Maritime Injury & Death

Death or injury at sea, vessel accidents, and equipment failure.

Attorney Jeff Campiche from Campiche Andrews Horne PLLC is among the most experienced in the country, representing seamen who are injured or perish at sea.

Whether they are union or non-union, our attorneys adeptly represent sea workers in navigating the intricate web of federal maritime laws, including the Jones Act, state statutes, and congressional and legislative acts. It is crucial to select a law firm with extensive experience in maritime law due to the complexities surrounding death or injury at sea.

Jeff Campiche has a long personal history with the sea. Raised at the mouth of the Columbia River, Jeff worked on the decks beside commercial crab, salmon, troll and gillnet fishermen. He served two terms as Pacific County Prosecuting Attorney and Coroner where he learned firsthand about the dire consequences and danger of unsafe working conditions at sea.

His personal experience working in and around commercial fisheries combined with his knowledge of shipping and marine transportation industries, make Jeff an effective advocate for injured seamen, longshore and harbor workers. He has represented the families of workers who have perished in the perilous North Pacific Ocean, Gulf of Alaska, Bering Sea, and through the dangerous Columbia River and Grays Harbor bars – and recovered millions in damages on their behalf.

Death or Injury at Sea can be due to a multitude of errors

Vessel Sinking


Line Mishaps

Lifting, Crushing or Unsafe Cables

Machine Accidents

Design Failures On Deck or Aboard Plants, Docks and Vessels.

Supporting our unions

We are longtime supporters of the maritime unions. We have represented union seamen and dockworkers from:

  • International Longshore Workers Union (ILWU),
  • Inland Boatmen’s Union of the Pacific (IBU),
  • Masters, Mates, and Pilots Union (MMP),
  • Sailor’s International Union (SIU)
  • Marine Engineers Beneficial Association (MEBA), which includes longshoremen, dock workers, engineers, electricians, seamen, masters, mates and galley workers employed by (among others) the Washington State Ferries, Foss Maritime, Crowley Marine Services, Dunlap Towing, and deep water freighters such as the American Presidents Line.
  • Workers aboard offshore research vessels, military supply vessels, and oil rigs.

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At Campiche Andrews Horne PLLC, we also provide representation for non-union workers who work on fishing vessels and processors employed by both big and small fishing companies. Our clients include American Seafoods, Icicle Seafoods, Trident Seafoods, and numerous other fishing companies and vessels that operate in waters from California to Alaska and the Bering Sea.

If you have experienced an injury or the loss of a loved one at sea, please reach out to us. We are here to assist you in navigating the legal aspects of your case. Our team cares deeply about your well-being and is committed to providing you with the help you need.

Compassionate Legal Support.
Contact our team today.

Compassionate Legal Support.
Contact our team today.