River Barge Accidents: Common Injuries, and How to Get Compensation

River Barge Accidents: Common Injuries, and How to Get Compensation

The St. Louis region has the second-largest total tonnage of goods passing through its river ports. That means heavy barge and commercial boat traffic. There is a high chance of river boat accidents—not in the form of collisions (although those happen on occasion)—but workplace accidents involving the men and women who work on them. Working…

Does workers' compensation apply to river barge accidents?

Does Workers’ Compensation Apply to River Barge Accidents?

Maritime law does not just deal with ships at sea. Every year, more than 37 tons of commodities travel on barges down the St. Louis region’s rivers. The same rules and laws that govern ocean liners apply to river traffic too. The men and women who work on these vessels do difficult and sometimes dangerous…