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Crane and Cargo Handling Injuries in Washington Ports

Accidents Involving Collisions At The Port In addition to Seattle, Tacoma, Everett and Bellingham are the largest and most highly trafficked ports in Washington State. At Kraft Davies Olsson PLLC, we represent hard-working longshoremen who are injured in crane and cargo-handling accidents on boat and ship docks throughout Washington and Alaska. Each year, the Port of Seattle handles over two million containers and is the 14th largest port in North America. Similarly, the Port of Tacoma is among the top 10 largest container ports in North America. From dropped loads and other crane accidents to port collisions, our Tacoma and Seattle dock accident injury lawyers understand the highly technical nature of the equipment used at the ports and how to recover compensation following serious dock and pier accidents. If you have questions about whether you have a valid claim for injuries at a port, contact one of our experienced maritime injury lawyers for a free consultation at 206.624.8844.

Following a serious injury at a port, our lawyer assist injured longshoremen and their families put their lives back together following a serious crane or cargo-handling accident. We understand the devastation such injuries can cause for longshoremen and their families, so we diligently pursue compensation from all responsible parties. Our experience in cargo and crane accident claims at ports includes handling:

  • Serious back and neck injuries
  • Knee injuries
  • Arm or wrist injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Head injuries
  • Burn injuries
  • Amputation
  • Other catastrophic injuries

While longshoremen generally cannot collect additional damages beyond workers' compensation from their employers, they may be entitled to additional compensation from liable third parties, potentially including the owner of the vessel on which the accident occurred, perhaps against a defective or unsafe product that contributed to their injuries, or against another employer at the port. Our award-winning maritime injury attorneys will review your case to determine all possible sources of liability, preparing each case from the beginning for trial so as to negotiate from a position of strength.

Our firm is proud to represent clients who are members of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU). In particular, we have represented members of the ILWU Local 19 of Seattle and ILWU Local 24 of Hoquiam, Washington.

Diligent Representation From Experienced Maritime Injury Attorneys

Over the years, our attorneys have built a national reputation for providing detailed, thorough and sophisticated representation for maritime workers and longshoremen. We carefully screen every dock or pier injury case to ensure that we devote our resources to those whose cases most need our help. The selective process also allows our potential clients to determine whether we are the best law firm to represent them.

Contact a Seattle Crane Accident Attorney - 206.624.8844

For more information or to discuss your case with one of our experienced Seattle personal injury lawyers, please contact us. From our firm in Seattle, Kraft Davies Olsson PLLC, represents longshore workers throughout Washington State and in Alaska.