If You Have Been Injured in a River Barge Accident
The Three Rivers are an iconic image of Pittsburgh, and as the source for one of the country's most significant waterways, we see heavy water commerce and traffic. Inevitably, with traffic and complex industry, workers will suffer on-the-job accidents. For river and barge workers, the Jones Act governs compensation for injuries incurred on the sea and rivers.
At the law office of Robert Peirce & Associates, P.C., our attorneys are highly experienced at handling the complex nature of these boat accident cases and offer a proven record of success. We have worked with injured workers involved in on-the-job boat and barge accidents throughout the region.
Proven Advocates for Workers
Personal injury and workers' compensation claims are a substantial part of our business, and we are proud to have established a history of negotiation and litigation that has recovered substantial results for workers. With increased waterway traffic and maritime injury claims, our attorneys have stepped forward to help protect Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia workers.
If you have been injured or you have lost a loved one in a wrongful death case involving a barge or tow boat accident, it is important to understand your rights. We work using protections provided under the Jones Act to help you and your family recover compensation for:
- Medical expenses
- Hospital bills
- Long term care
- Permanent or partial disability
- Diminished work ability
- Lost wages
If you work the rivers, whether on a barge or other professional waterway vessels, and you suffer an accident resulting in disability, broken bones or slip-and-fall injuries, we can review your case and give you reliable advice on the options open to you.
Contact a Lawyer Who Knows the Jones Act
A river barge accident can lead to serious injury or even the loss of a loved one. When you and your family face the challenges of a serious at-work accident, contact an attorney you can trust. Call 866-273-1941 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.