Nehalem Bay, located in the Northwestern corner of Oregon, is formed by a confluence of the Pacific Ocean and Nehalem River. The area offers a diverse range of wildlife for fishing, crabbing, clamming, and recreational boating activity. Some of the Bay’s most plentiful species include Chinook and Coho salmon, jetty, perch, sturgeon, and trout, as well as Dungeness crab and soft shell crabs.
The commercial fishermen, local and regional non-governmental organizations, academic programs, and local fishing support businesses in Nehalem Bay are actively working to strengthen and contribute to the seafood economy of the region. Such activities can be dangerous on the open waters, so the men and women laboring at sea should be protected by the law in case of accidents. Mariner Law, PLLC is ready to provide assistance from an offshore injury attorney to maritime workers who have been harmed on the water. The maritime law firm uses its expertise in maritime law and injury claims procedures to further its clients interests.
General maritime law is established to help maritime employees such as fishermen, crewmen, deckhands, and shoreside workers access compensation if they suffered injury, illness, or death as the result of maritime employer negligence or vessel unseaworthiness. Mariner Law, PLLC is available to represent clients in and around Nehalem Bay, Oregon.
If there is fault or negligence on the part of the vessel’s owners, operators, officers, or fellow employees, affected maritime workers could be entitled to a claim for injury under the Jones Act and the ancient maritime law doctrine of Unseaworthiness. Additionally, the Maintenance and Cure remedy may entitle ill or injured commercial fishermen and other commercial seamen to money for medical expenses, limited wages, and room and board while they are in recovery from the vessel-related accident.
If a maritime worker has been harmed in or offshore from Nehalem Bay, Oregon, they may be entitled to compensation. Common but preventable accidents include:
Injuries in enclosed spaces
Repetitive motion injuries
Every member of the crew on a vessel deserves certain protections and legal remedies under United States law. Maritime counsel at Mariner Law, PLLC, is ready to assist those who were injured on or near the and who may be owed compensation for injuries. To learn more about admiralty law and find out what options may be available to you after an injury, call (971) 394-9900 and schedule a free consultation with an Oregon Jones Act attorney.