Lake Washington is situated in between the major Washington cities of Seattle and Bellevue, and is the state’s second largest lake. The waters and shores of this natural beauty host a great deal of maritime activity. From recreation such as the Seafair hydroplane races every August, to ferries and cruises, to commercial fishing activities with the lake’s abundance of trout, bass, and perch, Lake Washington has so much to offer.
The maritime industry of Lake Washington is a key commercial waterway and cultural catalyst in the State of Washington. As with any port, work in marine environments can be dangerous. Those employed on a boat or on-shore Lake Washington may be entitled to a claim for damages if they have been harmed on the job. Injuries suffered aboard recreational boats may also be compensable. Mariner Law, PLLC is available to help decide what steps need to be taken toward compensation. With a maritime lawyers’ knowledge in personal injury law, the firm can help its injured clients find justice.
Accidents can occur at Washington maritime facilities and may result in injury or illness. Any port may be a dangerous place to work, but it is the responsibility of employers to have regulations in place to make the environment safer. Injured crewmen and shoreside workers may be able to gain compensation with the help of a maritime lawyer, depending on the circumstances of the event. Incidences that may call for recompense for the victim include, but are not limited to:
Slip, trip and falls
Toxic fume exposure
Admiralty and maritime law can be incredibly complex and arcane. Fortunately, Mariner Law, PLLC has extensive expertise on these matters and is able to come to the aid of those whose lives have been impacted by an accident on or near the water. Maritime Attorney Adam Deitz strives to help his injured mariner clients receive the compensation they deserve through the Jones Act and Maintenance and Cure.
Maritime laws such as the Jones Act and the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA) provide remuneration for seamen or amphibious workers from responsible shipowners, employers, and others whose neglect may have been the cause of injury. Further, maritime law concepts such as Maintenance and Cure can contribute payment for room and board and medical expenses through a worker's treatment and recovery.
Mariner Law, PLLC is a maritime injury law firm that is proud of its success in handling maritime cases. The firm may be able to help you pursue compensation for injury or the death of a loved one. To find out what Mariner Law, PLLC can do to assist, call (253) 600-2531 and schedule a free Washington maritime lawyer consultation.