Olympia is the revered capital of Washington State and has been an important location for a great deal of maritime activities in the region since the early 20th century. The Port of Olympia is thriving, with a bustling airport, a large market, a busy marina, and plenty of facilities for marine-related programs such as boat works, warehouses, and docks for all kinds of vessels. As such, cargo transporters, machinery operators, technicians, repairmen, deckhands and longshoremen, and beyond, are very common in Olympia.
The men and women who work on or by the water in Olympia are a vital part of the city’s economy and community. Unfortunately, as is the case with any port or waterway, there are many risks associated with negligence in the maritime industry for employees. When maritime workers are hurt due to the negligence of employers, it is important for employees to know that they may have rights to seek money damages. An experienced and knowledgeable Olympia maritime lawyer with Mariner Law, PLLC can help clients in bad situations achieve rightful compensation.
Working in a well-known port like Olympia can present many risks of harm that may result in injury or illness. The waterways of Washington can be dangerous, and any negligence or carelessness can be risky to hardworking men and women. If you are a part of the Washington marine transportation industry, you have rights to compensation if you are harmed on the job. Incidences that may call for recompense for the victim include, but are not limited to:
Falling from heights
Exposure to dangerous toxins
Admiralty laws such as the Jones Act and the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA) give seamen or shoreside maritime workers the opportunity to file claims against responsible ship owners, employers, and most any other third person whose neglect may have been the cause of their physical harm. Further, maritime law provisions such as Maintenance and Cure may contribute money for room and board as well as medical expenses through accident recovery.
To navigate the complex maritime laws and figure out which paths are the best to take for your situation, Mariner Law, PLLC can provide a successful Washington maritime lawyer to be your guide. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to get the compensation you deserve. To find out what Mariner Law, PLLC can do to help you or a loved one, call (253) 600-2531 today and schedule a free initial consultation with the maritime firm. An admiralty attorney may also be available to meet by appointment at the Tacoma office: 539 Broadway #412 Tacoma, WA 98402.