Maritime Lawyers Protecting Workers from Corpus Christi and New Orleans, to Mobile and Tampa
Tugboat workers face a dangerous job. Because these vessels are designed for maximum power and fuel capacity, and offer plenty of stability, crews also face line handling, tripping, falling and other hazards. The danger increases when the horsepower of a tug is combined with the weight of a barge. Those workers who do suffer a tugboat and barge injury are protected under federal maritime laws.
The tugboat accident lawyers at Doyle LLP Trial Lawyers have successfully handled many claims for clients injured at sea or on inland waterways. We have helped protect hundreds of working men and women under the Jones Act, and represented individuals and families filing third party negligence claims for injury or the wrongful death of a loved one.
Experienced Legal Support in all types of Tugboat and Barge Accidents
Our Houston inland marine injuries firm handles many types of tugboat and barge injury claims involving:
- Tow lines parting
- Handling of heavy lines or shackles
- Slippery decks
- Falls off ladders or overboard
- Undermanned vessels
- Crew negligence
- Tow winch or equipment failure
Other serious injuries to seamen result from barges in tow. Mainly designed for seaworthiness versus crew safety, handling of tie lines on a barge is where most injuries occur. Tugboats attached to barges are subject to many potential accidents. Severe tugboat and barge injury can cut short careers and lives. Our lawyers make it their goal to seek full financial compensation for injured marine workers and their family.
Email or Call a Doyle LLP Trial Lawyer: 888.571.1001
If you have suffered injury or lost a loved one working on a tugboat, barge or aboard any type of maritime vessel, you can rely on our experienced maritime law attorneys for effective legal representation. Contact us to discuss the details of your claim.