Maritime Lawyer Serving Injured Workers in Indiana
With direct access to Lake Michigan through Indiana Harbor, the Port of Gary and the Port of Indiana – Burns Harbor, the State of Indiana is a hub of maritime activity for much of the Midwest. In fact, the Port of Indiana – Burns Harbor recently had its busiest year ever, with many longshoremen, stevedores and other maritime workers being asked to put in long hours to meet the port’s demands.
While this is all good news for Indiana’s economy, unfortunately, it also means that many maritime workers are facing dangerous risks on a day-to-day basis. Workers at ports and on vessels offshore already have some of the most dangerous jobs in the country. When you add in working extra hours while handling tens of millions of tons of cargo on tight deadlines, it is no wonder that numerous longshoremen, seamen, tug and barge workers and other maritime workers are suffering serious injuries every year.
Were You Injured at Work? The Willis Law Firm Can Help
We are committed to helping injured maritime workers in Indiana and nationwide fight for just compensation. We have decades of experience helping harbor workers, barge workers, longshoremen, stevedores, seamen and other maritime employees stand up for their rights. If you were injured while working at port or onboard a container ship, cargo ship, barge, river boat or other commercial vessel, you may be entitled to a substantial financial recovery. At the Willis Law Firm, we can help you seek maximum compensation for your losses.
Ports in Indiana
The Indiana port authority (called Ports of Indiana) oversees the state’s three main shipping ports. These are:
- Port of Indiana – Burns Harbor
- Port of Indiana – Jeffersonville
- Port of Indiana – Mount Vernon
Together, these three ports alone contribute more than $6 billion to Indiana’s economy and support more than 50,000 jobs. While Port of Indiana – Burns Harbor is located on Lake Michigan, Port of Indiana – Jeffersonville and Port of Indiana – Mount Vernon are located in southern Indiana along the Ohio River, which feeds into the Mississippi River.
Other ports in Indiana include:
- Buffington Harbor
- Indiana Harbor (in East Chicago, Indiana)
- Port of Evansville
- Port of Gary
Seek Just Compensation for Your Maritime Injury
If you have been injured on Lake Michigan, in a barge accident or river accident, or on land at any of the ports located throughout Indiana, there are federal laws that may protect you. The Jones Act, the Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act and other statutes all provide special protections for maritime workers who suffer injuries on the job. At the Willis Law Firm, we focus our practice exclusively on representing injured maritime workers in Jones Act and other compensation claims. If you have a claim, we will fight tirelessly to win the compensation you deserve.
Contact the Willis Law Firm Today
To find out if you may be entitled to compensation for your maritime injury, contact the Willis Law Firm for a free, confidential consultation. Jones Act and maritime injury lawyer David Willis is licensed in New York and Texas, and represents injured workers nationwide. Get started on the road to recovery today – call 1-800-GOT HURT or request your free consultation online now.