Have You Been Injured Aboard A Fishing Vessel?
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.
A Track Record Of Success In Maritime Law
At the Law Offices of Lyle C. Cavin, Jr. & Associates, we have been fighting for the rights of injured fishermen and our nation’s seamen for more than 40 years.
We have negotiated numerous multimillion-dollar-mediated settlements and have won major jury verdicts on behalf of fishermen, seamen and dockworkers protected under admiralty/maritime law.
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:
- Requirement for boat owner to provide medical care
- Requirement for boat owner to provide stipend for lost earnings (maintenance and cure)
- Lifting and line injuries
- Net and crate-hoist boom accidents
- Injuries while using a tool onboard a fishing vessel
- Weather-related accidents
- Dockworker injuries
- Boarding and egress accidents
- Harassment aboard a fishing vessel
We are based in Oakland, California, and have earned national recognition for our work in federal courts in port cities across the nation.
We Provide Free Consultation And The Lowest Contingency Fees
We offer free consultations. You pay lawyers’ fees as a percentage of the settlement or jury award.
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. Call us at 510-291-4743 or 888-340-7991, or contact us through our website.