Right to Compensation
An employer must provide their crew a reasonably safe place to work. When a seaman qualifies for compensation, the seaman is eligible to sue their employer or the vessel itself for negligence or unseaworthiness, respectively, if they feel their safety aboard the vessel is compromised.
If you or a loved one have been denied your right to compensation by an employer, it is advisable to contact an attorney with experience in maritime law, who can fight for your right to proper compensation.
Attorneys for Compensation Claims in Washington, California, Alaska, and Oregon
At Anderson Carey Williams & Neidzwski, LLP, ensuring seamen are properly compensated for their injury and the expenses it entails is our top concern. If you or a loved one was injured on a vessel in the Pacific Northwest or the surrounding areas and haven’t received proper compensation, contact Anderson Carey Williams & Neidzwski, LLP for a free, no obligation consultation.
To qualify for compensation, a seaman must have:
- contributed to the accomplishment of a vessel’s mission or function;
- been injured while in service to a vessel in navigation; and
- have a substantial connection to the vessel both in nature and duration.
Unsafe working conditions while on a ship include:
- Grease or oil that was left on deck and was not cleaned properly
- Poor machinery maintenance
- Improperly trained crew
- Exposure to unsafe working methods
Compensation Claim Resources
Inside the Jones Act – Learn your rights on the high seas and what compensation claims seaman can make. Maritime law exists to keep seamen safe at all times.
Attorneys for Compensation Claims in the Pacific Northwest
If you or your loved one was injured while working on a vessel in the Pacific Northwest or any of the surrounding areas, you may be entitled to compensation. At Anderson Carey Williams & Neidzwski, LLP, our maritime attorneys represent clients throughout the Pacific Northwest, with offices in Bellingham and Seattle, WA; Portland, OR; and San Francisco, CA. Call 1 (800) 262-8529 today for a free no obligation consultation to review your case with a maritime attorney.