Tug & Barge Claims
Deckhands aboard tug and barge vessels are seamen entitled to the protections of the Jones Act and the general maritime law. If you are injured while working on the deck of a tug or while aboard a barge, you can rest assured that our attorneys will make sure you receive all the damages available to you; including no fault maintenance, cure and unearned wages – and damages under the Jones Act and for unseaworthiness; including damages for lost income, pain and suffering, and medical costs.
Whether working at sea in the open ocean between the West Coast of the lower 48 and Alaska, or on the Columbia River, Pudget Sound, Southeast Alaska, the Gulf of Alaska, Cook Inlet, the Port of Anchorage, Western Alaska, or the Yukon or Kuskokwim River system, working as a deckhand aboard tug and barges while towing either astern, by push, alongside or integrated, involves working around heavy, dangerous equipment ranging from tow bridles and wires, winches, drums, pendants, shackles, thimbles, rollers, doughnuts and chafing gear. Whether working in a river, bay or sound, or transporting a barge at sea through open waters, tug boat deckhands often work in rough waters and seas; work that requires nerves of steel, and a focus of constant attention to detail – with little room for error.
Our attorneys have decades of experience handling tug and barge maritime injury and wrongful death claims. Our understanding of maritime insurance and how tug and barge vessels and operations run, gives you the added edge in having us resolve your maritime injury and wrongful death claims – be it by settlement or trial.