Oregon Maritime Lawyer and Jones Act Attorneys
When you work in the maritime industry, you know that the job comes with a greater risk than many other types of employment. Oregon maritime workers labor in often risky situations and likely deal with hazardous materials on a regular basis. The opportunity for injury, particularly if your employer is negligent when it comes to on-the-job safety, is more abundant than in other lines of work. When injured, you deserve an experienced Oregon maritime lawyer to help you seek the full compensation you are owed under the law.
The Oregon Jones Act attorneys at Schechter, McElwee, Shaffer & Harris have decades of experience in fighting for the rights of maritime workers and their families. Our record of successfully fought claims is the result of a great desire to help injured workers get the help they need to cover medical bills, lost wages and any other compensation available under the various U.S. maritime laws.
The maritime industry plays a vital role in the economy of Oregon, with several key ports that employ dock workers, harbor workers and longshoremen. Our Oregon maritime injury attorneys can help these workers file injury claims, as well as seamen working on vessels that traffic the many ports of the state.
Maritime Industry And Ports In Oregon
1. Portland -- The Port of Portland is located on the Willamette River, about 100 miles from the Pacific Ocean, in the state’s largest city. It’s the nation’s largest wheat export locale and the fourth largest export port on the West Coast. The Port of Portland sees about $14 billion each year in imports and exports, including hay, potash, automobiles, steel and limestone.
2. Astoria -- The Port of Astoria is across the bay from Washington, near the northern coast of Oregon. The port serves commercial and recreational boaters, commercial and cargo vessels, fish processing, cruise ship industry and research vessels.
3. Oregon International Port of Coos Bay -- Located in the southwestern part of the state, this is the largest harbor between San Francisco and Puget Sound. It’s also the second largest maritime commerce center in the state. The Oregon International Port of Coos Bay is a deep-water port, connected to the Pacific Ocean by a short 15-mile-long, 37-feet-deep channel that helps keep inbound and outbound cargo moving quickly through the port’s terminals.
Our Oregon maritime lawyers help seamen and other maritime workers injured in these ports or on vessels that frequent them, as well as other ports in the state, including: Port of Brookings Harbor, Gold Beach Harbor, Port of Arlington, Port of Morrow, Port of St. Helens, Port of the Dalles, Port of Newport and Port of Umatilla.
Get Help From An Oregon Maritime Injury Attorney Today
Whatever your role in the maritime industry, the experienced Oregon maritime attorneys at Schechter, McElwee, Shaffer & Harris can help when you sustain a work-related injury. We can provide valuable assistance during some of the hardest times in life. If you’ve been injured on the job, don’t wait until the medical bills have piled up and lost wages are putting your family’s financial health in jeopardy. Call our Oregon Jones Act attorneys today and find out what we can do to help you seek the compensation you are entitled to under maritime law.