The Willis Law Firm Represents Maritime Workers Injured in Accidents at the Port of Buffalo
If you are a seaman, tugboat or other maritime worker, you face countless risks on a daily basis. Working onboard barges, cargo ships and other vessels presents numerous dangers, and port workers must contend with a wide range of threats to their safety and well-being each day they spend on the job.
At the Willis Law Firm, we are committed to helping injured maritime workers stand up for their legal rights. The Jones Act, the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (the “Longshore Act”) and other federal statutes provide maritime workers with important protections, and we want to make sure you benefit from these protections to the greatest extent possible. We understand the devastating impact that results from a debilitating job-related injury, and if you have been injured at the Port of Buffalo, we are here to help make sure you recover the compensation you deserve.
About the Port of Buffalo
Located on the eastern tip of Lake Erie, the Port of Buffalo ranks seventh among U.S. ports on the Great Lakes and 28th among seaports nationwide. Products shipped through the Port of Buffalo reach 75 percent of the Canadian population while accounting for a significant portion of the northeastern United States’ shipping volume as well. The Port of Buffalo’s average navigation season extends from April through December.
Together with the affiliated Gateway Metroport, the Port of Buffalo provides access to both the Buffalo River and the Lackawanna Canal. Along with rail access and road transportation via New York’s I-90, these inland waterways provide important access to inland facilities throughout the northeast – and, ultimately, nationwide.
Common Port and Vessel-Related Injuries
If you got hurt on the job, you are not alone. Each year, countless maritime workers suffer serious injuries both at port and onboard vessels in navigable waters. This includes injuries such as:
- Bone fractures
- Head injuries (including brain and facial injuries)
- Severe lacerations and contusions
- Spinal cord injuries
- Sprains, strains and tears
- Herniated & bulging discs
These types of injuries often leave maritime workers and their families with medical bills, loss of income, and other damages that can only be overcome by filing a successful claim for financial compensation. Unfortunately, employers and other companies in the shipping industry almost never voluntarily pay the compensation injured workers deserve.
Experienced Representation for Jones Act and Longshore Act Claims
With more than 40 years of experience representing injured maritime workers, admiralty lawyer David Willis can help you seek just compensation for your on-the-job injuries. Mr. Willis has recovered millions of dollars for clients in New York and nationwide. If you have a claim under the Jones Act or any other law protecting maritime workers, call Maritime Lawyer David Willis and the Willis Law Firm and let them help you.
Injured at the Port of Buffalo? Schedule a Free Consultation Now
For more information about protecting your rights after an accident at the Port of Buffalo, we invite you schedule a free, confidential consultation at the Willis Law Firm. Licensed in New York and Texas, attorney David Willis represents injured maritime workers across the country. To find out if you have a claim for financial compensation, call 1-800-GOT HURT or request an appointment with Mr. Willis online today.