Injured in a Maritime Accident? Contact Our Jones Act Lawyer for a Free Consultation
With hundreds of miles of Atlantic coastline and multiple access points to the Intracoastal Waterway, South Carolina is an important part of our country’s water-based transport and shipping economy. In addition, the abundant natural resources both within South Carolina’s borders and off of its coast lead many shrimp boats, fishing boats and other commercial vessels to call this state home.
Unfortunately, while the companies that rely on South Carolina’s ports and waterways prosper, many of their employees suffer from serious work-related illnesses and injuries. If you or a loved one has been injured in a tug or barge accident or any maritime accident in South Carolina, you could be entitled to significant financial compensation. At the Willis Law Firm, we represent South Carolina residents in claims under the Jones Act, the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act and other laws, and we can make sure you receive the compensation you deserve.
South Carolina’s Ports and Waterways
Each year, container ships, cargo ships, barges, and other commercial vessels carry millions of containers and millions of tons of non-containerized cargo into and out of South Carolina’s coastal ports, while South Carolina’s rivers provide access to inland ports throughout the United States as well. We are available to represent seamen, terminal workers, barge workers, tugboat operators, dock workers, and other maritime employees who have been injured while working on land or onboard vessels in the following locations:
South Carolina Ports
The Port of Charleston is the busiest port in South Carolina, and ranks 34th on the list of the largest ports (by cargo volume) in the United States. The terminals of the Port of Charleston and other ports in South Carolina (many of which are managed by the South Carolina Ports Authority) include:
- Columbus Street Terminal
- Cruise Terminal (in Charleston, SC)
- High K. Leatherman, St. Terminal
- North Charleston Terminal
- Port of Georgetown
- Port of Port Royal
- Union Pier Terminal
- SC Inland Port (SCIP)
- Veterans Terminal
- Wando Welch Terminal
South Carolina Waterways
- Atlantic Ocean
- Charleston Harbor
- Ashley River
- Cooper River
- Harbor River
- Wando River
- Intracoastal Waterway
Have You Been Injured in a Maritime Accident in South Carolina?
If you have been injured in a river accident, barge accident, or other maritime accident in South Carolina, it is important to stand up for your legal rights. You may be entitled to compensation under the Jones Act or General Maritime Laws, but you need to act quickly to protect your claim. At the Willis Law Firm, we will conduct a thorough investigation and develop a comprehensive case strategy to ensure that you are able to seek maximum compensation, and we will handle the entire process for you so that you can focus on your physical and emotional recovery.
Speak with an Experienced Lawyer about Your South Carolina Maritime Accident Today
To find out if you are entitled to recover your medical expenses, lost wages and other losses, call the Willis Law Firm for a free, confidential consultation. Attorney David Willis is licensed in New York and Texas, and represents injured maritime workers throughout the United States. Don’t give up your right to compensation. Call 1-800-GOT HURT or contact us online today.