Were You Injured While Working At Sea?
Fury Duarte offers a wealth of experience and knowledge in the area of admiralty law, representing seamen who suffer serious injuries due to the negligence of their maritime employer or another seaman. We have the experience and resources to take on the largest insurance companies, as well as major corporations, in cases that involve the Jones Act, maintenance and cure claims, and other types of lawsuits related to major injuries at sea.
If you have been injured in a commercial shipping or fishing accident, you have the right to an attorney who understands the industry and the law. Contact Fury Duarte to set up a free consultation and gain insight to your case from an experienced maritime injury lawyer.
Commercial Fishermen · Ferry Workers · Tug And Tow Operators · Longliners · Processing Vessels · Oil Platforms
At Fury Duarte, our attorneys have in-depth experience representing commercial fishermen and other maritime workers who have been seriously injured at sea. Our clients reside in the greater Seattle metropolitan area and/or have a case against major corporations who have shipping or fishing operations located in the Northwest ports. Our experienced maritime law trial attorneys pursue maximum compensation for seamen in personal injury cases involving:
- Back injuries
- Neck and spinal cord Injuries
- Eye injuries
- Brain injuries
- Loss of limb/amputations
- Foot and hand injuries
We also represent families in wrongful death claims after the loss of a loved one.
Know Your Rights Under The Jones Act
Most land-based workers are entitled to workers’ compensation if they are injured on the job. Unfortunately, seamen are not. That’s why the Jones Act is so important. Passed as part of the larger Merchant Marine Act of 1920, the Jones Act allows injured seamen to sue their employers if the injuries they suffered were caused by the negligence of the employer, other seamen or the captain.
The act also lowers the standard of proof for causation of injuries, making it easier for victims to hold their employer liable. In a normal negligence suit, plaintiffs must show that the negligence was the proximate (or main) cause of the injuries. Under the Jones Act, it is only necessary to show that negligence played a part in the injuries.
Our attorneys are highly knowledgeable about and experienced in maritime law, and we are ready to help you seek appropriate compensation for your injuries at sea.