Accidents that happen at sea can result in serious injuries and death, just as other workplace accidents do. However, offshore accidents are not like other workplace accidents in other respects. They involve complicated areas of law and unusual circumstances best handled by an experienced attorney.
The Lake Stevens maritime law lawyers at Monro Law Firm P.S. Inc. have significant experience with offshore workplace accidents. We have more than 20 years of experience representing injured workers, including seamen and other workers injured offshore. Based in Lake Stevens, we represent workers injured in the Puget Sound, other nearby sounds and bays and beyond.
These cases can be complicated partly because they fall under different areas of law than other workplace injuries do. Ship owners and companies employing offshore workers are responsible for the safety of their employees. They are required to provide free medical care and basic living expenses to injured seaman and other offshore workers.
In addition, if you have been injured due to the negligence of the owner, master or your co-workers, you can make a claim for compensation under the federal Jones Act. Our experienced lawyers can help. We have represented workers injured for a variety of reasons, including:
- Improper equipment
- Improper training
- Excessive hours
- Improper safety measures
- Intoxicated workers
- Many other reasons
Getting to the bottom of what happened can be challenging. During our years handling these cases, we have developed significant knowledge of how maritime cases happen. We will also work with highly qualified experts who understand ships, including skippers and captains, to investigate what happened and who should be held responsible.
Contact Our Snohomish Jones Act Lawyers
When we represent you in a maritime, admiralty or other offshore injury matter, you will work directly with the attorneys handling your case. We offer free initial consultations, and our cases are handled on contingency. This means you do not pay attorney’s fees unless and until we obtain compensation for you.
Contact us online, or call us at 360-863-3728.