Derricks, Barges and Dredges Accidents
Maritime Injury Accidents Aboard Derricks, Barges and Dredges
Workers for even the best maritime employers sometimes suffer serious and permanent injuries through no fault of their own. Manson Construction and General Construction Company are two of the largest marine construction companies in the United States. They have a fleet of derrick barges, pile barges, dredges, barges, tow boats, tenders, and survey vessels. If you have been injured working on a derrick, barge or dredge owned by Manson Construction or General Construction Company, you should know about your rights to compensation under Federal Maritime Law and the Jones Act.
The Jones Act provides compensation to seamen injured through negligence, and permits compensation for past and future pain and suffering, lost wages, disability, disfigurement, vocational retraining, and medical expenses. Under the General Maritime Law you have claims for unseaworthiness and for maintenance and cure. When you are injured, you have the right to choose your own doctors.
Under recent rulings of the Supreme Court of the United States, most workers aboard derrick barges, dredges, and pile drivers will be classified as Jones Act Seamen for purposes of Federal Maritime Law benefits. The lawyers at Stacey & Jacobsen, LLP have been representing injured seamen throughout the Pacific Northwest approaching on 25 years. They understand how accidents happen aboard ships, derricks, and barges, and know how such accidents can be prevented through proper safety procedures.
Stacey & Jacobsen, LLP does not represent Manson Construction, General Construction Company, or their insurance carriers. If you need experienced maritime lawyers on your side, contact Stacey & Jacobsen, LLP for a free consultation about your injury claim.