Inland Gulf Coast Tugboat Workers Are Protected Under U.S. Maritime Law
Tugboat workers are used to working hard over long days in tough conditions. However, you do not need to tough it out if you get seriously injured while working.
At Frischhertz & Impastato, we represent tugboat workers who have been injured while navigating the rivers and other inland waters of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Texas. With more than 75 years of collective experience, our smart and driven team can help after all types of onboard injuries, including those involving:
- Faulty equipment
- Lack of maintenance and upkeep of the vessel
- Collisions with other vessels
- Unsafe working conditions
- Undermanned vessels, leading to insufficient rest for crew members
Who Is At Fault For Your Injury?
U.S. maritime law offers “maintenance and cure” for injured seamen, including inland tugboat workers, no matter who is at fault. However, if your injury was caused because of the negligence of another person, you may be able to make additional claims for compensation under the Jones Act and other laws.
It is always a good idea to consult a maritime lawyer after an injury to make sure you receive the full compensation for your injury. Depending on your circumstances, this could include medical care, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other compensation.
We Can Help You Recover
Learn how we can help at a free initial consultation with an attorney. Contact Frischhertz & Impastato at 504-264-9915, toll free at 866-920-5611 or through our online form. Our office is located in New Orleans.