When lobstermen get hurt on the job, the experienced Jones Act lawyers at Latti & Anderson LLP work tirelessly to protect their rights. We will use our more than 50 years handling cases under the Jones Act and other maritime laws to gain the compensation these workers deserve. We only work for those employed in the fishing industry – never the employers. When you confide in our attorneys, we have no loyalty to your employer. Our lobstermen attorneys only have one goal, and that is to represent your case to the best of our abilities for the compensation you deserve.
Our Experience Fighting for Fair and Just Compensation After Lobster Fishing Accidents
Our dedicated Jones Act lawyers help injured lobstermen from all over North America get the injury compensation they need for medical expenses, lost wages and emotional damages.
We have obtained several successful verdicts and settlements for lobstermen and their families and have a history of representing lobstermen. Over 30 years ago, Michael Latti obtained a $1.25 million award for the families of three lobstermen lost at sea when a National Weather Service buoy failed to work. Latti & Anderson LLP has represented lobstermen who have injured their backs, sustained herniated discs, finger amputations, injuries to wrists and arms, broken bones, rupturing biceps and injured muscles.
Common Lobster Fishing Inshore and Offshore Injury Accidents
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, about half of all fatal injuries suffered by lobstermen from 2003 to 2009 resulted from falling off vessels. A lobsterman can also be seriously injured or killed in accidents involving:
- Fishing equipment failure or improper use of equipment
- Lack of safety equipment and lifesaving equipment on vessel
- Working in rough, unsafe sea conditions
- Slipping and falling on slippery surfaces that fail to have proper nonskid protection
- Failure to follow operation and procedures on the vessel
- Falling overboard/man overboard
- Getting hands caught in lines, winches, blocks or haulers
- Suffering crush or amputation injuries
- Inexperienced crew
- Inadequate crew
- Improper procedures followed by crew
- Faulty defective equipment that is not repaired or repaired properly
Our attorneys will investigate whether negligence and/or unseaworthiness contributed to your lobster fishing injuries or your loved one’s wrongful death. If so, we can begin working to recover the damages owed to you and your family under maritime law.
Let Our East Coast Jones Act Lawyers Help in Free Review
The Jones Act lawyers at Latti & Anderson LLP have been helping injured maritime workers for more than 50 years. We understand the complexities of maritime law and have the knowledge and experience to provide you with sound legal advice and effective representation. We will fight aggressively to ensure you receive the full amount of injury compensation you are entitled. This includes maintenance and cure, which an employer is required to pay a seaman for on-the-job injuries regardless of fault.
To learn more about your legal rights, contact our maritime attorneys today. Although our law offices are located in Boston and New Bedford, Massachusetts, near many major East Coast fishing ports, our qualified Jones Act lawyers have the resources and experience needed to represent workers nationwide. We have successfully represented clients from West Coast fishing ports as well as the Gulf Coast commercial fishing industry. Call our office at 1 (800) 392-6072 for a free consultation.
We believe all maritime workers and their families deserve access to qualified legal help no matter their ability to pay upfront costs, which is why we take many of our cases on a contingency fee basis. Contingency means you only pay attorney fees if we win compensation for your claim.