While serving a vital role within the shipping industry, tugboats present many unique risks that can leave maritime workers suffering from serious injuries. This includes not only tugboat captains, engineers, dockhands and other workers onboard tugboats, but seamen onboard barges and other towed vessels, and even longshoremen and harbor workers on dry land.
At Morrow & Sheppard LLP, we are committed to helping maritime workers collect just compensation for their job-related injuries. With offices in Houston, TX, our lawyers represent victims of tugboat accidents in the Houston Ship Channel, the Gulf of Mexico, the Panama Canal and in other navigable waters around the United States. If you or a loved one has been injured in a tugboat accident and you want to know if you have a claim for financial compensation, contact us for a free consultation today.
Whether in the confines of a canal lock or on the open water, tugboat accidents can happen in the blink of an eye. The following are all common causes of tugboat accidents that can entitle injured workers to seek just compensation for their injury-related losses:
After a tugboat accident, it is important that you speak with an experienced maritime lawyer as soon as possible. There are special federal laws that protect maritime workers, but you need to act quickly in order to preserve your claim for maximum financial compensation.
For more information about seeking just compensation following a tugboat accident, contact the Houston, TX law offices of Morrow & Sheppard LLP for a free, confidential consultation. To speak with a Houston maritime accident lawyer about standing up for your legal rights, call (800) 489-2216 or request an appointment online today.
Don’t let your rights be jeopardized.