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Commercial Fishing Accident Lawyer
The men and women who engage in commercial fishing it put their lives at risk on a daily basis. Our Texas lawyers represent workers who have experienced serious injuries and wrongful death as the result of negligence on fishing vessels. Commercial fishing is a dangerous occupation. Numerous studies show that cold water commercial fishing is the most dangerous job in the U.S. From 2000-2009, 504 commercial fisherman in the U.S. died on the job – with 52% of fatalities occurring after a vessel disaster, 31% resulting from a fisherman overboard, and 10% due to an injury suffered aboard ship. From 2010-2014, about 188 commercial fishermen died in the U.S. Drowning was the major cause of death at 75%. Vessel disasters contributed to 43% of the deaths, 30% were due to falls overboard, and 16% resulted from on-board injuries.
Types of Commercial Fishing Accidents
- Slip and Falls on Wet Surfaces- These usually occur on slippery or poorly maintained ladders, decks, and gangways
- Crane Failure – crane or winch failure can cause serious bodily injury
- Falling overboard - due to broken or missing safety guards, or working in conditions too rough and dangerous
- Falls through Open Hatches
- Improper Line Handling
Common Commercial Fishing Injuries
- Back Injury
- Shoulder Injury
- Neck Injury
- Limb Amputation – Loss of limb from it caught up in machinery, rigging, or netting
- Crushing Injuries - severing of arms, legs, or fingers by improperly secured hatches, portholes, equipment, or cargo
Experienced Commercial Fishing Accident Lawyer
Attorney, John D. Pascoe and the Pascoe Law Firm, is responsible for the content on this website, principal office and only office located in Friendswood, Texas. Servicing: Alvin, Angleton, Austin, Bayou Vista, Bacliff, Baytown, Beaumont, Brookside Village, Brownsville, Clear Lake, Chambers County, Corpus Christi, Dallas, Danbury, Dickinson, Deer Park, Eagle Shale Ford, El Lago, Friendswood, Fresno, Fort Bend County, Fort Worth, Galveston, Galveston County, Galveston Island, Harlingen, Harris County, Hitchcock, Houston, Jefferson County, Kemah, Lake Jackson, La Marque, La Porte, League City, Laredo, Liberty County, Manvel, McAllen, Montgomery County, Nassau Bay, Orange, Pasadena, Port Bolivar, Port Arthur, Pearland, Rio Grande Valley, Rosharon, Santa Fe, San Antonio, San Leon, Seabrook, Shoreacres, Sienna Plantation, South Houston, South Padre Island, Southbelt Ellington, Taylor Lake Village, Texas City, Tiki Island, Victoria, Webster, and throughout Texas.
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