim, and help you though the entire process.

Since maritime law is not limited by state lines, we have been able to help clients from up and down the east coast, as well as those from west coast and gulf coast shipping ports. If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a tanker accident, contact us online or call our office to speak with a Boston Jones Act lawyer today.