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Seattle Maritime & Jones Act Lawyer
Seattle Maritime & Jones Act Lawyer

Seattle Maritime & Jones Act Lawyer

If you have been injured offshore, an offshore personal injury attorney in Seattle from the Lehmbecker Law is ready to help you get justice for your losses under provisions of the Jones Act and federal maritime law.
36
Years in Business
1000+
Of Cases Won

Seattle Maritime Attorneys Fighting for Injured Offshore Workers in Washington

As one of the busiest ports in the country, Seattle experiences high levels of commerce. Thousands of offshore workers come and go daily, making sure industry and business continue to flow smoothly.

Lehmbecker Law is one of the top Seattle maritime law firms for injured maritime workers. Our years of experience make us one of the most trusted offshore lawyer services in the area.

Through dedication and hard work, each Jones Act attorney in our firm fights to get injured offshore workers the compensation they need to deal with the losses their injuries have caused.

Maritime Injury Claims We Handle for Injured Seamen

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At Lehmbecker Law, we represent injured seamen and other workers in the maritime industry in a variety of situations, including:

  • Jones Act claims;
  • Commercial fishing injury cases;
  • Maintenance and cure claims;
  • Unseaworthiness claims;
  • Medical negligence and malpractice at sea;
  • Wrongful death claims;
  • Issues involving workers' compensation;
  • Issues and disputes involving insurance claims.

Every maritime injury lawyer at our firm has the experience, skill, and passion necessary to provide each of our clients with the high level of representation they deserve.

We know how devastating maritime accidents are and fully understand how important compensation is for our injured clients. So we fight as long as it takes for our clients to get the justice and compensation that they deserve.

Maritime & Offshore Maritime Accidents Statistics in Washington State

Washington state's population approaches 8 million and is home to the most extensive ferry system in the United States.

Tens of millions of passengers travel from north Pacific ports to numerous locations throughout the U.S. and Canada, thanks to the thousands of ferry workers, from captains and masters to seamen, engineers, and oilers.

Additionally, Washington State and King County are home to numerous workers employed in other aspects of the maritime industry, including crew members of fishing vessels and other workers who spend at least 30% of their time aboard U.S. vessels in the navigable waters of the Pacific Ocean.

With so many workers out on navigable seas, it is not surprising that some of them suffer injuries due to the negligence of others. Fortunately, they can pursue compensation with the help of an offshore injury lawyer.

Common Maritime Industry Injuries on Maritime Worksites

Seamen face some of the most dangerous conditions found in any type of employment. Threats to their safety abound and come from various sources, including cargo, equipment, dangerous weather, and hazardous materials.

Some of the more frightening injuries seamen face include:

Any of these injuries can lead to significant medical costs and substantial time off work. Anyone who has experienced one should contact a maritime injury lawyer to help them fight to get their losses covered.

Your Rights Under the Jones Act and Federal Maritime Law

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Workers who are under the jurisdiction of the Jones Act and federal maritime laws have rights that allow them to take legal action when they are injured.

Maintenance and Cure

Perhaps the most basic form of compensation a seaman can pursue, maintenance and cure provides compensation for injured seamen without requiring them to prove that someone else caused their injuries.

  • Maintenance covers an injured seaman's living expenses while they heal;
  • Cure covers an injured worker's medical expenses while they recover.

Although the easiest form of compensation to acquire, challenges do arise during the claims process, making it wise to hire an experienced Seattle maritime lawyer for representation.

Unseaworthiness Doctrine

Claims filed under the unseaworthiness doctrine are based on the theory that ship owners have a duty to ensure their vessels are reasonably safe or seaworthy.

If they are not and cause a seaman to suffer an injury, the seaman can seek compensation based on unseaworthiness.

Jones Act

The Jones Act allows seamen to seek compensation for all manner of damages if they can prove their injuries came about through the negligence of their employer.

Typical forms of employer negligence that can sustain a Jones Act claim include greasy or slippery decks, improperly maintained equipment, improper equipment, and co-worker assault.

What Can Be Recovered from a Maritime Personal Injury Claim?

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Workers who are injured at sea in navigable waters can file maritime injury claims to recover compensation for a variety of damages. 

The laws governing these claims include the Jones Act, the Longshore Harbor Workers' Compensation Act, and general maritime law, and they are markedly different from those that control injured workers on land.

Unlike with workers' compensation claims for injuries on land, injured seamen can seek full compensation for the losses they have suffered due to their injuries, including:

  • Medical bills and expenses for treatment, hospitalization, and long-term care;
  • Lost wages, including lost future income, and losses due to missed economic opportunity;
  • Damages associated with pain and suffering;
  • Mental anguish;
  • Loss of consortium;
  • Loss of enjoyment of life.

When seeking compensation for your losses, it is important to hire a maritime injury attorney who understands the intricacies of maritime law and knows how to pursue the full extent of the damages you have suffered due to your maritime accident.

Why Choose Lehmbecker Law Firm for Your Offshore Accident Maritime Claim?

At Lehmbecker Law, our experience working with maritime personal injury cases allows us to provide high-quality representation for our clients. We understand maritime law and how to navigate the complex rules and regulations of the maritime industry and recover the funds that will help our clients put their lives back together.

For over 35 years, we have represented clients in admiralty law claims and have built a reputation as a firm that faithfully and fiercely fights to get clients the maximum compensation available for their claims.

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Contact an Experienced Maritime Injury Lawyer in Seattle for Jones Act Claims

Call Lehmbecker Law today for a free consultation and case review with an experienced maritime and Jones Act attorney Seattle who cares and knows how to fight.

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Our Seattle Jones Act Lawyers Will Help Navigate Your Case

Struggle at sea should never leave you adrift. Secure your future with our maritime lawyers. Request a free consultation.

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Two offices to serve our clients

Decades of experience helping car crash victims recover fair compensation

Tens of millions of dollars in motor vehicle accident compensation

Call a Seattle Maritime Injury Lawyer for Recovering Compensation for Injured Commercial Fishermen and Seamen

If you have been injured at sea, call our office to speak with one of our Seattle maritime injury lawyers who is ready to fight for you.

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Verdicts and Settlements

Our attorneys have decades of experience to ensure you get the proper treatment for your injuries and compensation for your losses. If you’ve suffered an injury, contact us for a free consultation to learn how we can help you get the financial help you deserve.
Overcoming Negative Police Report
For a Client Wrongly Put at Fault
Lehmbecker Law overcomes a negative police report and secures the client compensation for his medical costs, pain and suffering, and property damage.
$185,000
For a Victim of DUI Accident in Dram Shop Case
Lehmbecker Law successfully recovers damages for a victim of a DUI accident and holds a bar accountable for over serving.
Lifetime Pension Awarded
For a Roofer After 5-Year Fight
Lehmbecker Law reaches a successful settlement for a family whose father was seriously injured.
$6M
FOR A CLIENT INJURED BY A VEHICLE WHILE WALKING
Lehmbecker Law reaches a successful settlement for a family whose father was seriously injured.
$1.8M
FOR A CONSTRUCTION WORKER WHO FELL INTO AN UNPROTECTED SHAFT
We also obtained a lifetime pension from worker’s compensation for this injured worker.
$62,500
For a Client Suffered From a Dog Attack
Our exceptional advocacy leads to a great outcome in a pit bull attack case, securing justice and compensation for the victim.
$45,000
For a Client Suffered From a Dog Bite
Lehmbecker Law secures victory in dog bite lawsuit, delivering justice and compensation to the victim.
$5.75M
FOR A GRANDFATHER STRUCK BY A YOUNG DRIVER
Finding a hidden $5M umbrella policy and making a compelling video from the Grandfather’s family helped us settle this case in less than a year.
$2.0M
FOR A MEDICAL MALPRACTICE CLIENT INJURED DURING A HEART PROCEDURE
We showed that the physician performed an unnecessary procedure that seriously injured our client.
$1.75M
FOR A WOMAN WITH A PERMANENT LEG INJURY
The insurance company didn’t believe she was that injured. We convinced them.
$2.0M
for an elderly woman who suffered a shoulder injury that required surgery
After being struck in a crosswalk by a delivery van.
$2.0M
for a young woman who suffered multiple orthopedic injuries
After being struck in a crosswalk by a taxicab.
$2.0M
for our client who suffered permanent cardiovascular impairment
After his surgeon attempted to perform an unnecessary procedure.
$1.75M
for our client who was hit in the front driver’s side of her vehicle
As she was driving straight through a green light in Kirkland, WA.
$675,000
for our client after she was hit by a driver failing to yield
While making a left turn.
$460,000
for our client
After being hit by a driver making an illegal U-turn.
$410,000
for our client when a piece of plywood fell onto his knee and punctured it
While working on a construction site.
$326,900
for our client
After being T-boned by a drunk driver.
$250,000
for our client who was crushed under a wall
While working on a construction site.
$250,000
for our client
After he and his dog were hit by a distracted driver who didn’t see them crossing the street.
$250,000
for our client
After his leg was broken in three places during a construction-site accident that occurred while he was working as a carpenter.
$250,000
for our client
After being hit and run side-swiped on the freeway (uninsured motorist claim).
$192,500
for our client
Who violently rear ended while traveling back to his office in the Seattle area.
$150,000
for our client
After being rear-ended while at a complete stop.
$150,000
for our client
after he slowed down to make a turn and was rear ended.
$150,000
for our client
After being hit twice within one year.
$90,000
for our client
After our client exited a restaurant, slipped on a mossy paving stone and fell, resulting in a broken ankle.
$60,000
for our client
After he was bitten by a dog in the leg while delivering a package.

Trusted by Our Clients

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Thank you very much for fighting for me really hard, I know it’s only beginning but I am so happy and satisfied with the results.
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Thank you very much for fighting for me really hard, I know it’s only beginning but I am so happy and satisfied with the results.
Stars reviews
5 months ago
5
Thank you very much for fighting for me really hard, I know it’s only beginning but I am so happy and satisfied with the results.
Stars reviews
5 months ago
5
Thank you very much for fighting for me really hard, I know it’s only beginning but I am so happy and satisfied with the results.
Stars reviews
5 months ago
5
Thank you very much for fighting for me really hard, I know it’s only beginning but I am so happy and satisfied with the results.
Stars reviews
5 months ago
5
Thank you very much for fighting for me really hard, I know it’s only beginning but I am so happy and satisfied with the results.

Areas We Serve

We’re proud to work with clients throughout Washington state, including Seattle and surrounding areas. If you can’t make it to our office, we’ll meet you wherever you need us, whether at home or in the hospital.

Bellevue

11711 SE 8th ST. STE. 120, Bellevue, WA
98005

Federal Way

Uptown Square Complex 1066 S. 320th ST., BLDG. K,
STE. F Federal Way, WA 98003

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