Maritime Gangway Injuries

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Ship Boarding Accident Attorneys

If you are a member of a commercial vessel crew on coastal or inland waters in the United States, your ship owner’s responsibility for your safety extends to the gangway and dockside. Injuries while boarding or disembarking a ship are some of the most serious types of maritime injuries. As the waves or current moves the vessel, an improperly secured gangway can work itself loose and cause workers to fall or become pinned between boat and dock, or injured by nearby cargo or equipment.

Is the Company Claiming That You Were Partially at Fault?

Ship owners often try to blame the injured crewman for the accident. Under U.S. admiralty law, the vessel owner maintains legal liability to provide compensation for medical treatment, lost wages and maintenance and cure, a stipend for medical and living expenses resulting from the accident.

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If you suffered a fall or other type of injury while boarding or exiting a commercial vessel in the performance of your duties, you are entitled to seek full and fair compensation by filing a Jones Act claim under U.S. admiralty law.

A litigation attorney on our maritime injury team at Doyle LLP Trial Lawyers is ready to answer all of your questions. We represent all American and international workers who were injured in the performance of their duties under U.S. admiralty law in U.S. coastal or inland waters, including:

  • Merchant seamen, cargo vessel crew
  • Commercial fishermen
  • Longshoremen, dock workers
  • Tug and barge workers
  • Offshore oil drilling rig operators
  • Dredging vessel crew

Based in Houston, and with offices in Galveston, Texas, we are recognized as one of the leading Gulf Coast and national admiralty law firms.

Let us help you obtain the full and fair money damages you deserve after suffering a gangway accident injury. We represent injured seamen and their families across the nation. You are counting on compensation for your injuries. Don’t trust your case to less than one of the nation’s most recognized maritime personal injury law firms.

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Get the answers you need for your admiralty law injury claim. We are experienced. We are knowledgeable. Contact us today for a free initial consultation with an experienced boat gangway accident lawyer. We handle all maritime injury cases on a contingency fee basis. You will not pay attorneys’ fees unless we help you recover compensation.