Cargo Handling Accidents
Cargo Handling Accident Maritime Lawyers - Washington, Oregon and Alaska
If you are a Jones Act Seaman injured during cargo handling operations in Washington, Oregon, or Alaska, contact an experienced maritime lawyer to learn about your rights to compensation. Whether you were working in the hold of the ship or on the dock, crewmen injured through negligence of their employer, or through unseaworthy conditions, are entitled to compensation under Federal Maritime Law. Under the Jones Act, a seaman injured through negligence is entitled to compensation for pain and suffering, lost earnings, lost earning capacity, medical bills, job retraining costs, and other damages. In almost all cases involving injury to a seaman, the seaman is also entitled to maintenance and cure.
Unsafe equipment, lack of safety rules, improperly stowed cargo, and negligently operated equipment can lead to serious and permanent injuries for which compensation is available under Federal Maritime Law. The lawyers at Stacey & Jacobsen, PLLC focus their practice on maritime injury claims. They know how cargo accidents happen, and how those accidents can be prevented. They understand you, your job, and your injuries. They know how permanent injuries can impact a seaman’s ability to earn a living, and understand the importance of getting the clients compensation for lost future earning capacity.
The lawyers at Stacey & Jacobsen, PLLC have successfully represented thousands of Jones Act seamen throughout the Nation. They have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for their clients, and pride themselves on getting their clients what is fair. Call today for a free initial consultation. Learn about your rights to maintenance and cure, compensation for unseaworthiness, and compensation for Jones Act negligence. Its always recommended that you have an experienced maritime lawyer on your side as soon as possible after a serious injury accident or wrongful death accident.