Our Services

Personal Injury

Accidents happen. When they do, it’s the action you take in the wake of an incident that will determine the outcome of your case. Whether it’s a minor accident or a major event that has resulted in serious injury, our team of well-seasoned shipping lawyers at SMA are well-equipped with the expertise necessary to achieve resolution in a quick and timely manner.

How can we help?

Should you come up against a personal injury claim, our dedicated team of specialist shipping lawyers will be available to provide practical assistance and pragmatic advice as soon as the need arises. From shipping casualties to personal injury claims from employees and prosecutions, the sector knowledge of our team best places us to assist you with the following:

  • Investigation and evidence preservation
  • Third party claims for indemnity
  • Inquests, criminal proceedings and public inquiries
  • Litigation services
  • Mediation/arbitration/conciliation (Alternative Dispute Resolution)
  • Marine insurance cover
  • Loss prevention
  • Industrial diseases and deafness claims

What to expect from SMA shipping lawyers

Whether you’re on the receiving end of a personal injury claim regarding a maritime casualty or accident or you seek a trusted shipping lawyer to provide proactive support in mitigating risks, SMA are on hand to deliver a dynamic legal service to meet your needs.

The firm comprises of both ex-mariners well experienced in handling investigations and heavyweights in shipping law with an impressive track record in personal injury claims. No matter the nature of your claim, you will receive direct contact with the main partners of our firm throughout your case to ensure the best possible outcome.

Our experience in personal injury claims

In Brazil, personal injury claims are conducted by Labour Courts which have a specific and different approach compared to that given by the Civil Courts.  To deal with this, the team comprises of specialized lawyers who are used to handling cases with such a different Court and proceedings. Ability to deal with employees’ lawyers from different Trade Unions, is also required and the team has such capacity.


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