Injuries to Merchant Seamen

Injuries to Merchant SeamenGoing Above and Beyond to Secure Benefits for Merchant Seamen

If you are a merchant seaman who has been injured on the job, its important for you to know that you could be entitled to significant compensation.

So how can you find out what you are entitled to receive? The first step is getting in touch with an experienced maritime lawyer at Seattle Maritime Attorneys in Seattle and Bellevue, Washington. With more than 50 years of combined experience in maritime law, we have a strong track record of successfully resolving maritime claims and will never sacrifice the personal service we have built our practice on.

Get the skilled representation you need from a former merchant seaman. For a free initial consultation, contact our lawyers today.

Do You Have to Settle for What's In Your Contract?

No, you don't. While your union contract may contain a specified rate of maintenance, we may be able to help you get more than that plus additional benefits and compensation. When your ability to make a living is put at risk due to an accident, you shouldn't have to settle for anything less than what you deserve.

For example, you may be entitled to state wage penalties on coastwise voyages. Regardless of what you are entitled to under the Jones Act or your contract, you can rely on us to provide you with honest advice about how to proceed with your case and maximize your recovery.

Contact Us Today

To schedule a free initial consultation with an experienced maritime personal injury lawyer, call our Seattle office at 206.729.5252, our Bellevue office at 425.454.3800, or visit our contact page.

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