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.
We Deliver ResultsFacing a serious accident or injury? We can help you get the compensation you need. Our track record speaks for itself: We have recovered over $10 million for our clients
Pay Nothing Up FrontBecause we take cases on contingency, there is no cost to you unless we recover compensation. This means you get the help you need without the high attorney fees.
We Can Come to YouNo matter where you need us, we will be there. Our attorneys always go the distance to meet our clients’ needs, whether that’s by plane, boat, snowmobile, or dogsled!
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“Going through this difficult process it was nice to have such a great team at Johnson Kamai & Trueb. I was always getting updates from the attorney or paralegals. Even now that my case is over I still get cards or emails from them just checking in on me. Very grateful to them and I strongly recommend them to anyone.”