Alaska Maritime Attorneys and Jones Act Lawyers
Those employed in the maritime industry know how dangerous the work can be. In Alaska, the climate and environment increase that danger, and as offshore drilling work increases, injuries are sure to increase as well. An Alaska maritime injury can result in outrageous medical bills, lost wages and long-term health complications. An injured seamen or other marine worker will put himself in a much better position to get the care and compensation deserved by utilizing an Alaska Jones Act attorney to recover benefits.
There are several laws that govern what damages a worker might be entitled to, including the Jones Act and the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act. These and other maritime laws have specific regulations regarding filing for claims and what a worker who has been injured will be eligible to receive. An experienced Alaska maritime lawyer at Schechter, McElwee, Shaffer & Harris will be well-versed in these intricacies and in the best position to help you receive the damages you deserve.
At Schechter, McElwee, Shaffer & Harris, we have spent decades fighting relentlessly for the rights of injured workers throughout the U.S. in a wide range of claims. A free consultation with one of our Alaska maritime attorneys can help you get an idea of what to expect from your claim and what your rights are.
Alaska Maritime Industry
There are several major ports that our Alaska offshore injury attorneys serve. These include:
1. Anchorage: The Port of Anchorage is Alaska’s main commercial center, located in the state’s largest city at the base of the Chugach Mountains at the head of Cook Inlet on the Pacific Ocean. The port processes an estimated 90% of merchandise cargo to 80% of the state’s population areas. Four to five ships arrive at the port weekly from Tacoma, Washington.
2. Ketchikan: The Port of Ketchikan covers southwestern Revillagigedo Island and some of the Alexander Archipelago. The diverse economy of the port is based on fishing and fish processing, tourism and timber trade, as well as being a popular cruise ship stop. An estimated 800,000 people visit this port yearly on cruise ships.
3. Valdez: The Port of Valdez, on Prince William Sound, is the continent’s northernmost port that is open the entire year. As such, it is the best access point to the Alaskan interior, much of the Pacific Northwest, northwestern Canada and the trade routes of the Pacific Rim. The port’s container terminal, dock, grain terminal and airport terminal building are all city-operated.
This is by no means a comprehensive list of the many ports in the state. Our Alaska Jones Act attorneys serve all ports in the state, including but not limited to the Port of Dutch Harbor, Port of Whittier, Port of Juneau, Port of Adak, Port of Dillingham, port of Cordova, Port of Excursion Inlet, Gustavus Harbor, Port of Kake, Knudson Cove, Port of Haines, Loring Harbor, Port of Sitka, Red Dog Harbor, Port of Wrangell.
Alaska Maritime Injury Lawyers
Are you a maritime worker who has suffered an injury in the Alaska maritime industry? Don’t wait to find out if your employer will compensate you to the fullest. An Alaska maritime lawyer at Schechter, McElwee, Shaffer & Harris is available to help you understand your rights and relentlessly pursue a claim for the benefits you are entitled to. Call today for a free consultation and get the help you and your family need to navigate the process of getting compensation for your Alaska maritime injury.