There’s A Lot To Understand About Maritime Injury Law
Maritime law is complicated. But the results-oriented attorneys of Trueb Berne & Beard, LLP, can help. With over 80 combined years of experience, our lawyers will listen to your concerns and implement a legal strategy to help you get the financial compensation you need to pay for your injuries.
We’ve recovered millions of dollars for injured commercial fishermen and seamen throughout Washington, Alaska and Oregon. Contact us today for a free consultation. We don’t charge you a fee unless we win your case.
Important Things To Know About Maritime Injuries
It takes years of experience and dedication to fully understand the intricacies of maritime injury law. Our attorneys are well-versed in all aspects of maritime law and stay abreast of all trends and developments in this area of law.
Here are a handful of important things we think everyone should know about maritime law:
- If you have been injured through negligence, you have a right to compensation under the Jones Act.
- Your basic rights include the employer’s obligation to pay maintenance and cure benefits. In almost all cases, the employer must pay all your reasonable and necessary medical bills and a daily living allowance while you are recovering from your injuries.
- Never sign a release or agree to limit your rights to compensation without first consulting with a qualified maritime injury lawyer.
- Without knowing their rights under maritime law and the Jones Act, many crewmen injured aboard ship make the mistake of admitting fault for a maritime injury accident that is the responsibility of the employer and vessel owner.
- Your employer owes you a duty under Federal maritime law to provide you with a seaworthy vessel and to provide a safe place to work.
- Crew aboard a commercial vessel must be properly trained, and all of the ship’s equipment must be in safe working order and condition. Machinery and fishing equipment must be properly guarded to prevent injury.
- The fact is that almost all injury accidents aboard vessels can be prevented if proper safety steps are followed to protect the crewmen. Years of experience have taught us how maritime injury accidents can be prevented.
Our attorneys can also navigate the complex laws and rules relating to protecting minors’ rights to compensation. We have a special interest in protecting the interests of children who have lost a parent in a maritime accident and we’re on the cutting edge of raising the value of children’s rights to compensation for a parent’s death.
Contact Us For Help
A single moment of negligence can cause an injury to a crewman that impacts him or her — and his or her family — for the rest of their lives. We can help you minimize the impact and seek the financial recovery you need to move forward with your life.
Call 425-403-1900 or send us a message online to arrange your free initial consultation. From our office in Woodinville, just northeast of Seattle, we help clients throughout Washington, Alaska and Oregon.