Dredge Accident, Pile Driver Injury Claim Lawyers – Seattle, Washington Attorneys
If you are injured as a crewman while working on a construction barge, pile driver derrick barge, dredge or floating crane, are you protected by the Jones Act, the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act, or by your state's workers' compensation law?
How You File Your Claim Can Make All the Difference
Depending on the specifics of your employment situation and the circumstances of your injury, the answer may be one or all of the above. Your legal classification can make a significant difference in the benefits and financial compensation you receive.
That is why it is extremely important to discuss your case with a maritime attorney who understands how to help you obtain the maximum amount of compensation in your barge, derrocl. pile driver or dredge accident claim.
The attorneys of Beard, Stacey and Jacobsen, LLP, in Seattle, Washington, have obtained significant verdicts and settlements for clients injured in pile driver, construction crane, derrick barge, and dredge accidents. We are here to review your options and help you select the approach that is in your best interest.
Looking Out for Your Best Interests
Your employer and its insurance company know that compensation claimed under the Jones Act and general maritime law will, in most cases, cost them more than claims made under the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act (LHWCA) or the state workers' comp program. They may try to convince you that you do not qualify as a Jones Act worker.
Our lawyers know that if you were injured while working on a vessel on a navigable waterway, you may qualify as a Jones Act employee and be eligible to receive medical benefits from the physician of your own choice as well as financial compensation for your pain and suffering, disfigurement, retraining and loss of past and future wages. We are experienced in establishing evidence to get the most compensation possible under maritime law for dredge, pile, barge, and derrick workers.
To discuss your pile driver, barge, crane or dredge accident, please contact the maritime attorneys of Beard, Stacey and Jacobsen, LLP, for a free consultation.