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Maritime Injury and Wrongful Death Lawsuits

Exceptional Representation in Maritime Injury and Wrongful Death Cases

The maritime law attorneys of Stolpman, Krissman, Elber & Silver represent passengers who were injured while aboard a boat, ship or other vessel and injured maritime workers who sustained on-the-job injuries. We also represent survivors of those who died a wrongful death due to negligence.

Our Maritime Injury Practice Includes:

  • Passengers: Whether you were injured on a neighbor’s sailboat, a Jet Ski, a ferry or an excursion boat, you may have the right to recover financial compensation for damages caused by negligence. Our maritime injury lawyers will review your case and determine whether you have a case. To learn more, please visit our boat accidents and injuries page.
  • Jones Act Injuries: Injured officers and crewmembers working aboard ships, boats and other types of vessels on navigable waters are entitled to compensation for lost wages from the time of the injury, medical expenses, pain, suffering, disfigurement and mental anguish. If negligence or the unseaworthiness of the vessel caused your injury, please contact our law firm.
  • Death on the High Seas Act: This law regulates the compensation of dependents of those who died a wrongful death while working on a vessel while it was three or more nautical miles off the coast of any American state or U.S. territory.
  • Longshoreman & Harbor Workers’ Claims: If you were injured while working as a longshoreman, harbor worker or stevedore, it is important to have an experienced maritime injury lawyer review your case to see that you are receiving all the benefits and compensation to which you are entitled.

Boating Accidents

We also represent those injured in recreational boating accidents caused by the negligence of others. We have obtained significant amounts of financial compensation for victims of boating accidents and the survivors of those who died a wrongful death. We also represent crew members and passengers injured aboard commercial vessels in maritime injury claims.

Whether you were injured in a boating collision involving a power boat, sail boat, Jet Ski or any other type of watercraft, you can depend on our legal team to pursue maximum financial compensation for the full extent of your injuries and other damages.

Contact the attorneys of Stolpman, Krissman, Elber & Silver, LLP, to arrange a free consultation about your maritime injury or wrongful death case. From offices in Long Beach, our lawyers represent clients in the Los Angeles area and throughout Southern California. We represent client injured on the Pacific Ocean and in Long Beach Harbor, Oakland Harbor, San Francisco Harbor and San Diego Harbor.

Suggested Reading:  Wrongful Death FAQs

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Longshoreman & Harbor Workers Claims

Expert Legal Representation for Injured Longshoremen and Harbor Workers

The Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA) provides compensation to harbor workers, longshoremen, stevedores and other maritime workers who are involved in the loading, unloading or repair of vessels along navigable waters.

Administered by the U.S. Department of Labor, the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act was intended to fill the gap between state workers’ compensation programs and the Jones Act, which provides compensation to injured crew members, but not to harbor workers.

Who or What Caused Your Injury?

The attorneys of Stolpman, Krissman, Elber & Silver, represent people who were injured by someone other than their employer or a fellow employee while working in shipyards and harbors throughout California. For example, if you were hit by a truck during the loading or unloading of a ship or if you fell and were injured because of a dangerous condition in the work area itself, we will pursue financial compensation on your behalf.

Our lawyers handle so-called third party liability claims for injured longshoremen, harbor workers and others covered by the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Act, including people working on off-shore oil and gas platforms. In these third party claims, injured workers are able to recover compensation for pain and suffering and other damages not compensated by the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act.

Contact Our Maritime Law Attorneys for a Free Consultation and Case Evaluation

To discuss your case, please contact the personal injury attorneys of Stolpman, Krissman, Elber & Silver, LLP. From offices in Long Beach, our lawyers represent clients in the Los Angeles area and throughout Southern California. We represent longshore and harbor workers injured at Long Beach Harbor, Oakland Harbor, San Francisco Harbor, San Diego Harbor and other Pacific Ocean ports.

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