Decades Of Experience Fighting For Injured Maritime Workers
The odds often seem stacked against injured fishermen and other maritime workers who suffer injuries at sea. Vessel owners and their insurance providers are prepared to do anything to minimize their liability and avoid paying fair compensation.
Although maritime injury law is immensely complex, the attorneys at Trueb & Beard, LLC, have more than 80 combined years of experience handling personal injury and wrongful death claims for seamen and their families. As one of the preeminent maritime injury law firms in the Pacific Northwest, we have recovered millions of dollars in settlements and awards for clients in Washington State, Oregon, Alaska and elsewhere.
How Can We Help You?
In our extensive practice, we have seen just about every variety of maritime injury claims imaginable. Some common examples include:
- Claims under the Jones Act
- Commercial fishing injuries
- Maintenance and cure claims
- Unseaworthiness claims
- Medical malpractice or negligence at sea
- Wrongful death accidents
- Workers’ compensation issues
- Insurance disputes
As a result of handling thousands of cases, we can quickly pick out the important details of your claim, hire outside experts, investigate the circumstances of your accident and explain your rights under state and federal maritime law. We prepare for litigation if the other party does not offer a fair settlement amount. Above all, we are committed to advocating for your rights and making sure that no one takes advantage of you.
Understanding The Jones Act
Also known as the Merchant Marine Act of 1920, the Jones Act is a set of regulations that govern the U.S. Merchant Marine. Because terrestrial workers’ compensation law does not apply to mariners, the Jones Act provides certain protections for seamen who suffer injuries or illnesses at sea. Under the Jones Act, maritime workers have the right to seek compensation from their employers for damages from illness or injuries that occur at sea. We will listen to your concerns, analyze the legal aspects of your situation and let you know whether you have an actionable Jones Act claim and, if so, help you initiate the next steps.
Speak With A Knowledgeable Lawyer Today
The law can feel overwhelming, but our team at Trueb & Beard, will guide you confidently through your options. We offer free, no-obligation consultations and do not charge any fees unless we recover compensation for you. To schedule your free consultation, contact our Woodinville office at 425-403-1900 or send us an email.