Proven Results in Barge Accident, Tugboat Injury Claims – Seattle, Washington Lawyers
Tugboats and towboats are designed for maximum power, fuel capacity and stability. The safety of the crew is not the primary concern. As a result, tripping and falling hazards are designed into most tug and towboats. Serious injuries involving lines and winches are also commonplace.
If you have been injured in a tug, tow or barge accident, the attorneys of Beard, Stacey and Jacobsen, LLP, in Seattle, Washington, can provide effective legal representation in your Jones Act and maritime injury claim.
We have successfully handled numerous tug and barge accident claims and obtained significant verdicts and settlements for our clients. We understand tugboats and barges and the legal rights of those injured on them. We have handled cases involving:
- Parted mooring lines
- Broken ladders
- Broken tag lines
- Lack of training in safety procedures
- Holes in the dock
- Large diameter mooring lines
- Lack of maintenance
- Defective equipment
Your Right to Compensation
Tug and barge accident victims are usually covered by the Jones Act and federal maritime law. The benefits available to Jones Act workers include compensation for medical and nursing care, lost wages and lost future earning capacity, pain and suffering, disfigurement, permanent disability and vocational retraining.
Whether you are a deckhand, crew member, captain, engineer, able seaman or cook, you can depend on us to thoroughly investigate your accident and aggressively represent you in settlement negotiations or in court. We understand your injuries and how they could have been prevented.
To arrange a free consultation, please contact us today.
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