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The maritime industry in Portland, Seattle, and other areas in Washington and Oregon is just like any other industry in that your maritime employer must provide safe working conditions for you to perform your job. This process is governed by the Coast Guard and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Both issue regulations for maritime workplace safety due to the concerns for the safety of maritime workers.
The OSHA maritime safe workplace rules and procedures are found in 29 CFR Part 1915, 29 CFR Part 1917, and 29 CFR Part 1918. A violation of these rules can be considered a failure to provide safe maritime working conditions, a form of negligence. If you suffered injury due to your unsafe working environment aboard a vessel in places like the North Pacific, Bering Sea, or Gulf of Alaska, an experienced maritime accident attorney in Oregon can help you file your claim under the appropriate legislation and fight for maximum compensation.
The dedicated Portland maritime injury attorneys of Anderson Carey Williams & Neidzwski have decades of combined experience handling maritime cases like yours. Using a strategy of perseverance, customization, and teamwork, our maritime injury lawyers will fight coast-to-coast for maximum compensation, whether that requires a settlement or full trial process.
Our attorneys fight with a passion for the maritime industry that is rooted in personal maritime pursuits. To find out what Anderson Carey Williams & Neidzwski can do for your unsafe maritime working condition case, call 1 (800) 262-8529 today to schedule your free initial consultation.
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Though they are related and are often involved together in a maritime injury claim, the concepts of unsafe working conditions and unseaworthiness have a separate application. Unseaworthy conditions can lead to unsafe working conditions. The warranty of seaworthiness applies to vessels, vessel gear, and vessel equipment. A vessel is unseaworthy if any aspect of the ship is unfit for the purpose for which it was made, which generally includes:
An unseaworthy vessel makes for unsafe working conditions. However, the definition of unsafe working conditions extends beyond unseaworthiness to account for factors like inadequate medical supplies, poor health conditions in the galley, exhausted crewmembers, and lack of security. Additionally, unsafe working conditions also affect to longshoremen and harbor workers, while unseaworthiness is a cause of action for seamen only. The difference in these categories matters when it comes to filing your maritime injury claim. It is recommended you hire an experienced Seattle or Portland maritime injury attorney to guide your case through the complicated maritime civil process.
Without the proper safety procedures, both onshore and operations at sea can place maritime workers at risk. It is crucial for all maritime employers to avoid injury by implementing preventative measures from unsafe work conditions such as the following:
Any of these circumstances constitutes a violation of a duty of care for a maritime company in Seattle or Portland, and therefore makes the employer negligent if they knew or should have reasonably known about the unsafe working conditions and failed to correct them. A qualified maritime injury attorney in Seattle can help you appeal the situation directly to your maritime employer, or if you suffer injury, fight for maximum compensation under the Jones Act or other maritime compensation law.
Maritime employers have a responsibility to their employees to provide safe working conditions, whether the employee is a merchant mariner, longshoreman, harbor worker, commercial fishermen, officer, or deckhand. If a maritime employee suffers injury shoreside or at sea due to negligent, unsafe working conditions, that maritime company could be responsible for paying compensation according to the following damages:
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If you have suffered an injury due to unsafe working conditions caused by the negligence of your maritime employer, let the experienced Washington and Oregon maritime injury attorneys of Anderson Carey Williams & Neidzwski in Bellingham, Portland, and Seattle fight for you. With years of experience, we know what factors into a successful maritime civil case and how to appropriately pursue the damages you deserve. Your first consultation with Anderson Carey Williams & Neidzwski is free, so call 1 (800) 262-8529 and schedule yours today.
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