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Protecting Seamen's Rights under Maritime Law

A longshoreman, harbor worker, seaman, or shipyard worker has specific rights and may be entitled to benefits when injured on the job. At our offshore injury law firm, our experienced attorneys are committed to representing the rights of injured maritime workers throughout Washington and the entire U.S. We assist workers injured in offshore accidents as well as families of seamen who have lost their lives as the result of serious maritime injuries. Under the Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act, Death on the High Seas Act, Jones Act, or general maritime law, you may be entitled to financial compensation that may make all the difference in your ability to rebuild and move on with your life after a serious accident, illness, or injury. Allow a maritime injury attorney at Arnold & Itkin LLP the opportunity to fight for a fair settlement or verdict on your behalf.

Why should you consider involving a Washington offshore injury lawyer? Maritime injury claims can be complex and difficult to deal with, particularly if you have the burden of proving negligence, as in the case with Jones Act claims. An attorney who is experienced with maritime law can properly handle your case in order to seek maximum benefits on your behalf. When you consider the medical bills and loss of earnings you may be dealing with, it is crucial to recover the greatest amount of monetary damages possible.

Key Port Cities in Washington State

Our maritime injury lawyers represent clients throughout the United States in all types of maritime injury and offshore injury claims. We can assist workers at any of the ports in Washington as well as seamen working on vessels that visit these ports. We have included some helpful information about the key ports and port cities in Washington State:

  • Port of Tacoma, Washington serves as a major gateway to Asia and Alaska. It is a primary seaport in North America and handled approximately $28 billion in trade in 2010 alone. The Port of Tacoma is located on Commencement Bay, which is a natural deep-water harbor in Southern Puget Sound. The city of Tacoma is the county seat of Pierce County, Washington. Five Commissioners elected by Pierce County voters now govern the Port of Tacoma, with the mission of forwarding the economic growth of the region and Washington State as a whole. Some of the leading goods handled by the port include grains, meat, iron and steel products, cereals, vehicles and auto parts, paper products, electronics, footwear, furniture, clothing, and plastics.
  • Port of Seattle, Washington plays a key role in international trade, travel, and transportation to the Pacific Northwest. The port was ranked as the sixth busiest seaport in the United States in 2010. In 2008, the port handled nearly 20 million tons of cargo and served 1,226 vessels. Together, the Seattle seaport and airport generate almost 200,000 jobs in the region. The port is managed by five commissioners who are elected by King County voters to serve on the Port of Seattle Commission.
  • Port of Olympia, Washington is located on the mouth of the Deschutes River at the southern end of Puget Sound. This port handled a total of 44.9 million metric tons of breakbulk cargoes in 2005, the majority of which (30.7 million tons) were imports. The port is particularly capable of handling forest products, containers, and breakbulk and roll-on/roll-off cargoes. The city of Olympia is the capital of Washington State.
  • Port of Everett, Washington was created in 1918. This port is situated at the mouth of the Snohomish River on Port Gardner Bay. The Port of Everett is a deep-water seaport that is home to the second largest marina on the West Coast of the United States. The Port of Everett Board of Commissioners is responsible for making policy and regulating shipping activities in the Port of Everett District. The major cargoes handled by this port include cement, containers, general cargo, and other goods.
  • Port of Bellingham, Washington is located in northwestern Washington State approximately 82 nautical miles north of Seattle. It is located on Whatcom Creek in northern Puget Sound, on Bellingham Bay. Bellingham is the county seat of Whatcom County. Managed by the Port of Bellingham Commission, the Port of Bellingham Shipping Terminal specializes in handling bulk and breakbulk cargoes.

We also serve clients throughout the other port cities in Washington (there are more than 40 ports in the state), including the Port of Grays Harbor, Port of Almota, Port of Blaine, Port of Bremerton, Port of Central Ferry, Port of Edmonds, Port of Friday Harbor, Port of Garfield, Hoquiam Harbor, Port of Kingston, Port of Longview, Port of Peninsula, Port of Vancouver, and Port of Woodland.

Contact a Washington Jones Act Attorney

Your initial consultation with a Jones Act attorney at our firm is free and completely confidential. This may be your opportunity to find out more about your rights as a seaman, dock worker, shipyard worker, or harbor worker. When your financial security and future depend on the outcome of your offshore injury claim, make sure you choose a firm with a track record of success. Contact a Washington offshore injury attorney at our law offices.

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