Anacortes, Washington is a city in Skagit County, well-known for being the location of the Washington State Ferries dock and terminal serving Lopez Island, Shaw Island, Orcas Island, San Juan Island, as well as British Columbia and Vancouver Island. Additionally, maritime businesses that provide bulk cargo passage, heavy projects, and recreational boat moorage services are highly common in the area. The economic impacts that the deepwater Port of Anacortes brings to the state of Washington and region at-large is massive, providing thousands of jobs and shipping hundreds of thousands of tons of bulk product.
Don’t let the gorgeous views of the San Juan Islands from the shores of Anacortes fool you -the waterways of Puget Sound can be hazardous to those that work there. That's why the tireless efforts of the men and women in the maritime industry is so important, yet so perilous and straining. It is the responsibility of maritime employers and vessel owners to put safeguards into place to protect these important employees. If you are employed in the maritime industry in Anacortes and were the victim of an accident while on the job, you can find necessary support and potential compensation with the help of Mariner Law, PLLC. The firm is also pleased to assist recreational boaters and those hurt on private yachts in Puget Sound.
When it comes to personal injury law, Mariner Law, PLLC represents a wide range of individuals working in the maritime industry in Anacortes and the broader Washington area including commercial fishermen, vessel crew members, ferry workers, barge workers, dock workers, and more. The firm takes on cases involving incidents including, but not limited to:
Falling from a height
Slip and fall accidents
Exposure to toxins
The Jones Act and general maritime law are set up to allow compensation to maritime industry employees that are harmed due to their employer’s negligence. There are serious consequences that occur when employers and vessel owners, operators, officers, or crewmen ignore the safety of their employees. It is vital that the victims of work-related accidents understand their opportunity under maritime law. There are possible claims under the Jones Act and the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA) that can be filed that may permit injured employees and their families compensation for medical care, wage loss, room and board, and other damages sustained.
If you are facing injury or illness because of a work incident, certain maritime statutes and common laws may ensure you receive rightful compensation. Mariner Law, PLLC understands the complex nature of these policies and processes and will work relentlessly to deliver justice on behalf of firm clients. To find out how a Mariner Law, PLLC Washington Jones Act lawyer can contribute to your case and your recovery, call (253) 600-2531 and ask to speak with a maritime attorney today.
An offshore attorney may also be available to meet by appointment in the firm's Mount Vernon office (314 Pine Street #206 Mount Vernon, WA 98273).