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Westport, WA

Westport Area

Westport is known for its commercial fishing, a significant marina and important maritime history. We have clients who work in the Alaska fishery, but live in Westport; we also have clients who work in the Washington and Oregon fishery, including charter fishing, and come to us as a result of maritime injury along the Washington and Oregon coast.

Our Westport representation includes Ocean Shores to the North, and the Long Beach peninsula to the South. We represented an injury at sea client in the United States District Court in Seattle on a matter arising from tug boat and barging operations in the Tokeland area. The maritime industry in the Westport area includes both oceangoing vessels and inland waters, including tug and barge operations on inland rivers.

Injury at sea includes sailors working aboard vessels in inland waters. Many maritime injury cases on inland waters can qualify for federal benefits as Jones Act and general maritime law seamen, and many such cases are more appropriately filed in Federal Court in Seattle. Also, many maritime employers operating in the greater Westport area, including Ocean Shores and the Long Beach peninsula, as well as on inland waters, are either based in Seattle or have significant operations, including claims adjustment representatives, in Seattle.

We will meet with maritime injury clients in Westport or the greater Westport 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 to benefit from the latest medical technology.

Client Reviews
"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