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Commercial Fisherman, Crabber & Lobsterman Accident Attorney

Commercial fishing is the most dangerous job in the United States. The job is physical demanding, the conditions are tough and the hours are long. All of this places commercial fishermen at constant risk of serious injury. At the law firm of Brais Law Firm with board certified maritime attorneys in Miami, Florida, Boston, Massachusetts and Houston, Texas are here to help commercial fishermen who suffer serious personal injury or death as a result of an accident or sinking. The law firm’s lawyers represent all kinds of commercial fishermen including:

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  • Trollers
  • Longliners
  • Crabbers & Lobstermen
  • Clam & Scallop Boat
  • Sword & Tuna Boat
  • Shrimpers
  • Seiners
  • Gillnetters
  • Processing Vessels
  • Snapper & Grouper Boats

If you are hurt on a commercial fishing boat, the law protects you. The boat owner and/or operator may be obliged to pay for your immediate medical care as well as a daily stipend until you are able to return to work or your medical condition plateaus. In addition, you may have a claim for other compensation if a condition aboard the commercial vessel made it unreasonably fit for its intended use or if the slightest negligence on the part of your employer contributed to your accident. Common accidents aboard commercial fishing boats for which you may be entitled to compensation include:

  • Limbs caught up in machinery, cables, rigging and netting
  • Slip and falls due to slippery ladders, gangways and decks
  • Trip and falls due to clutter placed on the deck
  • Falls though open hatches
  • Hands and fingers crushed or severed because of improperly secured hatches and portholes
  • Improper operation of machinery by captain or fellow crewmembers
  • Crane failures
  • Defective or improperly maintained equipment
  • Working in too rough of conditions
  • Broken safety guards
  • Overloaded pots and nets
  • Excessive pulling and lifting
  • Cable and line bites
  • Winch failures

It is important that you contact an experienced and skilled admiralty and maritime attorney if you or a loved one suffers serious injury on a commercial fishing boat. Maritime law is very different from land based workers compensation law with its own filing deadlines and pleading requirements. Moreover, a qualified maritime lawyer knows the right questions to ask the owner/operator and witnesses, as well as the right evidence to gather to obtain the just compensation you deserve.

Hiring an experience maritime attorney knowledgeable of this specialized area of law can be the difference in your case. The attorneys at the law firm of Brais Law Firm have the experience to protect your rights, the compassion to serve your needs, and the skill to obtain the compensation you deserve. To reach our lawyers you may click email the firm, call 800-499-0551 from within the U.S., Skype BraisLaw worldwide or click Contact Us to select and complete a form for a free evaluation of your case.

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After my accident I contacted them right away. I was able to see them the same day and was kept in contact throughout the process. Everyone in the office was very accommodating, polite and professional. I highly recommend Brais Law and think very highly of their lead attorneys. They helped me WIN my case, and I am forever grateful. They went above and beyond to assist me. Thank you all so very much. H.S.
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I was looking to refer a client injured on a cruise ship and had the pleasure of speaking to Keith. Keith was extremely helpful and he took time out of his day to provide some guidance. If you're looking for a Admiralty & Maritime /Personal Injury Lawyer in Florida, I would highly recommend Brais Law Firm! T.C.