Notable Maritime Cases

Since 1977, BoatLaw, LLP has been on the frontlines fighting for justice on behalf of injured seamen and harbor workers throughout Washington, Oregon, Alaska, and California. The following are just a few examples of cases where we have helped our clients obtain the compensation they deserved for their injuries.

Please note that these cases are provided for general information purposes only. A similar outcome is not a guarantee in your case even though your situation may be similar. The smallest details can make a substantial difference in the outcome of any case. Consult with an experienced maritime lawyer to learn more about your options.

Maritime Injury Claim Judgments, Verdicts and Settlements

  • $900,000
    For a ship repairman that fell from a barge and sustained fractures
  • $1,750,000
    For a fishing vessel deckhand whose arm was injured while hauling pots
  • $1,200,000
    For a deckhand who suffered a traumatic brain injury aboard a trawler
  • $900,000
    For a deckhand who tore his biceps tendon in the factory on a longliner
  • $2,375,000
    For a back injury case in Anchorage Superior Court
  • $1,300,000
    For a tugboat worker suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder after surviving a shipwreck
  • $3,000,000
    For a shipyard repair worker who sustained a traumatic brain injury aboard a dredge
  • $340,000
    For a 60-year-old oil rig worker with a non-surgical back injury
  • $170,000
    For a tugboat crewman with hearing loss due to excessive noise
  • $1,400,000
    For a fish processor with chronic pain from an ankle injury
  • $580,000
    For a tugboat worker whose back was injured handling mooring lines
  • $720,000
    For a crewmember whose back was injured aboard a factory trawler
  • $2,400,000
    For a mate injured aboard a tanker
  • $900,000
    For a fish processor with chronic pain from an ankle injury
  • $1,200,000
    For a fisherman who fell from a dock to a barge
  • $525,000
    For a longshoreman injured while undocking a tanker
  • $2,000,000
    For a crewmember burned aboard a crabber processor
  • $450,000
    For a deckhand who injured his back in a fall aboard a crab boat
  • $850,000
    For a family of a crewmember lost when a crabber disappeared
  • $1,500,000
    For a fish processor who suffered a partial hand amputation
  • $825,000
    For a back injury case
  • $725,000
    For a head injury case
  • $1,100,000
    For a trawler deckhand who suffered repetitive use injuries to his hands and wrists
  • $1,250,000
    for a trawler deckhand who sustained back injuries
  • $650,000
    For a tugboat captain who fractured his ankle
  • $3,700,000
    Judgment against the United States for a knee/leg injury

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  • The Maritime Law Association of The United States
    The Maritime Law Association of the United States (MLA) was founded in 1899. Its formation was prompted by the organization, some three years earlier, of the International Maritime Committee.
  • Washington State Bar Association
    The Washington State Bar Association operates under the delegated authority of the Washington Supreme Court to license the state's nearly 40,000 lawyers and other legal professionals.
  • Oregon State Bar
    The Oregon State Bar is a government agency in the U.S. state of Oregon. Founded in 1890 as the private Oregon Bar Association, it became a public entity in 1935 that regulates the legal profession.
  • Alaska Bar Association
    The Alaska Bar Association is a mandatory bar association responsible to the Alaska Supreme Court for the admission and discipline process of attorneys for the State of Alaska.