Kodiak Island is a large island located in the Gulf of Alaska, on the southernmost coast of the state. There are seven communities that are settled from the island including Kodiak, Akhiok, Karluk, Port Lions, and Ousinkie.
Kodiak, Alaska was built on the commercial fishing industry, and has an extensive maritime history. Currently, it is a critical hub to access the Gulf of Alaska, the Alaskan Peninsula, and the Aleutian Islands. With over 700 fishing vessels, the Port of Kodiak possesses one of the largest fleets in the country. It also serves as the largest Coast Guard station in the United States. The island is home to a robust industry of vessel maintenance and repair.
Working in some of the most hazardous waterways in the nation, the maritime employees in Kodiak understand the dangers they face. These crewmen on Kodiak-based vessels and shoreside workers need sweeping protections when it comes to their health and wellbeing. An experienced Kodiak maritime lawyer from Mariner Law, PLLC is able to help navigate the federal laws that may apply in the unfortunate event of maritime injury or illness.
Mariner Law, PLLC represents clients from Kodiak and its neighboring areas on a vast array of maritime personal injury cases. If you or a loved one was hurt or tragically killed on or near the water as a result of negligence or unseaworthiness, you may be entitled to compensation:
Falling from a height
Slip, trip, and fall incidents
Enclosed space accidents
Repetitive use injuries
Docks and pier injuries
Fractured bones and extremities injuries
Exposure to toxins
With the help of federal laws such as the Jones Act and general maritime law, you can make a claim for an injury if it is proven there was some fault on behalf of the vessel’s owners, operators, officers, or a fellow employee. The availability of Maintenance and Cure can ensure that injured seamen obtain funds for medical expenses and money to pay their bills while they get better from a shipboard injury. An experienced offshore injury lawyer can help you evaluate your case.
A ship or maritime workplace should never expose seamen to unsafe conditions without safety precautions. Legal counsel at Mariner Law, PLLC can help you or a loved one understand the maritime law systems and help you use the Jones Act and Unseaworthiness to the fullest. Don’t wait to get your rightful claim. To find out what Mariner Law, PLLC can do to help during this uncertain time in your life, call (253) 600-2531 today and schedule a no-cost consultation with an Alaska Jones Act lawyer.