Few jobs are more dangerous than working as a cargo and tanker seaman. At Kraft Palmer Davies, PLLC, in Seattle, Washington, we understand the challenges they face after a serious on-the-job cargo and tanker injury. We diligently and fiercely work to protect their rights and secure the compensation they deserve.
Ensuring Protection of Injured Workers' Rights
Hard work deserves fair compensation. Suffering a cargo and tanker work injury does not mean that you will be denied the damages you deserve. Contact us for a free initial consultation at 206-624-8844 or toll free at 800-448-8008.
If You Are an Injured Seaman, We Can Help
Seaman is more than just a generic job description. It has technical meanings in maritime and admiralty law that include:
- Working on a vessel in navigation
- Connection of substantial duration and nature to the vessel
- Involved in employment that contributes to the work of the vessel
At Kraft Palmer Davies, PLLC, our Seattle maritime attorneys represent injured workers that qualify for that designation, including:
Securing the Benefits You Deserve For Cargo and Tanker Injuries
You should immediately report any injuries suffered during employment on a cargo ship or tanker to your employer. The vessel owner and their insurance company may try to obtain a quick and easy settlement. Close review of the circumstances of your case by an experienced maritime attorney will help you understand the amount of compensation you may need in the immediate and distant future.
Complex Jones Act Provisions Governing Cargo and Tanker Injuries
State workers' compensation will not cover a cargo or tanker injury that occurs in navigable waters. The Jones Act and general maritime law will govern your case. Our experience in that area can be your best asset in receiving the compensation you deserve for Jones Act negligence.
Contact a Maritime Injury Lawyer in Seattle
For more information or to schedule an appointment regarding a seaman injury with an experienced maritime and admiralty lawyer, please contact us.