Injured on the Job? Over $30 Million Recovered for Our Clients

Katz Law has been fighting for the injured since 1998.

Paducah River Work Injury Attorneys

Supporting River Workers for Nearly 25 Years

Thousands of people make their living working on the Mississippi River, the Ohio River, the Tennessee River, the Cumberland River, and other area rivers. They work long days on towboats, tugboats, barges, and other vessels, or on the docks and shipyards to keep the river industry running. This work can be dangerous, and on-the-job injuries are common. However, when those who labor so hard to do this important and dangerous work get hurt and seek benefits, all too often they are ignored, denied, or treated unfairly. You can call our Paducah river injury attorneys to provide you with counsel during this time and to fight for your rights to benefits after you’ve been injured. For decades, Katz Law has been on the side of individuals and families in need.

Contact us online or by phone at (270) 778-0020 to speak with an attorney who can aggressively advocate for you and your injury case. We strive to work directly with our clients for optimal results.

Is This A Workers’ Compensation Claim?

Many river workers believe that if they are hurt on the job, they have a workers’ compensation claim. In reality, these cases fall under a completely different set of laws than state-based workers’ compensation claims. Most injured river workers will have claims under the Jones Act. In some cases, the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA) will apply. When a third party caused the injuries, a maritime tort claim may also be appropriate.

In these cases, it is important to work with a lawyer who knows the laws that apply in river work injury cases and understands that these cases cannot be handled like typical workers’ comp claims. For example, injured workers should be granted maintenance and cure payments, which is a unique benefit available for river and maritime employees. It is vitally important that you hire an attorney that truly has experience handling injury cases for river workers, as not all lawyers that claim to handle these cases actually do! In deciding which lawyer to hire, interview the lawyer and ask for specific case examples to make sure the lawyer you are talking to is truly a river injury lawyer.

Handling river work injury cases, we have helped many river workers nationwide get the benefits to move forward with their lives. We have experience and skill specific to these matters, so you can be confident that nothing will be overlooked, and you will get the strong legal representation you deserve.

Who We Represent

At Katz Law, our lawyers stand up for the rights of injured river workers. Because the work is performed on navigable waters, a unique set of federal laws apply. If you have been hurt while working on the river, our goal is to get you all the benefits to which you are entitled. We have nearly 25 years’ history of standing up to towboat companies and river-based employers to get meaningful results for people who work in the inland river and related industries.

From our law office in Paducah, Kentucky, we help people from throughout the United States who work on the Mississippi River, the Ohio River, the Tennessee River, the Cumberland River, and other major rivers. We represent mates, deckhands, leadmen, captains, pilots, masters, engineers, cooks, and anyone else who works on a river vessel, as well as anyone else involved in the river industry in any capacity.

Hear It From Our Clients

  • “His legal knowledge and courtroom skills are impressive. Brian can handle multiple legal disciplines and I couldn't have received a better outcome.”

    - Michael S.
  • “I highly recommend Mr. Katz. He is extremely competent and thoroughly prepared. In my opinion, the best lawyer in Paducah!”

    - Shea B.
  • “I confidently give other corporate counsel my highest recommendation for referring legal matters to Brian Katz.”

    - Former Client

Compensation in All River Worker Injury Claims

Our lawyers represent anyone who has been hurt in any way while working in the river industry.

We handle claims involving:

  • Ship collision injuries
  • Sinking vessel injuries or drownings
  • Ship explosion and fire injuries
  • Cargo loading or unloading injuries
  • Fall and falling objects injuries
  • Repetitive stress injuries
  • Occupational illnesses
  • Toxic exposures
  • Lifting injuries
  • Injuries due to broken wires, lines and other faulty equipment
  • Injuries getting on and off vessels
  • Injuries getting to and from vessels

We frequently serve victims of head injuries, back injuries, broken bones, burn injuries. and other serious river work-related injuries. We also represent families of drowning victims and other river workers who lost their lives on the job.

Free Consultations for Injured River Workers

Our law firm handles river injury claims on a contingency fee basis, so you do not have to worry about the cost of hiring an experienced attorney. You will not be required to pay any fee unless we get you compensation. Furthermore, you can reach out to us and discuss your case for free to find out more about what we can do for you.

Call our Paducah river work injury attorneys for representation at (270) 778-0020 today.

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