Because the Jones Act only applies to certain workers, your case may instead fall under the general maritime law which allows for negligence claims. Our attorneys will help you understand which laws apply in your case. The LHWCA applies to maritime workers who were injured on land in Washington, as well as dockworkers and stevedores. It functions like a national workers’ compensation system. DOHSA allows the family of maritime workers to seek compensation for their deaths when they were killed due to negligence at sea. Our attorneys work with clients to help them understand their rights under federal and state laws.
Trust our firm to help you after a maritime injury
Maritime cases are very different from standard injury cases. If you are a seaman or maritime worker and you have suffered an injury, it is important that you seek out a law firm with maritime injury experience. The Kirkland maritime injury attorneys at the The Law Office of Neil T. Lindquist have experience helping maritime workers get compensation for their injuries. Call us at 425-372-7799 or contact us online to arrange a consultation with an admiralty lawyer at our Kirkland office.