With the city motto of “Where the Forest Meets the Sea,” Waldport, Oregon is located on the Pacific Ocean, the Alsea River, and the Alsea Bay and maintains a budding maritime economy. Waldport’s Alsea Port offers amazing recreational boating facilities, as well as opportunities for commercial fishing and crabbing with its abundance of Dungeness crab, steelhead, clams, and Chinook salmon. Annually, more than 5,000 boats are launched from the port’s busy marina.
Despite its natural beauty, Waldport’s associated waterways are subject to rapid condition changes. It can be dangerous to those who work and play on those waters. The diligent men and women of the maritime industry in the area greatly contribute to the region’s economy, and deserve the workplace protection provided under federal statutes and common law such as the Jones Act. Even recreational boaters and charter boats can be subject to uniform maritime law. Offshore law firm, Mariner Law, PLLC, has extensive experience in admiralty and maritime law, as well as an unwavering drive to help victims of negligence and unseaworthiness secure proper compensation. It's in the firm name and it's all the firm does: represent injured mariners.
Despite the advances in modern ships and safety equipment, it remains possible and all too common that maritime workers are harmed by the negligence of their own employers or coworkers. If you work on a vessel, at sea, or on the shoreline in service of vessels, and you suffer injury, you should speak with a qualified maritime attorney as soon as possible. There may be claims you are eligible to file under the Jones Act, general maritime law, or other statutes and laws. Mariner Law, PLLC focuses its practice on those who are injured on or near the water, including commercial fishermen, deckhands, longshoremen, recreational boaters, and vessel passengers. The firm is prepared to help clients navigate admiralty legal procedures, submit quality claims, and win money damages. The firm represents cases involving incidents including, but not limited to:
Burns and exposure
Federal legislation like the Jones Act, LHWCA, and general maritime law exist for the benefit of commercial fishermen, merchant mariners, crewmen, and others injured on or near oceans, rivers, lakes, harbors, and sounds. These legal remedies ensure that mariners are adequately protected and, if not, that they can obtain appropriate compensation and medical care. Maritime employers and vessel owners understand these laws and know how to avoid paying what you deserve.
Maritime Attorney Adam Deitz at Mariner Law, PLLC is equipped to understand federal maritime law and maritime injury claims procedures. He can hear your story and fight for the money you are owed. To find out what a Mariner Law, PLLC Oregon Jones Act lawyer can do to help you or a loved one after an unfortunate injury, call (971) 394-9900. There's no obligation and confidentiality applies.