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Injured Aboard a Ferry Boat

The Jones Act covering merchant marines and other seamen extends to any water worker on harbors, rivers and the Great Lakes. This includes workers onboard ferry boats. Ferry boats are among the most dangerous vessels for professional water-workers. Ingress and egress injuries are common, as workers must negotiate the dangers of moving people, automobiles and other cargo in very crowded deck conditions. In addition, the boats themselves are often among the oldest and most under-maintained vessels on U.S. waterways. Fires, explosions, slip-and fall injuries, and even capsizing are typical accidents that lead to serious injury and death on the water.

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If you are a ferry boat worker and were injured in the performance of your duties onboard or on the landing platform, you have the right to seek full and fair compensation by filing a Jones Act claim for damages, including:

We have successfully represented seamen and water workers in Jones Act injury and wrongful death claims for more than four decades. Our effective, experienced representation has helped us win multiple multi-million dollar jury verdicts and settlements on behalf of water workers and their families in state and federal courts across the nation.

Before you try to tackle the complex world of a maritime injury claim on your own, talk to a member of our admiralty law team at the Law Offices of Lyle C. Cavin, Jr. & Associates in Oakland, California. Since 1970, our firm has earned a national reputation as one of the nation's pre-eminent legal names in maritime law. We have earned the right to work with a trusted network of maritime attorneys and experts in every major shipping port in the United States. If you have a question about what options are available to you after your ferry boat accident, talk to one of the Oakland ferry employee injury attorneys on our team today. Contact us to arrange a free case evaluation.

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