Experienced Representation for Workers Injured at the Port of Albany
Located along the banks of the Hudson River, the Port of Albany is a key hub for water and land cargo transportation throughout the Northeast. With direct access to the Atlantic Ocean via the Hudson as well as access to the Great Lakes via the Erie Canal, the Port of Albany has long been a central waypoint for barges, container ships and other vessels traveling to the United States, Canada and the rest of the world.
About the Port of Albany
With a channel draft of 32 feet, the Hudson River is navigable year-round. From the Atlantic Ocean to Albany, the Hudson River’s minimum channel width is 400 feet, allowing vessels up to 750 feet in length and with a beam of up to 110 feet to access the Port of Albany.
Centrally located between Buffalo, Montreal, Boston and New York City, the Port of Albany is a key shipping destination for cargo that ultimately makes its way throughout the United States and Canada by road, rail and air. This includes:
- Cocoa beans
- Scrap metal
- Woodpulp and forest products
- Other bulk, containerized and palletized cargo
The Port of Albany serves as a major export center for a wide variety of products and materials destined for ports worldwide as well.
Injured at the Port of Albany? Call the Willis Law Firm
If you have been injured onboard a ship, tugboat or any vessel or on land at the Port of Albany, it is important to speak with a qualified attorney about protecting your legal rights. Whether your injury puts you out of work for weeks, months or years, you need to make sure you collect enough compensation to cover your medical expenses and provide for you and your family. This requires having experienced legal representation on your side.
Why? Unfortunately, when it comes to seeking just compensation for a maritime accident, your employer is not on your side. Your employer wants to minimize its liability, and it wants to avoid setting a precedent of providing substantial compensation for job-related injuries. As a result, even though federal laws like the Jones Act and the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (the “Longshore Act”) provide clear protections for seamen, longshoremen, harbor workers, stevedores, and other maritime workers, these workers typically struggle to collect the compensation they deserve.
At the Willis Law Firm, we provide experienced legal representation for maritime workers and their families in cases involving:
- Tugboat and barge accidents
- Lifting injury accidents
- Cargo ship / container ship accidents
- Crane accidents
- Drydock accidents
- Loading and unloading accidents
- Marine terminal accidents
- Ship salvage accidents
- Shipbreaking accidents
- Shipyard accidents
- Top and side handler accidents
- Dredge and crane barge accidents
Learn About Your Rights in a Free and Confidential Consultation
If you would like to speak with an attorney about protecting your legal rights after an accident at the Port of Albany, contact the Willis Law Firm to schedule a free, confidential consultation. Licensed in New York and Texas, maritime injury lawyer David Willis represents injured maritime workers and their families nationwide. To learn more about your right to financial compensation, call 1-800-GOT HURT or request your free consultation online today.