Ingram Barge Company (IBCO) markets itself as the “leading carrier on America’s inland waterways.” According to its website, Ingram “provides the best possible service and value for the dollar”, setting them apart from the competition.
Ingram is a marine transporter moving dry and liquid bulk goods along the Mississippi River system as well as the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway and has a heritage dating back to the 1800’s.
According to its website, the company has about 100 line haul vessels ranging up to 10,500 horsepower and approximately 40 boats under 1,800 horsepower.
What to do if you’ve been injured working for Ingram
If you were injured while working on a vessel, there is a strong probability that you have legal rights under the Jones Act, which is a federal law designed to protect workers that qualify as “seamen” as it pertains to lost wages, medical treatment and other benefits as long as the legal requirements have been met satisfactorily.
If you have been injured working for Ingram, your first step should be to contact an attorney with experience and a proven track record in successfully prosecuting cases against inland waterway operators and contractors. Keep in mind, Jones Act cases can be very complex in nature so it is very important that you do the research and make sure the firm you choose has extensive knowledge about the Jones Act, how to handle cases against large companies such as Ingram, and can share true success stories with you.
Time is of the essence. Every day that you wait to get the process started, Ingram and their team of lawyers may gain the upper hand in any future legal proceedings.
To learn more about your legal rights under the Jones Act and how to position yourself for the best settlement, download a copy of our Guide to Winning Your Jones Act Case right away. There is no cost to you and it is filled with valuable information to help you succeed in your case.