Offshore Injury Lawyer Helps Alaska Maritime Workers
The Alaska maritime lawyers at Zehl & Associates are experienced trial attorneys dedicated to recovering the maximum compensation for offshore workers who were hurt on the job. If you or a loved one have been injured while working offshore, it is imperative that you contact an experienced offshore injury lawyer who has the resources and knowledge to protect your rights and ensure that you’re fully compensated for your injuries and losses. Our experienced offshore injury lawyers have successfully represented over 500 injured offshore workers against the largest maritime and oil and gas companies in the country and have recovered over $750 Million on their behalf.
If you were injured while working offshore, our Jones Act and Maritime Attorneys can help.
Over the past 3 years alone, our Jones Act law firm has recovered over $750 Million in verdicts and settlements for injured offshore workers in state and federal courts across the United States. Additionally, Zehl & Associates was one of the few firms retained by workers injured in 5 of the nation’s worst workplace disasters including the BP/ Transocean Deepwater Horizon Explosion, the BP Texas City Explosion, the Imperial Sugar Refinery Explosion, and the International Paper Explosion.
With real world experience facing the largest names in the maritime industry, including Oceaneering, Nobel and Transocean, our maritime lawyers have the knowledge and resources necessary to enforce your rights and ensure you and your family are fully compensated for your injuries.
Maritime Lawyers Protecting the Rights of Alaska’s Offshore Workers
Alaska, the largest state in the US, boasts more miles of coastline than any other state in the nation. With the Arctic Ocean to the north and the Pacific Ocean to the south and east, Alaska’s economy is largely supported by its maritime industry. As home to a number of ports, including the Ports of Anchorage, Juneau, Homer, and Bristol Bay, Alaska is considered a major gateway for waterborne trade in the Far East and Canada.
While there are a variety of maritime careers in Alaska, commercial fishing dominates Alaska’s maritime industry. The Ports of Anchorage and Dutch Harbor handle more commercial fishing fleets than any other port in the US. Although considered one of the most hazardous professions in America, more than 56,000 Alaskans dedicate their lives to being commercial fishermen.
Alaska’s fishermen spend long hours working under hazardous conditions and frigid temperatures catching cod, salmon, crab, herring and other species. For those operating a commercial fishing fleet, there is a legal obligation to minimize the inherent danger associated with being a commercial fisherman by providing a safe working environment. To do this, employers must ensure that captains and crew members are highly qualified and familiar with safety procedures. Unfortunately, the most common causes of injury on board vessels include inadequate training and failure to properly follow safety procedures.
If You or A Loved One were Injured Working Offshore, Contact One of Our Experienced Maritime Lawyers for a Free Consultation: 1-888-302-3838.
Whether your injury was the result of fatigue from working long hours, defective equipment, or the vessel’s unseaworthiness, you need to speak with an experienced offshore injury lawyer immediately to determine the best course of action.
The Jones Act lawyers at Zehl & Associates are ready to fight to earn you full and fair compensation for your injuries. As a Jones Act seaman, this could include recovery for past and future lost wages, medical expenses, pain and suffering, and mental anguish. At Zehl & Associates, we have helped hundreds of injured seaman just like you enforce their rights and get the money they deserve.
If you have been injured at sea, contact the Alaska maritime lawyers at Zehl & Associates for a free, confidential consultation at 1-888-302-3838 or by clicking here.