When waterways and shipping channels in the Gulf region need to be deepened or widened, dredge crews answer the call. Dredging makes coastal and inland navigation possible for container ships and other large commercial vessels that carry cargo to and from ports around the world. Dredging is also an important aspect of the Gulf fishing economy, with dredges being used to catch and harvest oysters, clams and other shellfish throughout the region.
Unfortunately, this important work often puts deckhands and other dredge workers at risk for serious job-related injuries. At Morrow & Sheppard LLP, we help injured dredge workers claim just compensation for their losses. If you were injured while working on a dredge, we can help you enforce your rights under the Jones Act and win the compensation you deserve.