Coos Bay, OR
Address: 117 Anderson, Suite B, Coos Bay, Oregon, 97420
Telephone: 800-SEA-SALT (800-732-7258).
Coos Bay was settled by fishermen attracted by the large number of salmon in the Siletz and Salmon Rivers. Since 1837, there has been some form of fishing in the Coos Bay area.
Over the years, many mariners have been attracted to Coos Bay as a wonderful place to live and also a living environment that allows the mariner to live amidst a community steeped in maritime traditions and providing a maritime atmosphere.
We have represented maritime injury cases aboard vessels with crews as small as a one sailor. Commonly, smaller vessels will be staffed by two to three crew members. Nonetheless, in many circumstances, persons working and injured on these vessels, no matter how small, may qualify for federal benefits under the Jones Act or general maritime law.
Many persons working aboard small boats are completely unfamiliar with their rights under federal law, and many often assume that because it's a "small" boat, they have no rights. However, in many circumstances an employer insurance collective group may provide insurance coverage. In appropriate circumstances, a lien against a vessel may arise automatically as a result of injury, resulting in the vessel becoming subject to attachment to ensure compensation for medical expense and injury loss.
In appropriate circumstances, we will meet with a client in Coos Bay or the greater Coos Bay area, and have often done so over the past many years. Also, we have assisted some of our clients in obtaining second medical opinions in Seattle so as to benefit from the latest medical technology.