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Maritime work is often hazardous, and a worker who is injured on the job may not only face exorbitant medical expenses but may miss work, leading to lost earnings. An Alaska offshore injury lawyer may play an important role in assisting an injured seaman or maritime worker in recovering the benefits he may be entitled to under the Jones Act, Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act, or other maritime laws. Regardless of fault, an injured maritime worker who was working in Alaska or off the coast may be entitled to benefits. You can find out what these are by calling a skilled maritime injury attorney at our law firm.

At Arnold & Itkin LLP, we represent injured maritime workers in all types of injury claims and lawsuits, helping them seek fair and complete compensation for their injuries. We offer a free initial consultation to talk to you about your case and how we can assist you. We represent clients in Alaska and throughout the United States, as well as U.S. workers who were injured while working in foreign waters.

Ports in Alaska

The following are some of the major ports in Alaska, which our offshore injury attorneys serve:

  1. Port of Anchorage, Alaska is the main commercial center for the state. Anchorage is Alaska's largest city and holds more than two-fifths of the state's population. The port lies at the base of the Chugach Mountains on the Anchorage side of the Knik Arm at the head of Cook Inlet, on the Pacific Ocean. The Port of Anchorage has been operating since 1961 and was the only port in south central Alaska to survive the 1964 earthquake. The port authority is the Port of Anchorage. It is estimated that the Port of Anchorage provides approximately 90% of the merchandise cargo to 80% of Alaska's populated areas. Horizon Shipping Lines and Totem Ocean Trailer Express (TOTE) are the two major carriers that regularly serve the Port of Anchorage, bringing 4 to 5 ships weekly from Tacoma, Washington.
  2. Port of Valdez, Alaska is located on Prince William Sound approximately 25 nautical miles from the Gulf of Alaska. The Port of Valdez is the continent's most northern port that is open year round. It is located approximately 490 kilometers east of Anchorage and 27 kilometers southeast of the Columbia Glacier. The City of Valdez Ports Department is the port authority for the Port of Valdez. The city owns and operates the port's container terminal, city dock, grain terminal, and airport terminal building. Because the Port of Valdez is the northernmost ice-free port in the U.S. it plays a key role as the best access point to the interior of Alaska as well as to much of the Pacific Northwest, northwestern Canada, and trade routes of the Pacific Rim.
  3. Port of Ketchikan, Alaska is the southeastern-most city of significant size in Alaska. It is located approximately 380 kilometers south of Juneau, the capital of Alaska. The Port of Ketchikan covers southwestern Revillagigedo Island and part of the Alexander Archipelago. In the 1880s, a cannery was built at the site, and it then became a supply center for gold miners during the 1890s. Fish canning became the port's main economic activity, though logging and timber were also popular, particularly during World War II. It has a diverse economy based on fishing, fish processing, tourism, and timber. It is also a popular stop for cruise ships traveling the Inside Passage, as it is the gateway to the coastal route vessel stake through a series of passages between the mainland and coastal islands. It is estimated that more than 800,000 people visit the Port of Ketchikan on cruise ships every year. The port can accommodate vessels up to 213 meters long. The City of Ketchikan serves as the port authority.

We also represent injured seamen who have been injured at the Port of Juneau, Port of Dutch Harbor, Port of Whittier, Port of Adak, Port of Cordova, Port of Dillingham, Port of Excursion Inlet, Gustavus Harbor, Port of Haines, Port of Juneau, Port of Kake, Knudson Cove Harbor, Loring harbor, Red Dog Harbor, Port of Sitka, Port of Dutch Harbor, Port of Wrangell, and all other ports and harbors in the state.

Injured in a maritime accident in Alaska? Contact an offshore injury attorney today.

It is important that you do not delay in consulting an offshore injury attorney regarding your potential Jones Act or other maritime law claim. With our experience and resources, we can help you take the proper approach to seek maximum financial compensation for medical care, lost earnings, and any other monetary damages to which you may be entitled.

Contact an Alaska offshore injury attorney for your free consultation.

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