Jones Act shipping workers have to walk across slick or unstable surfaces all the time during a routine workday. This increases your risk of suffering an injury from a slip and fall accident, but this risk can be reduced!
Part of an employer’s duty to their crew members is to ensure they have the proper safety gear available to them to prevent injury while working aboard a commercial boat. Footwear is especially important, and whether or not your employer provides you with this gear, you should make sure you are wearing good, non-slip work shoes.
Here are 5 brands of non-slip work shoes that are good for boat crew members:
When looking for good, non-slip footwear, you should pay attention to the material the soles are made of as well as how the shoes fit on your feet. Some workers may need higher boots, while others will want a more street-shoe style. If your employer does not provide footwear, you should ask them or fellow crew members about their opinion of a good shoe for your job.
Preventing maritime offshore accidents can often be done on your own when you put your personal safety first. Talk to your employer about safety gear available to you, and know your rights as a Jones Act seaman. If you do suffer injury due to a lack of safety equipment, you may be able to file a claim against your employer with the help of a Louisiana maritime attorney.
Contact a Louisiana Maritime Attorney for Ship Accident Help
The Jones Act provides you with certain protections your employer may not want you to know about. A Louisiana maritime attorney from The Young Firm in New Orleans, Louisiana, can help you if you have suffered serious injury from a ship accident aboard a Jones Act shipping vessel or other type of commercial vessel.
Though we are based in Louisiana, we are ready and able to help injured victims throughout the U.S. Order our free Maritime Injury Law guide and/or our guide to what to do when you are injured offshore to learn all about your rights as an injured worker.
When you are ready to get started with your Jones Act ship accident case, we urge you to contact us today for a FREE case evaluation – call toll-free at 1-866-701-8647.