Tugboat & Barge Injury Attorneys

Maritime Lawyers Protecting Workers from Corpus Christi and New Orleans, to Mobile and Tampa

Tugboat workers face a dangerous job. Because these vessels are designed for maximum power and fuel capacity, and offer plenty of stability, crews also face line handling, tripping, falling and other hazards. The danger increases when the horsepower of a tug is combined with the weight of a barge. Those workers who do suffer a tugboat and barge injury are protected under federal maritime laws.

The tugboat accident lawyers at Doyle Raizner have successfully handled many claims for clients injured at sea or on inland waterways. We have helped protect hundreds of working men and women under the Jones Act, and represented individuals and families filing third party negligence claims for injury or the wrongful death of a loved one.

If you have been injured in a tug boat accident, barge accident or have a claim for any other maritime injuries, contact us for help today.

Experienced Legal Support in all types of Tugboat and Barge Accidents

Our Houston inland marine injuries firm handles many types of tugboat and barge injury claims involving:

  • Tow lines parting
  • Handling of heavy lines or shackles
  • Slippery decks
  • Falls off ladders or overboard
  • Undermanned vessels
  • Crew negligence
  • Tow winch or equipment failure

Other serious injuries to seamen result from barges in tow. Mainly designed for seaworthiness versus crew safety, handling of tie lines on a barge is where most injuries occur. Tugboats attached to barges are subject to many potential accidents. Severe tugboat and barge injury can cut short careers and lives. Our lawyers can help ensure injured marine workers and their families find full financial compensation when accidents occur.

Email or Call a Doyle Raizner Maritime Injury Lawyer: 888.571.1001

If you have suffered injury or lost a loved one working on a tugboat, barge or aboard any type of maritime vessel, you can rely on our experienced maritime law attorneys for effective legal representation. Contact us to discuss the details of your claim.


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  • 2402 Dunlavy St.
    Houston Texas
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    Phone: (713) 571-1146
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  • 2929 E. Camelback Road, Suite 126
    Phoenix, AZ 85016
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    Phone: (480) 447-2494
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  • 1894 Trube Estate Building
    2415 Market Street
    Galveston TX 77550
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    Phone: (409) 740-6600
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