Slip-and-Fall Injuries On A Vessel
Owners of commercial ships, tankers, fishing boats and other vessels on U.S. and international waters, harbor or inland waters are under strict requirements to maintain the safest working conditions possible on deck and on the docks. Seamen and water workers go to work in some of the most dangerous conditions possible, on slippery, overcrowded decks, moving beneath their feet with the strain of the weather, waves or current.
Slip-and-fall injuries onboard vessels are common. Just because a seaman falls and suffers an injury on the vessel doesn’t necessarily mean the shipowner can be sued for negligence, however. Sometimes, the conditions at sea make even the safest deck a dangerous work environment. For every type of injury, however, the vessel owner has a responsibility to provide medical care — on the vessel and in the hospital — as well as maintenance and cure to pay a stipend for the daily wages lost during medical recovery.
How Do You Know Whether You Have A Claim For Negligence?
It may not always be possible to determine whether your slip-and-fall injury while working onboard a vessel is necessarily a claim for negligence against the vessel owner. Talk to an experienced attorney at the Law Offices of Lyle C. Cavin, Jr. & Associates, about the circumstances of your case.
Even if the accident may seem as though it was totally your fault, there may have been circumstances on the decks that places your employer at liability.
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Our firm has negotiated numerous settlements and won jury awards in the hundreds of thousands of dollars and has numerous multimillion-dollar awards on behalf of our clients and families.
Prominent National Maritime Accident Injury and Wrongful Death Lawyers
Our firm has been standing up and fighting aggressively for the rights of seamen, fishermen and other maritime workers for more than 40 years. Our team of attorneys has won significant mediated settlements and jury awards on behalf of workers who have suffered slip-and-fall injuries on a vessel, in port and in waterway cities across the nation.
Many of our settlements and jury awards have been in excess of $1 million. By working with a network of legal and medical professionals in the plaintiff’s port city, we are able to remain responsive and ready to react quickly to court decisions and processes.
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From our offices in Oakland, California, we represent clients in communities throughout the United States and U.S. territories. Contact us to arrange a free consultation with one of our experienced Oakland shipowner negligence attorneys today; call us at 510-291-4743 or 888-340-7991.