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Tugboat & Barge Accidents

Tugboats can be dangerous vessels. Line-handling and trip-and-fall accidents are frequent occurrences for seamen who work on tugboats. The risk for injury is even greater when the horsepower of a tug is combined with the weight of a barge. Like longshoremen, fishermen and other seamen, injured tugboat and barge workers are protected under federal maritime laws.

As a former member of the United States Coast Guard, attorney Mark Venardi is uniquely qualified to help injured barge and tugboat workers obtain financial compensation for their work-related injuries at sea.

To meet with our experienced lawyer, call 925-937-3900 or contact us online. All consultations are free, and we collect no fees unless we make a recovery for you.

Tugboat Injury Attorneys & Barge Accident Lawyers

At Venardi Zurada LLP, we handle claims for tug and barge workers injured at sea. Under the Jones Act, we will protect your rights and aggressively pursue the compensation you and your family are entitled to. We also represented the family members of wrongful death victims involved in fatal tugboat or barge accidents. The following are some common causes of tug and barge injuries:

  • Tow lines parting
  • Handling heavy lines and shackles
  • Slippery decks
  • Falls off ladders
  • Falls overboard
  • Falling objects
  • Understaffed vessels and crew negligence
  • Tow winch failure
  • Toxic fumes
  • Defective equipment

Contact a Maritime Lawyer Today!

To arrange a consultation, call Venardi Zurada LLP at 925-937-3900 or send us an e-mail. We offer experienced, competent legal representation from a qualified tugboat injury lawyer. We represent injured maritime workers in the Los Angeles, Long Beach and San Francisco Bay areas, and across the West Coast.