Juneau, the esteemed capital and third-most populous city of the state of Alaska, is located in the Gastineau Channel and the Alaskan Panhandle. The area is heavily visited by tourists, with a daily influx of approximately 6,000 people from visiting cruise ships from May to September. Spending from the tourism sector in the city adds hundreds of millions of dollars to the state’s economy and accounts for tens of thousands of jobs. The entire sector is driven by the Alaska Marine Highway ferry system, because Juneau is not accessible by road.
Beyond tourism, the fishing industry is a major part of Juneau’s economy, bringing in millions of pounds of fish and shellfish. Further, the Marine Exchange of Alaska, a non-profit organization that manages a vessel tracking network and secures safe maritime operations for the entire state, is also located in Juneau.
The people of Juneau are well aware of the hazards associated with working on the high seas. Crewmen on Juneau-based ferries and vessels and shoreside workers need robust protections when it comes to their health and wellbeing. There are federal laws that can be applied to their advantage in the event of injury or illness. A knowledgeable Juneau maritime lawyer from Mariner Law, PLLC can help maritime workers who are victims of personal injury.
If you or a family member was hurt in the maritime workplace or on the water in Juneau, Alaska, you may be entitled to compensation under admiralty law:
Slip and fall injuries
Injuries in enclosed spaces
Negligence and maritime accidents
Exposure to dangerous toxins
Mariners and passengers in Alaska injured as a result of negligence may be entitled to damages under the Jones Act and general maritime law. A Mariner Law, PLLC offshore injury laawyer represents clients from Juneau and surrounding areas on a variety of maritime personal injury and admiralty law cases.
If shipboard workers prove some negligence or fault on the part of the vessel’s owners, operators, officers, or fellow employees, they can obtain a claim for an injury under the Jones Act. The provision of Maintenance and Cure will entitle any harmed seamen to medical expenses and some living expenses while they are recovering from an injury that occurred in service of a vessel (not even necessarily on the vessel).
Admiralty Attorney Adam Deitz at Mariner Law, PLLC understands maritime rules and laws and knows how to prosecute Unseaworthiness, Jones Act, and Maintenance and Cure claims. Don’t guess about your rights to lawful compensation when you should have been rightfully protected in the first place.
If you are facing a serious injury because of a vessel-related injury, there are powerful federal statutes and maritime common laws in place to help you receive adequate compensation. To find out what Mariner Law, PLLC can do to help you or a loved one, call (253) 600-2531 now. The first consult with a firm Alaska Jones Act lawyer is always free and there is no obligation.