Located where Oregon’s Coos River enters the Pacific Ocean, Coos Bay is the largest and deepest port between San Francisco, California and the Columbia River. There are many fishing vessels, producing successful shellfishing operations, and yachts located in the area, supporting the local maritime industry. Further, the bay offers a large commercial fishing fleet at the Charleston Marina, as well as docks and boat yards for seafood processing, recreational activities, boating, tourism, and retail.
The hardworking maritime employees at Coos Bay contribute a great deal to the local economy. Since the work can be dangerous and difficult, fishermen and other seafarers working on these waterways should be well cared for in the event of a shipboard injury. But it may be difficult for an injured mariner to know what he or she is entitled to under admiralty law. Mariner Law, PLLC can help by offering insight on the law and injury claims. The firm has extensive experience in seaman personal injury law and can assist in advancing its clients' interests in obtaining maximum compensation on the facts of the case.
Shipboard maritime workers who become injured or fall ill due to their employer’s negligence are empowered to bring a legal claim seeking compensation under the Jones Act and general maritime law. Mariner Law, PLLC supports clients from areas surrounding Coos Bay in a variety of cases, including those injured on charter boats, cruise ships, commercial vessels, or offshore. If you have been harmed in any of the following ways, you may be entitled to a payout:
Cuts and Lacerations
Slip, Trip and Falls
When maritime employers or vessel owners and operators are not careful to put safe practices and regulations into place to create a safe workplace for their seamen employees, there can be significant ramifications for the company in tort. If an accident occurs, it is important that the victims can understand their rights under maritime law. The Jones Act and the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA) include provisions that can help injured workers stay financially stable despite injury. With such statutory and common law support, these workers and their families can find satisfaction and financial assistance for medical care, some wage loss, room and board, and potentially other damages sustained.
If you were involved in a maritime accident and suffered injury as a result, there are maritime laws that may be relevant to your situation. These remedies may help you receive adequate, fair compensation, as well as help with medical bills. To find out what a Mariner Law, PLLC Oregon Jones Act lawyer can do to help your family put the piece back together after a workplace injury, call (971) 394-9900. Initial consultation is free.