There are hundreds of public and private ferries operating across the United States that transport about 113 million passengers and 32 million cars, trucks, and other vehicles every year. As a ferry worker, you are contributing daily to an important, modern mode of transportation that is highly efficient. However, you are also putting yourself at risk for injury every single day you work.
When you do suffer injury due to your ferry operator employer's negligence or the unseaworthiness of the ferry, you are eligible to pursue compensation under various maritime laws. With the aid of an experienced Portland maritime injury attorney, you can establish a case for negligence against your employer or other negligent entity and fight for compensation for your injuries sustained as a ferry worker in Oregon, Washington, and Alaska.
Though ferries are an efficient form of transportation, they can be dangerous to the employees that work them if the ferry owner or ferry operator is negligent. If you are a ferry worker that has been injured on the ferry you work on in Washington, Oregon, or Alaska due to the negligence of a person or company, contact the experienced maritime injury attorneys of Anderson Carey Williams & Neidzwski based in Portland, Seattle, and Bellingham.
The skilled maritime injury lawyers of Anderson Carey Williams & Neidzwski will use their decades of combined experience and passion for maritime pursuits to fight for the maximum compensation you deserve. To find out what Anderson Carey Williams & Neidzwski can do for you as an injured ferry worker, call 1 (800) 262-8529 today and schedule your free initial case consultation.
Causes of Accidents Involving Ferry Workers
Whether you work on a passenger ferry, a car ferry, or a roll on/roll off ferry, you are exposed to a certain amount of risk that the vessel owner, vessel operator, and your maritime employer are expected to reasonably mitigate. If this reasonable duty of care is violated and you suffer injury and/or other damages, you have cause to seek recovery.
What constitutes negligence on a ferry varies widely according to the circumstances of your case. If you have suffered injury due to any of the following circumstances, however, your injury was probably caused by negligence:
Accidents caused by these common circumstances on a ferry can cause serious injuries, such as broken bones, crush injury, and head, neck, shoulder, back, and brain injury. As a ferry worker who has suffered such an injury due to an accident caused by negligence, it is best to first report the injury and seek medical care. Then, you can contact an experienced Portland maritime injury attorney to discover the recovery options available to you as an injured ferry worker.
Recoverable Damages for Injured Ferry Workers
As a ferry worker, you likely qualify as a seaman and may be able to recover under both the Jones Act and the doctrine of unseaworthiness set forth by general maritime law. This means that if your case qualifies, you can pursue damages from both the ferry owner and your employer, or a joint claim if they are the same entity. Damages you and your experienced Washington maritime injury attorney can fight to recover include:
Even if your own negligence or the negligence of another ferry worker contributed to the accident, you likely still have grounds to recover. A skilled and passionate Oregon maritime injury attorney can examine your case for maritime law and other tort law applicability and pursue damages in the appropriate legal venues for your injury as a ferry worker.
Anderson Carey Williams & Neidzwski | Maritime Injury Lawyer for Washington, Oregon, and Alaska Ferry Workers
Working on a ferry is a difficult job riddled with risk. If you are a ferry worker in Washington, Oregon, or Alaska, including the Bering Sea, Gulf of Alaska, and Puget Sound, and have suffered injury due to your employer's or ferry owner's lack of reasonable care to prevent such risk, contact the experienced maritime injury attorneys of Anderson Carey Williams & Neidzwski in Seattle, Portland, and Bellingham. They will build a case for unseaworthiness or other negligence on the part of the ferry owner or your employer and fight to recover the compensation you need. Your first consultation is free, so call 1 (800) 262-8529 today and schedule yours.
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