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Seattle WA Offshore Injuries
According to the United States Census Bureau, Washington State has a population of over 7 million people and Pier 52 is one of the busiest ferry terminals in the U.S. Seattle, Washington is located in King County, the most populous county in Washington.
There are many people who work in the State of Washington and King County who are employed in the maritime industry. This includes crewmembers and other workers who spend at least 30% of their time working aboard a U.S vessel in navigable waters who qualify for seaman status and, therefore, the protections provided by the Jones Act and general maritime law. The Jones Act and general maritime law provide remedies for workers when they become injured in an accident or fall ill in the service of a ship.
King County Offshore Personal Injury Lawyers
If you work at sea or contribute to the work and or operation of a vessel in Puget Sound or the surrounding waters of the North Pacific, contact the attorneys at Anderson Carey Williams & Neidzwski, PLLC by calling 1 (800) 262-8529 today. Our attorneys have decades of experience handling maritime personal injury cases and may be able to obtain compensation for your injuries, whether those injuries occurred offshore or shoreside.
The attorneys at Anderson Carey Williams & Neidzwski, PLLC provide service to maritime workers employed by companies headquartered or incorporated in Seattle, Washington who operate in the Pacific Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico and the Bering Sea. We serve injured workers and their families who reside in various states from coast to coast as well as international workers.
What can be recovered from a maritime personal injury claim?
Maritime accidents can have very serious consequences on a worker’s personal and financial wellbeing. Some offshore injuries are not realized until the worker feels pain days after working on oil drilling rigs, production platforms, docks and other maritime environments.
Maritime accidents are governed by a different set of laws than the common landside accidents. Workers who are employed aboard boats and vessels in navigable waters are typically covered under the Jones Act, the general maritime law, or the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act. Navigable waters include rivers, canals and oceans, to name a few.
Claims under the Jones Act allow injured workers to recover full compensation for what they lost because of the accident that caused injury. This includes compensation for medical bills, loss of wages, past and future economic loss, rehabilitation costs, and pain and suffering.
It is important to speak with a lawyer who is familiar with maritime and admiralty law who will know which laws apply to your maritime claim and can guide you through the process of getting the compensation you deserve.
Common Maritime law claims in King County
- Inadequate training accidents resulting in injury
- Lack of proper safety equipment to prevent injury
- Employers that did not take certain safety precautions to minimize risk of injury
- Pain and/or complications that are noticed after working aboard a vessel or at harbor
- Unsafe work surfaces, such as slippery or icy decks, resulting in injury
- Toxic exposures
- Lifting and crane operations performed improperly or without proper supervision
The attorneys at Anderson Carey Williams & Neidzwski, PLLC represent clients who have been injured offshore in Seattle and King County, Washington. They conveniently have offices located in Bellingham and Seattle, Washington, Portland, Oregon, as well as a new office in San Francisco, CA.
Area’s We Serve in King County, WA
The city of Seattle includes about 60 zip codes. Below you will find areas the attorneys at Anderson Carey Williams & Neidzwski, PLLC proudly serve.
Seattle, WA Offshore Personal Injuries Resources
Offshore Worker Law’s – Click here to view offshore worker laws from Tulane Maritime Law Center.
King County, Washington: Boating information –Visit King County’s website for boating information, recreation guides, boat licensing, water safety and other information. This website provides regional services to all residents of the county.
Boating Regulation Fact Sheet – Click this link to go to King County’s Boating regulation fact sheet. It discusses boat speed limits and negligent and reckless operation.
Contact King County District Courthouse:
516 Third Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: 206-205-9200; Toll Free: 800-325-6165
Maritime Personal Injury Attorney in King County
If you have been injured in Lake Washington, Puget Sound or surrounding areas don’t hesitate to contact the experienced attorneys at Anderson Carey Williams & Neidzwski, PLLC. Call 1 (800) 262-8529 today for a free initial consultation.
At Anderson Carey Williams & Neidzwski, PLLC, the attorneys represent injured workers and their families like they are a part of their own family. They understand the difficulties that stem from an accident and can help you secure compensation for your injuries.
This article was last updated on Friday, September 14, 2018.