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Portland, OR

The Port of Portland

Portland Oregon is an important maritime community, primarily for its commercial maritime industry. The Port of Portland, and maritime businesses located in the general Portland community, are significant primarily for the oceangoing licensed and unlicensed merchant mariner. The commercial maritime industry includes significant anchorage for the tanker fleet, as well as containerized shipping.

We are frequently in Portland meeting with clients and arranging for maritime injury case and claim processing. Not all Portland-based cases are appropriate for filing in Washington and in such cases we work with associated counsel in Oregon, and in Portland. In appropriate circumstances this allows us to pursue claims in the Federal or State court in Oregon on behalf of an injured mariner.

Portland is also home base to many individuals working in the Seattle-based trawling fishing industry. If you live in the general Portland area and were injured on a trawler, most likely the trawler is Seattle based or has a significant enough Seattle connection that claims filing is appropriate through Washington-based legal counsel. Further, the claims history of the trawler employer may be well known in Seattle.

Sometimes we are also involved in obtaining second opinion medical opinions for injured clients in the Seattle-based medical community. This may be an advantage in providing access a somewhat larger medical community, and may also be useful in identifying a medical provider experienced in dealing with maritime injuries, and well versed in working with injured mariners.

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"Injury At Sea knows the maritime business from all angles…easy to work with, hardworking, straightforward, and professional. I was treated with care and concern. They were very helpful in my situation, told me exactly what to do, what to expect and the likely outcome. Five Stars." Chris, of Orcas Island
"...when they said they would not give John a liver transplant, my heart sank...for the first time in my life I hated being poor because I could not save my child...there was nothing I could do...When I was told Injury At Sea had obtained a Court Order to make the Company pay I cried tears of relief...without this my son would have had no hope of living...Thank you to Injury At Sea..." Mary
"Easy to work with, thorough and effective. Knows the maritime injury business from all angles including his own work experience. Tom was easy to work with, hard working, straightforward, and professional. I was treated with care and concern. He was very helpful in my situation, told me exactly what he could do, what to expect and the likely outcome." Chris