Great Lakes Accidents

Great Lakes Accidents, Jones Act

About The Great Lakes

From bulk cargo shipping and commercial fishing operations to recreational boating and tourism, the Great Lakes Region offers a tremendous environment for a diverse range of maritime activities. The Great Lakes are a series of interconnected lakes that provide 20% of the world freshwater supply. The lakes themselves consist of Lake Huron, Lake Ontario, Lake Michigan, Lake Erie and Lake Superior. These interconnected freshwater lakes are located in the northeastern portion of North America and are home to number of busy ports both in Canada and the United States.

U.S. ports on the Great Lakes include:

  • Port of Buffalo, NY
  • Port of Erie, PA
  • Port of Cleveland, OH
  • Port of Ashtabula, OH
  • Port of Conneaut, OH
  • Port of Toledo, OH
  • Port of Detroit, MI
  • Stoneport Harbor, MI
  • Port Calcite, MI
  • Port of Indiana-Burns Harbor, IN
  • Port of Indiana Harbor, IN
  • Port of Gary, IN
  • Port of Chicago, IL
  • Port of Milwaukee, WI
  • Port of Marquette, MI
  • Twin Ports of Duluth-Superior, MN, WI
  • Port of Two Harbors, MN
  • Port of Silver Bay, MN

Maritime Accidents on the Great Lakes

Individuals working on the Great Lakes are exposed to hazardous and risky conditions. Crew members, officers, engineers and other maritime workers can be seriously hurt when a maritime accident occurs in the Great Lakes region. These injuries can be severe and sometimes fatal, changing the course of your life and the lives of your family members.

The Willis Law Firm protects maritime workers across the nation who have been seriously injured working on or near the water. We have extensive experience fighting for the rights of workers who have been hurt in a variety of maritime accidents in the Great Lakes region, including:

  • Slip and falls
  • Fires and explosions
  • Exposures to toxic chemicals, benzene and asbestos products
  • Lifting Accidents
  • Cargo handling injuries
  • Wind and high seas accidents
  • Crush and pinning accidents
  • Crane collapses
  • Collisions with other vessels

Whether your accident took place on a barge, tow boat, fishing boat, maintenance vessel, dredge, crane or any other type of structure or vessel operating in the Great Lakes region, our firm can help you recover the financial compensation you need and deserve. We have more than three decades of experience handling serious maritime injury cases. Our lawyers know the ins and outs of the Jones Act and all other maritime laws that protect injured marine workers. We understand how the maritime industry operates and are prepared to do everything within our power to get you the full compensation that the law provides.

Discuss Your Case with a Maritime Lawyer Today

If you have been hurt working on Lake Huron, Lake Ontario, Lake Michigan, Lake Erie or Lake Superior the Willis Law Firm is here to help. We are a dedicated legal team that is available to answer your questions when you need us the most – 24/7. When you contact our firm an experienced maritime injury lawyer will return your calls and emails same day. Call 1-800-468-4878 to schedule your free, confidential consultation.

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Principal Office - Houston, Texas
5252 Westchester St.
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