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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.
Our Galveston commercial fishing accident attorneys’ focus is on obtaining compensation for these injury victims, including: lost wages, financial compensation for injuries, the costs of needed care, pain and suffering. Our Commercial Fishing Accident Injury Lawyer servicing the Galveston, Clear Lake, Corpus Christi, Texas Gulf Coast, League City, Texas, areas. Call our Attorney at  713-829-4317.

Types of Commercial Fishing Accidents

Commercial fishing boats have different types of risk associated that can create all kinds of accidents and injuries.  Commercial fishing is a danger job that can pay well. It is important that commercial fishing companies implement proper training and safety procedures to prevent most accidents. When proper training and safety procedures are not followed several different types of accidents can occur. Below are different types of commercial fishing accidents that can occur:

  • 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

When commercial accidents and injuries occur due to a commercial fishing company’s negligence, you have a right to pursue damages under the Jones Act and general maritime law. A lot of fisherman gets injured from excessive, repetitive motions such as pulling in overloaded nets or traps with improper technique. Common types of commercial fishing injuries include:

  • 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

Each commercial fishing accident is different, and the way it impacts its victims is different too. Lawyers located near League City, Texas,  represents workers who have been injured by negligence of captains and other fisherman on board. We have extensive experience litigating these complex cases. Knowing that your case is unique, we tailor the actions we take to achieve the best possible results. Our Lawyer handles cases  of  commercial fishing accidents where the surviving families of fishermen who have died while working bring a case on their behalf. They have been aboard vessels that were lost at sea or have fallen overboard into the water and have not been rescued in time. We understand the impact that this tragic loss can have on a family and will do our best to make this difficult time easier for you.The Pascoe Law Firm handles commercial fishing accident cases for clients throughout Texas. No matter where you are or how serious the matters you are facing, we provide free initial consultations to answer your questions and explain your rights. Contact us online or call us today at 713-829-4317. Hablamos español.
Attorney John D Pascoe

Pascoe Law Firm

1414 S. Friendswood Dr, STE 120,

Friendswood, TX 77546

United States

Phone: 713-829-4317
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