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Were You Injured While Working Aboard a Container Ship or Tanker Vessel?

Seamen working on container ships and tanker vessels face some of the most dangerous working conditions at sea or on inland waterways. The weight of the containers and equipment make the decks dangerous and put workers in harm's way whenever something shifts during the passage, or must be moved by hand or equipment.

If you were injured while working on a tanker ship or cargo vessel in U.S. coastal waters or waterways, you have the right to pursue compensation for medical care and cure and maintenance through U.S. admiralty laws with a maritime injury lawyer. No matter what state you were injured in, a law firm admitted to practice in federal court may represent you as their maritime injury lawyer. If you were injured while working on a vessel, or the docks loading a commercial vessel, you are entitled to seek full and fair money damages from the vessel owner and other liable parties.

There is a significant difference between a personal injury litigation firm and a maritime injury law firm. U.S. admiralty laws governing Jones Act claims are different than any other type of lawsuit. Judges use a different set of laws and the requirements and deadlines differ significantly.

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Personal injury firms primarily focus on land-based accidents in state courts. The Law Offices of Lyle C. Cavin, Jr. & Associates in Oakland, California, has been successfully representing injured seamen and water workers since 1970. Preparing a successful lawsuit for a fair mediated settlement or jury trial requires an in-depth knowledge of the court procedures and expectations. We work with many of the nation's leading legal and shipping experts to enable us to be successful in courts throughout the United States.

In more than 40 years of focusing our practice on maritime law for seamen nationwide, we have negotiated several multi-million dollar settlements and won significant jury verdicts on behalf of water workers and their families in state and federal courts across the nation.

Talk to one of our Oakland container ship or tanker worker accident attorneys at our offices in Oakland, California, today. We offer a free consultation and represent injured tug boat workers in Jones Act claims on a contingency fee basis. You pay attorneys' fees as a percentage of the settlement or jury award. Contact us today.

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