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Injured Aboard a Fishing Vessel

California Commercial Fishermen Attorneys

Every day, our nation's commercial fishermen ship out onto the coastal waters and start their day in what is statistically one of the most dangerous professions in the world. Not only do fishermen face the elements of weather and unpredictable tides and seas, they must also count on other crew members to follow safety regulations and watch out for each other.

If you are a commercial fisherman who has been injured onboard a commercial fishing vessel, your rights are protected under U.S. maritime law. Filing a claim for compensation for your injuries must progress through the federal or state courts under provisions of the U.S. admiralty law Jones Act. Court processes are complex, and judges base their rulings on a very specific set of laws. This is not like an injured factory worker filing a state workers' compensation claim. Everything about the process requires an in-depth understanding of maritime law, case precedents and knowing how to navigate the mediation process.

We have helped commercial fishermen collect full and fair money damages from boat owners of all size fishing vessels, from the smallest shrimp boat to the largest commercial trawler.

Lyle C. Cavin, Jr. & Associates has been fighting for the rights of injured fishermen and our nation's seamen for more than 40 years. We have negotiated numerous multi-million dollar mediated settlements and have won major jury verdicts on behalf of fishermen, seamen and dock workers protected under admiralty/maritime law. We are based in Oakland, California, and have earned national recognition for our work in federal courts in port cities across the nation.

We have four decades of experience helping our nation's fishermen and their families seek full and fair compensation for all Jones Act injury and wrongful death claims, including:

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If you were injured aboard a fishing vessel anywhere in the United States, talk to one of our commercial fishing boat 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 lawyers' fees as a percentage of the settlement or jury award. Contact us today.

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