Compassionate Representation For Commercial Fisherman
If you’re an injured West Coast or California commercial fisherman, an attorney at Brodsky Micklow Bull & Weiss LLP can help make sure you receive full compensation for your accident. Contact us for an experienced marine fisheries injury lawyer and find out about all your rights – not just the ones your employer’s insurer or claims adjuster mentioned.
Despite all of the technological innovations of recent decades, commercial fishing remains one of the most dangerous occupations in the world. In fact, it may be even more dangerous now – today’s short seasons, long hours and diminished resources put extra pressure on commercial crabbers, tuna skippers and groundfish operations to work longer and harder than ever. That can lead to dangerous equipment conditions and fatigue that result in serious accidents, and even death, in the Pacific fisheries.
The Kind Of Representation We Provide
Our firm represents clients who have a range of commercial fishing injuries and situations, including:
- Deckhand and captain injury and death claims
- Fisheries and processor worker claims
- Merchant marine accidents
Whether you are the captain, an engineer, a deckhand or a processor at the time of your accident, your injury is almost certainly covered under the Jones Act. Our skilled and dedicated California maritime attorneys work hard to help you recover full damages for your injuries. You are entitled to claim:
- Lost wages to the time of trial on your claim
- Future wage loss, if you remain disabled
- Medical and rehabilitation expenses, both past and future
- Damages for your past and future pain, suffering and mental anguish
You’re also entitled to maintenance and cure from your employer until your recovery reaches the point of your maximum medical improvement.
Experienced Maritime Representation
Our commercial fishing lawyers have found over the years that most persons hurt in commercial fishing operations don’t know their rights, and frequently accept settlements far less than what they have coming to them.