When it comes to safety, the maritime industry has come a long way in mitigating the risk that comes with working on or with the sea. In fact, there are many things that a maritime employer, vessel owner, or even a third party like a deck crane manufacturer can and should do to reduce the risks of maritime employment and protect the lives, future, and well being of the workers. However, these measures tend to fall by the wayside when a deadline needs to be met or when profits become more important than the health of the maritime workers involved.
When this happens, accidents and injuries can occur, seriously altering a maritime employee’s way of life, both in the short-term and in the future. When negligence like this causes injury, seamen, longshoremen, and other maritime workers have means for recovering damages under maritime law. An experienced Portland maritime injury attorney can navigate your case through the complicated maritime laws and work towards recovering the damages you deserve for your injury.
Strong Advocates for Victims of Admiralty Accidents
Anderson Carey & Williams has been fighting for maritime workers injured due to negligence like you since 1977. With decades of combined legal experience and a shared passion for maritime pursuits, the skilled and knowledgeable maritime injury attorneys at Anderson Carey & Williams know the ins and outs of maritime law and what it takes to successfully win compensation for their clients.
No matter if your negligence case is for unseaworthiness against a single vessel owner or an injury claim against a large maritime employer, they will fight to get you the compensation you need for the damage done. Based in Oregon, Washington, and Alaska, Anderson Carey & Williams is based in the Pacific Northwest, but has resources available coast-to-coast to serve maritime injury cases nationwide. To find out what Anderson Carey & Williams can do for your maritime injury case, call 1-800-262-8529 today and schedule your free initial case consultation.
Common Maritime Accidents Caused by Negligence
When it comes to reducing the risk for maritime accidents, vessel owners, maritime employers, and any involved third parties have a high duty of care to provide measures for increasing the safety of and reducing the risk to maritime workers. This can include providing the proper equipment, making regular maintenance and repairs, responsible hiring of other workers, and reasonable safety training.
When the maritime company fails to do this, it is considered negligence. Due to this negligence, the following accidents frequently occur, causing major injuries to the seamen, harbor workers, and other maritime employees involved:
- Slip and fall
- Cargo operation accidents
- Factory processing accidents
- Unsafe ladder accidents
- Unseaworthy gangway accidents
- Crane accidents
- Oil platform accidents
- Dangerous gas exposure
Injuries from these accidents can be life-altering, seriously disabling the worker or even forcing him or her to change careers. The financial and emotional damage is usually immense. An experienced maritime injury attorney serving the Pacific Northwest can fight to have all damages related to the maritime injury due to a vessel owner or employer’s negligence awarded to you.
Maritime Accidents and Risk for Injury
The slick, unsteady conditions of the sea and the constant involvement of heavy equipment make maritime workers like fishermen and cargo operations employees at constant risk for injury. When unseaworthiness or negligence is involved in the injury, the types of injuries can be as numerous as the opportunities for it.
Lack of safety measures, training, and equipment are key factors in many maritime injuries, which could be a case for unseaworthiness or negligence. A qualified maritime injury attorney can investigate your case for negligence, and you may be eligible to pursue compensation if you have suffered any of the following injuries while on duty as a suffered any of the following injuries while on duty as a maritime employee:
- Repetitive use injuries
- Head, neck, back, and shoulder injuries
- Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
- Spinal Cord Injuries (SCI)
- Knee Injuries
- Broken or fractured bones
- Chemical Burns
- Crush injuries
- Lost limbs
- Amputated fingers or toes
Anderson Carey & Williams | Attorneys for Civil Justice in Maritime Accidents
If you have been involved in a serious accident and suffered any injury due to the negligence of a vessel owner, third party, or maritime employee in the Pacific Northwest, contact the experienced maritime injury lawyers of Anderson Carey & Williams. We represent cases in the North Pacific, Bering Sea, Gulf of Alaska, Puget Sound, and the Inside Passage of Southeast Alaska, or anywhere else in the United States. Our experienced maritime attorneys will fight to obtain the compensation you need for the damages caused by the defendant’s negligence. Your first consultation is free, so call 1-800-262-8529 today and schedule yours.