Barges are designed for the transport of goods and sometimes the safety concerns of the crewmen are neglected. If you have been injured in a barge or tugboat accident, it is important to protect your rights. The attorneys at John K. Zaid & Associates, PLLC, can help you explore your legal options as you pursue compensation for your medical bills, wage loss and other hardships.
Contact us today online or by telephone at 281-333-8959 to speak with a knowledgeable Houston barge accident attorney.
Have You Been Injured in a Barge Accident?
Barges and tugboats are inherently dangerous places to work. However, safety oversights on the part of employers, captain and crewmen errors, and other factors can lead to unnecessary accidents. The injured can suffer a wide range of serious consequences, oftentimes putting them out of work for an extended period of time.
Tug and barge accidents can occur for a wide range of reasons, including:
- Broken tag lines
- Slippery decks
- Faulty cranes
- Faulty ladders and bull rails
- Faulty anchors
- Faulty tie-up lines
- Captain error
- Crewman error
Barge accidents typically fall under the Jones Act and maritime law, statutes that are far different from conventional workplace injury law. In order to protect your rights, it is important that you consult with an attorney well versed in these laws. Our lawyers are proven advocates for injured workers and can help you find the help you need to recover financially from your barge injury.
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If you or someone close to you has been injured in a barge accident, we are here to help. Contact us today online or by telephone at 281-333-8959 to speak with an experienced Houston, Texas, barge accident attorney. You may call us 24 hours a day, seven days a week to let us know how we can help you.