What are My Rights as an Injured Commerical Fisherman? More Inside
Commercial fishermen work long hours and hard in order to bring in fresh daily catches for use in restaurants and hotels as well as supermarkets around the country. Being a fisherman, whether it’s a crabber, shrimper, lobsterman or tuna boat fisherman, is a very demanding job, and more often than not, these individuals work in very unsafe environments where the smallest of accidents can result in catastrophic injuries. The government through the work safety agency OSHA has instituted strict safety and operational regulations to ensure that these individuals are kept safe as they go out in the oceans, lakes and seas in order to make a living. Accidents are thought to be due to freak occurrences of nature, but science and research has shown that well over 90 percent of all accident and the resultant injuries are due to human negligence. If you got injured as a commercial fisherman, chances are your injuries may be traced back to something someone else did or didn’t do in the line of duty. To this end, you may be able to recover substantial money damages so that you can be made whole again, and we’re here to help with that.
Are you looking for a best commercial fisherman injury attorney? Please call us NOW at (773) 825-3547 to learn more about your legal options for justice and compensation. The experienced fisherman injury lawyers have over 90 YEARS of combined legal experience helping individuals just like you get the justice and compensation you deserve. What sets us apart is the fact that we are not afraid to litigate as evidenced by our extensive litigation history. This route will net you a much higher payout with regard to compensation compared to insurance company negotiations, the second of which is the preferred mode of compensation recovery for most injury firms. In addition to having a bilingual staff (hablamos Espanol), we also ensure that every claim accepted is personally processed by a real attorney with experience, not a paralegal. Lastly, we take on all cases on contingency fee basis, and this means that there are NO UPFRONT FEES during any point in the processing of your claim. Regardless of your current location in the country, we can help you with your claim: simply call us NOW at (773) 825-3547 to learn more; the call is 100% FREE!
We represent the following types of commercial fishermen:
- Tuna commercial fishermen
- Clam and scallop fishermen
- Groupers and snapper boats
Individuals working in commercial fisherman boats are protected under the law. This means that should you get injured due to someone else’s negligence while working on these, you may be entitled to compensation as long as there was an element of provable negligence.
Here are some of the injuries that commercial fishermen face:
- Falling through hatches
- Slips and falls on docks
- Getting one’s hands or feet caught in machinery
- Crane failure
- Finger crush due to poorly secured portholes
- Negligent operation of shipping machinery by other individuals causing injury
Experienced Commerical Fishermen Injury Attorneys – Call Us NOW!
It is vital that you report your injury to your supervisor as soon as it happens, but don’t be pressured to give a written or verbal statement as this may be used by the insurance company to whittle down your claim. In addition, ensure that you get medical care immediately as this may not only save your life, but it may also determine how much you’ll get in terms of money damages. Need to learn more regarding how we can help with the whole process? Call us NOW at (773) 825-3547 to learn more. Thanks, and we look forward to helping you.