Tug and Barge Injuries

Tug and Barge InjuriesDedicated Representation for Injured Tug and Barge Workers

You have rights, including:

  • The right to a safe place to work
  • The right to not work excessive hours
  • The right to a reasonable rate of maintenance if you are injured

At Seattle Maritime Attorneys, we have extensive experience standing up for the rights of injured tug and barge workers throughout the Pacific Northwest. John Merriam is one of our attorneys. He understands what it's like to work on the water, having worked as merchant seaman for 12 years. In addition to on-the-job experience, our attorneys have been practicing maritime law for more than 50 years combined.

Let us take care of your legal issues so you can focus on getting back on your feet. We have the experience to resolve your maritime injury claims. Call us or visit our contact page to schedule a free initial consultation with a skilled tug boat injury lawyer at one of our offices in Seattle or Bellevue, Washington.

What Are You Entitled to When You Suffer a Tug Boat Injury?

What many tug boat and barge workers don't realize is that they are entitled to damages under the Jones Act as well as maintenance and cure, the same benefits available to other types of seamen. If you've suffered a tug boat injury, you could be entitled to compensation for lost wages, diminished earning capacity, pain and suffering.

You are entitled to a safe place to work, and when that is not provided you may even be entitled to compensation above what is in your union contract. Working excessive hours, or with heavy equipment or repetitive motions are all contributors to tow boat injuries. When employers fail to safeguard workers against these conditions, they need to be held accountable.

Contact Us Today

To discuss your situation with an experienced tug boat injury lawyer, call our Seattle office at 206.729.5252, our Bellevue office at 425.454.3800, or visit our contact page.

Client Reviews
John has helped me get my pay. He REALLY went up to bat for me, I can't recommend him highly enough. Jamie
There are very few people I trust in this world but John Merriam is at the top of my list he not only is a man of outstanding character and morals as well as honest but he truly cares about his clients well being and situation… Matthew
I lost most of my vision from an accident at sea. Gordon handled my case with motivation and haste that I could imagine would have been the way he would have handled it if it had been him who was injured. I was ver impressed by how much he cared and especially his work ethic. Andrew
Gordon helped me and family get through a very hard time. I was severely injured, and Gordon was able to settle my case for more than i was hoping for. If anything else happens he will be the first person I call. Kerrey
I very much appreciated the sense of urgency that Gordon Webb demonstrated as he handled my case. Emails and phone calls were returned almost instantly, questions were answered and solutions were offered. Gordon's firm came highly recommended and I am very pleased that I made the right choice to hire him. Maureen