Accidents and Crew Injury

We have a strong Personal Injury practice. The practice developed as a result of our expertise in shipping and the injuries suffered by crew, passengers and stevedores. Whilst this still remains at the core of our practice, we have also built up a strong reputation in dealing with accidents across many of our other core sectors.

The team has handled variety of instructions from high-profile clients across the marine sector, including underwriters and their insured, ship owners and their agents, cruise and ferry operators, shore-based logistics providers, and oil and gas companies.

Our team’s in-depth knowledge in their field ensures they are able to deal with all aspects of an accident. Our particular expertise includes:

  • Accidents at sea
  • The impact of accidents on crews
  • Injuries sustained in the energy industry
  • Injuries sustained when transporting or travelling
  • Claims arising out of port work
  • Occupational disease
  • Accident investigation
  • Assessment of liability
  • Assessment of quantum

At all times our aim is to protect our clients’ interests by reacting quickly to accidents.

Within the field of maritime and transportation law, several other areas of law are included, such as contract law, sales of goods, tort law, insurance law, and dispute resolution. In addition, there are extensive provisions of a regulatory nature, and employment law, competition law, and tax law issues are always present.

M & M Arbitrators has long been a full-service firm within maritime and transportation law and the lawyers in the group are assisted, when necessary, by the firm’s experts in other legal areas in order to optimize the advice to our clients.

We have significant experience and expertise assisting our clients in respect of issues including, among others:

  • Insurance matters
  • Purchase and sale of vessels
  • New building contracts
  • Financing
  • General average
  • Collisions
  • Transportation agreements (including charter parties)
  • Cargo damage
  • Personal injury
  • Environmental damage

The lawyers in the maritime and transportation group have particular  experience with both judicial and arbitral disputes related to all types of cargo claims, insurance issues, collisions and transportation agreements.