Longshoremen working on docks routinely work with a variety of heavy machinery, lifts and other equipment to move freight to and from commercial vehicles and cargo ships. When those devices fail due to mechanical error or operator negligence, longshoremen can suffer serious catastrophic injuries that could leave them unable to work for many weeks, or even permanently.
Injuries Handling Cargo on Boat Docks in Washington
At Kraft Palmer Davies, PLLC, we provide aggressive advocacy for longshoremen in the ports of Seattle, Everett, Tacoma, Bellingham and elsewhere along Washington's coast and in Alaska. Our skilled Seattle personal injury lawyers have extensive experience handling maritime injuries, dock and pier accidents, cargo injuries, injuries during longshore operations, injuries on ships to longshore workers and other aspects of the shipping and cargo handling industries.
Protect your right to full and fair compensation following a shipping crane or cargo accident. For experienced, aggressive advocacy, please contact us at 206-624-8844 or toll free at 800-448-8008 to schedule a free initial consultation.
Representing Longshore Workers Following Serious Dock and Pier Accidents
Although longshoremen generally can only receive workers' compensation through employers, additional compensation may be available when a third party caused an injury. We may be able to pursue third party claims against negligent manufacturers or even the owner of the vessel on which the accident occurred. Whether due to a manufacturing defect or operator negligence, our attorneys will take time to review your case in detail to determine all liable parties.
Over the years, our lawyers have learned that the best way to obtain maximum compensation for our clients is to be ready for trial. Although most cases settle before trial, insurance companies and other defendants pay the highest settlement to law firms that are prepared to take a case to trial and have the ability to present compelling evidence. Our firm has the resources necessary to consult with leading industry experts to properly prosecute claims and obtain the best outcome for our clients. By being prepared for trial, we seek to negotiate from a position of strength, taking the case to trial only when it is in your best interests to do so.
For more information or to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with our skilled Seattle crane and cargo accident lawyers, please contact us.