When Tugboat, Barge Accidents Occur, Our Law Firm Will Assist You

Tugboats tow or push barges with maximum power and fuel capacity. The dangerous working conditions put crews at risk of serious injuries from slipping on wet decks, tripping over wires stretching across tugboats, and other serious hazards. At the Law Offices of John W. Merting, P.A., in Gulf Breeze, Florida, we vigorously protect seamen seriously injured in a barge or tugboat accident.

With more than 40 years of experience, Mr. Merting is the first lawyer in all of North Florida to be Board-Certified in Admiralty and Maritime law by The Florida Bar. He is an effective attorney on an effective team devoted to helping injured workers and their families obtain fair compensation. Mr. Merting has successfully represented hundreds of workers injured at sea or on inland waterways. Call for a free consultation at 866-416-4412.

Protecting Barge, Tugboat Workers, Families

Each case is unique, so we take a hands-on approach in examining evidence to develop a clear understanding of the factors that led to our client's tugboat or barge accident. Mr. Merting and his team have worked on injury cases related to:

  • Slippery decks
  • Unsteady ladders
  • Equipment failure
  • Undermanned crews
  • Lack of safety procedures or poor training

Whether you are a deckhand, a captain, a cook or an engineer, an injury can lead to physical, emotional and financial setbacks. That's when you need an effective legal advocate. We know that workers injured on tugboats and barges may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, vocational retraining and other needs under federal law. Injured seamen may be able to obtain compensation when employers fail to maintain a safe working environment, or when another crew member's negligence caused a serious accident.

Compassionate Yet Tenacious, Call Us Now

A maritime accident while working on a tugboat or barge can be devastating. Serious and debilitating injuries are possible, and this is when you need an experienced lawyer. The Law Offices of John W. Merting, P.A., in Gulf Breeze, Florida, has the compassion, understanding and tenacity to help you and your family get through this situation. We will put our many years of experience to work to obtain the compensation you deserve. Call us now for a free consultation at 866-416-4412. Mr. Merting represents clients nationwide and worldwide injured at sea.