FISHING BOAT ACCIDENTS
Information and what to do.
Some of the most dangerous jobs in the world are deckhand jobs. When injuries occur, they are often catastrophic or fatal. While deckhands are typically eligible for compensation and benefits under the Jones Act, most will need a maritime accident lawyer to assist them with their injury claims.
If you or a family member has been injured while working as a deckhand, it is important to speak with a personal injury attorney as soon as possible. We can help you sort through the liability issues and file for compensation under all applicable laws. Depending on the circumstances of the injury or wrongful death, there may be multiple liable parties.
“Workers in dangerous occupations deserve to be compensated if they suffer an on-the-job injury. The deck hand injury attorneys at the Murphy Law Firm can ensure that you complete Jones Act paperwork on time and correctly. We will work to protect your rights and recover compensation from your employer’s insurance carrier. Don’t be a victim twice.” · Attorney Peyton Murphy · Contact Murphy Law Firm at (225) 928-8800.
Helping Injured Deckhands Recover Damages
Some of the most common causes of deckhand injuries and wrongful deaths include:
- Slip-and-fall accidents
- Falling overboard
- Falling overboard
- Defective or missing safety equipment
- Defective machinery
Deckhands and other seamen who are subject to these dangers may suffer brain injury, broken bones, amputations, back injury, spinal cord injury, or drowning. Injured deckhands will need compensation and other benefits to cover the cost of their injuries. Under maritime law, deckhands may be able to make claims for maintenance and cure. Depending on the circumstances of the injury, it may be possible to bring an unseaworthiness claim as well. You may recover damages for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and mental anguish.