Compensation for Injured Commercial Fishermen
Commercial fishing is difficult, exhausting work, and it is also quite dangerous. Another factor for injured fishermen to consider is the difficult legal factors involved in obtaining compensation for maritime injuries. Because of the legal complications involved, as well as the aggressive approach that the insurance company will take to avoid compensating you properly, it is essential to work with an experienced, committed team of legal professionals.
At Murphy Law Firm LLC, as are committed to providing injured fishermen with aggressive representation that is personally tailored to each client's needs. We will listen to your story, help you determine your options under the relevant laws, and fight for your compensation. Our Baton Rouge commercial fisherman injury claim lawyers have more than 30 combined years of experience representing:
- Fish processors
- Other fishing boat workers
"I understand the importance of adequate compensation for my injured clients. Especially in the commercial fishing industry, which is dangerous and requires a great deal of strength and stamina, if your injuries keep you from being able to keep working, your compensation award might be the only means you have to continue providing for your family. Let me help you. Call me." ∙ Attorney Peyton Murphy ∙ Contact Murphy Law Firm
Options for Compensation
We will explore every avenue of possible compensation for your injuries. You might be able to receive workers' compensation benefits. If you qualify as a "seaman," we could bring a Jones Act claim for further compensation, and a third-party liability claim if the negligence of someone other than your employer had some responsibility for the accident (a common example involves faulty equipment on a vessel).
We will fight for compensation for:
- Maintenance — room and board costs during your injuries or illnesses
- Cure — medical costs associated with your illnesses or injuries
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
If you are a spouse or other family member of a deceased commercial fishing worker who died on the job, we can represent you in a wrongful death case, so that you can get the compensation you need for loss of income and loss of companionship.
Contact a Louisiana Offshore Accident Injury Lawyer
Free Consultations ∙ Contingency Fees
After a commercial fishing injury, talk with one of our lawyers in a free, confidential setting to learn about the options available to you. We work on a contingency fee system, so we will not charge you attorney fees until we win in your case. Call 225-928-8800 in Louisiana or contact Murphy Law Firm online to schedule your free initial consultation with an attorney from our firm.