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Commercial Fishing and Falling Overboard: Protecting the Rights of Fishermen

Welcome to Kraft Davies Olsson, a leading maritime law firm dedicated to providing comprehensive legal services to clients involved in the commercial fishing industry. Our experienced team of attorneys specializes in maritime law, including cases involving falling overboard incidents during commercial fishing operations. If you or a loved one has been affected by such an unfortunate event, we are here to offer you the legal support and representation you deserve.

Why Choose Us?
  1. Extensive Knowledge of Maritime Law: Our firm boasts a deep understanding of maritime laws, regulations, and industry practices. We are well-versed in the complexities of commercial fishing operations and the unique legal challenges they present.
  2. Experience in Falling Overboard Cases: Falling overboard accidents in the commercial fishing industry can have severe consequences. Our attorneys have successfully handled numerous cases involving falling overboard incidents, and we have the necessary expertise to pursue the compensation and justice you deserve.
  3. Comprehensive Legal Representation: We provide a full range of legal services tailored to the needs of our clients. From investigating the circumstances surrounding the accident to filing claims, negotiating with insurance companies, and representing you in court if necessary, we are committed to ensuring your rights are protected every step of the way.
  4. Client-Focused Approach: At Kraft Davies Olsson PLLC, we understand that each case is unique, and we prioritize personalized attention for every client. We will take the time to listen to your story, understand your goals, and develop a legal strategy that aligns with your needs.
Common Issues in Falling Overboard Incidents:

Falling overboard accidents in commercial fishing can result in life-altering injuries or even fatalities. These incidents can occur due to various factors, including but not limited to:

  1. Slippery surfaces or unsafe conditions on the vessel
  2. Lack of proper safety equipment, such as life jackets or safety harnesses
  3. Negligence or reckless behavior of crew members
  4. Equipment failure or malfunction
  5. Poor weather conditions or rough seas
  6. Inadequate training or supervision
Legal Recourse for Falling Overboard Accidents:

If you or your loved one has been involved in a falling overboard incident during commercial fishing, you may be entitled to compensation for the damages you have suffered. Our skilled maritime attorneys can help you explore legal options, which may include:

  1. Jones Act Claims: The Jones Act provides legal protection to seamen injured in the course of their employment due to negligence on the part of their employers, co-workers, or vessel owners. If you qualify as a seaman, you may be able to seek compensation under this federal law.
  2. Maintenance and Cure: Maritime workers, including commercial fishermen, are entitled to maintenance and cure benefits, which cover medical expenses, daily living costs, and other necessary expenses during the recovery period.
  3. Wrongful Death Claims: In tragic cases where a falling overboard accident results in the loss of a loved one, surviving family members may pursue a wrongful death claim to seek compensation for the financial and emotional losses they have endured.
Contact Us Today:

If you or someone you know has been involved in a falling overboard incident during commercial fishing, it is crucial to seek legal guidance promptly. The attorneys at Kraft Davies Olsson PLLC are here to help you navigate the complexities of maritime law and fight for your rights.

To schedule a confidential consultation, please contact our office today. We will assess your case, answer your questions, and provide you with the guidance and support you need during this challenging time. Trust Kraft Davies Olsson PLLC to advocate for you and pursue the justice you deserve.