Tillamook Bay is a small but mighty inlet located off of the Pacific Ocean on the coast of Oregon. It sits near the mouths of the Kilchis, Wilson, Trask, and Tillamook Rivers. Its port, the Port of Tillamook Bay, supports the principal industries of the area, which include agriculture, lumber, fishing, and recreation. The area is known for its delicious oysters, as well.
The hardworking and brave men and women working in the maritime industry at the bay greatly contribute to the local economy. However, Tillamook Bay can be dangerous with a stone breakwater at its mouth. Commercial fishing and marine transportation in the area and offshore can be high-risk, especially if employers and vessels are inadequately maintained or manned. Maritime workers who are injured in accidents while on the job can turn to an offshore lawyer at Mariner Law, PLLC to seek candid advice and secure rightful compensation.
Maritime activities can often be unpredictable and dangerous, and it is critical that vessels and safety protocols are up to standards while work is being done in order to avoid injuries. If there is negligence, the resulting harm can cause high medical bills, loss of wages, and terrible suffering by injured seamen. Mariner Law, PLLC is prepared to work with its injured clients to lodge claims and fight for rightful compensation from guilty vessel owners and operators. The firm represents cases involving incidents including, but not limited to:
Trip and fall accidents
Injuries in enclosed spaces
Docks and pier injuries
Exposure to dangerous toxins
Federal legislation like the Jones Act and general maritime law were established to give fishermen, crewmen, and other shipboard workers the opportunity to litigate claims when they are harmed during an accident that occurred due to negligence or unseaworthiness. These claims may result in compensation for injuries, medical expenses, and any other economic losses. Regardless of fault, injured mariners may also be entitled to maintenance and cure.
Admiralty Attorney Adam Deitz at Mariner Law, PLLC has deep experience practicing maritime injury law in places like Tillamook Bay, Oregon. Mariner Law, PLLC is equipped to fight for the compensation that its clients deserve. To find out what options maritime law may afford you or a loved one, call (971) 394-9900 today. The first consultation call with a firm Oregon Jones Act lawyer is free.