Dredge Worker Lawyer

What Are Dredging Vessels & Dredge Workers?

Dredging vessels are a common sight on many bodies of water throughout America, performing the vital task of keeping waterways safely navigable by preventing the buildup of sediment in the water, as well as performing specialized fishing for certain types of clams and crabs. These vessels are a common sight all throughout American freshwater bodies and shipping lanes, and are a vital fixture of American maritime commerce and industry thanks to the important environmental work they perform.

Are Dredge Workers Covered By Maritime Law?

As it is with any other body of water in America, dredging can carry with it certain dangers and hazards thanks to the equipment and environment involved in that kind of work. Accidents, injuries, and illness are all sadly common onboard dredge vessels, and while these injuries are tragic it’s even worse to think that there are some unscrupulous shipowners that don’t want to compensate their workers in the event of an injury. Luckily, the Jones Act covers dredging vessel workers the same way it covers every American maritime employee, and knowing your rights under the Jones Act can help you get the compensation you deserve.

Giant dredging companies will try to hire high-powered lawyers to prevent their injured workers from getting fair compensation for their injuries, but with the help of the experienced maritime injury lawyers of O’Bryan Law you can seek maintenance & cure and other types of financial compensation for your hardships under the Jones Act.

What Are Some Common Dredge Worker Injuries?

Working on a dredging vessel can be a deceptively dangerous occupation, regardless of where you operate out of or what type of dredge vessel you work on. Some of the more common injuries in this line of work include:

  • Crushing injury
  • Back injury
  • Knee, ankle or leg injury
  • Shoulder injury
  • PTSD
  • Eyesight injury
  • Hernia
  • Hip injury
  • Lung injury
  • Wrist and hand injury

And many other types of injury. Whatever injury you’ve suffered as a result of working on a dredging vessel, the Jones Act can help you get the financial compensation you deserve, no matter what the fat cats and shipowners try to get over on you.

If I Am Injured Working On A Dredge Vessel, What Can I Do?

dredgeIf you’ve been injured working on the water in a dredging vessel, then O’Bryan Law will fight for your rights. Over the years we’ve recovered millions of dollars for our clients, all of them hardworking people just like you. We take all measures needed to make sure our clients receive the highest amount of compensation possible for their injuries, and we never back down from a fight when the shipowners start calling in their fat-cat lawyer friends.

When you call O’Bryan Law, you’re calling a team of experts, and you can rest assured we’ll do everything in our power to fight for you, no matter how severe your injury or where in America you work. Contact us today for a free consultation on your case.