Under the general maritime law, a seaman injured on a tug boat due to defective or unseaworthy equipment is entitled to damages for lost wages, loss of earning capacity, past and future medical expense, pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life caused by the injury, and damages for disability. As experts in maritime injury law, our lawyers understand the equipment used on tugs and barges. We regularly represent union seamen in claims against Crowley Maritime Company, Foss Maritime Company, Dunlap Towing Company and many other local tug companies. Because of our decades of experience handling claims against tug companies in inside and outside waters, we understand how hard you work and how an injury can impact your career, your family, and your future. When an injury occurs, you need an experienced maritime injury lawyer who knows how to effectively prosecute a claim and obtain maximum compensation for you and your family.
Representing victims injured by defective equipment and machinery on tugboats, the maritime injury law firm of Kraft Palmer Davies, PLLC, invites inquiries from injured tugboat victims and their families in Washington, Alaska, and beyond.
Examples of defective equipment on tugs and barges includes the following:
- Parted tow lines
- Defective non-skid on decks and rails
- Unsafe rescue equipment
- Unsafe cranes
- Unsafe ladders
- Unsafe brows and gangways
- Unsafe saws
- Unsafe grinding equipment and chippers
- Unsafe lifting equipment
- Defective tag lines
- Unsafe lines or deck equipment
- Unsafe winches
- Unsafe steps or platforms
- Slippery rails
- Defective capstans
- Unsafe or hazardous cargo
- Defective propane tanks or cooking equipment
- Defective tow drums
- Defective towing equipment, shackles, chain or rollers
- Unsafe fire equipment
- Unsafe skiffs
- Unsafe decks caused by improper non-skid or slippery substances
- Excessive noise exposure from loud equipment
- Defective safety glasses or goggles
- Hazardous chemical exposure
- Improper storage of chemicals
Seattle Defective Tug Equipment Injury Attorneys With an Aggressive Approach
At Kraft Palmer Davies, PLLC, experienced lawyers carefully examine, monitor and screen potential cases to ensure that we help those who most need our help. Most of our clients have suffered serious or catastrophic injuries or have lost family members in fatal accidents on tug boats and other seafaring vessels.
After an Everett Dangerous Tugboat Machinery Accident, Attorneys at Kraft Palmer Davies, PLLC, Offer a Free Consultation
For more information or to schedule an appointment with an experienced attorney regarding a case that involves a tug or barge injury, shipboard injury, maritime law, admiralty law or other workplace personal injury, please contact us.