Michigan

The Willis Law Firm Can Help You Seek Compensation for Your Maritime Injury

Surrounded by Lake Michigan, Lake Superior, Lake Huron and Lake Erie, and with easy inland access to the Mississippi River, Michigan is an important state for our country’s marine-based economy. Not surprisingly, Michigan’s coastlines are dotted with major ports, with its largest port – the Port of Detroit – ranking among the 50 busiest ports nationwide.

At the Willis Law Firm, we are committed to helping injured longshoremen, barge workers, stevedores, seamen and other maritime workers claim just compensation when they get injured on the job. Maritime occupations are among the most dangerous in the country, and maritime workers are entitled to special protections under the General Maritime Laws, the Jones Act and other federal laws. If you have a claim under the Jones Act, the Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act or any other maritime injury law, we will work tirelessly to make sure you receive the compensation you deserve.

Ports in Michigan

Michigan’s ports serve container ships, cargo ships, barges, and other commercial vessels carrying cargo for delivery throughout the United States, in Canada and worldwide. These ports include:

  • Port of Algonac
  • Port of Alpena
  • Port of Bay City
  • Port of Charlevoix
  • Port of Cheboygan
  • DeTour State Dock
  • Detroit-Wayne County Port Authority (Port of Detroit)
  • Port of Escanaba
  • Port of Ferrysburg
  • Port of Grand Haven
  • Holland Harbor
  • Houghton Harbor
  • Ludington Harbor
  • Mackinac Island State Harbor
  • Manistee Harbor
  • Port of Marquette
  • Port of Presque Isle
  • Port of Menominee
  • Port of Monroe
  • Muskegon Harbor
  • Port of Ontonagon
  • Port of Port Huron
  • Presque Isle Harbor
  • Port of Calcite
  • Rogers City Marina
  • Port of Sault Ste Marie
  • Wyandotte Harbor

In addition to representing individuals who have suffered injuries at Michigan’s ports and on the Great Lakes, we also assist with tug and barge injury claims and other maritime accidents on Lake St. Clair, the St. Clair River, Saginaw Bay, Grand Traverse Bay, the Straits of Mackinac and Michigan’s various other coastal and inland waterways.

Important: Be Sure to See Your Own Doctor

If you have suffered a maritime injury, it is important to seek medical attention as soon as possible. You are entitled to see your own doctor, and even if you receive treatment onboard a vessel, you should still seek an independent medical examination once you get back to land. Injuries from barge accidents, river accidents, and other onshore and offshore incidents will often have lasting physical and financial consequences, and you want to make sure get advice from a doctor who doesn’t get paid by your employer.

If you aren’t sure how to choose a doctor to treat your injuries, we can help you when you contact us for your free, confidential consultation.

Schedule Your Free Consultation Now | The Willis Law Firm

To find out if you may be entitled to compensation under the Jones Act and to get the help you need to recover from your injuries, contact the Willis Law Firm today to request your free consultation. Licensed in New York and Texas, maritime injury attorney David Willis represents injured maritime workers nationwide. You can contact us 24/7/365 – so call 1-800-GOT HURT or tell us about your injury online now.

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