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San Diego Longshore Accident Attorney

San Diego Longshore Accident Attorney

Experienced San Diego Longshore Accident Attorney Representing Clients In San Diego County and Throughout California 

Longshoremen, dockworkers, and stevedores are responsible for keeping busy harbors operating smoothly. They are responsible for unloading and loading ships. Despite advancements in technology designed to make their work easier, longshoremen are still at great risk of injury because of the many hazards that exist in their work environment. If you have been injured while working as a longshoreman, you should contact the Law Offices of Preston Easley to consult with an experienced and knowledgeable San Diego Longshore accident attorney. 

The San Diego Harbor is a very busy port. There are many heavy goods vehicles, large and heavy equipment as well as a wide range of hazardous materials in the harbor. This creates a dangerous environment that puts longshoremen at great risk of suffering serious injuries that could have a long-term impact on their lives as well as the lives of their loved ones. We at the Law Offices of Preston Easley have helped many longshoremen injured at work seek compensation for their injuries. Our team is experienced, skilled, and committed to protecting the rights of these workers. We’ll work to recover the compensation that is rightly yours. 

Contact our law firm now to consult with a San Diego maritime accident attorney and learn about your rights and options. 

The Rights of Longshoremen After An Accident 

If you have been involved in an accident while working as a longshoreman, you have the right to: 

  • Seek treatment from the physician of your choice. Your employer should not force you to seek treatment from the doctor of your choice. 
  • Payments for temporary total disability while you take time off work to recover as determined by your physician 
  • Reinstatement and back wages if you have been terminated for seeking benefits or filing a claim for compensation for your injuries 
  • Payments for any permanent partial disability that may result from your injuries 
  • File a lawsuit against a third party if you were injured as a result of a defective product, unsafe conditions aboard a vessel, or the negligence of a contractor. 

Contact the Law Offices of Preston Easley for a free consultation with an experienced San Diego maritime worker injury lawyer

About San Diego, California 

San Diego is a city in California located on the coast of the Pacific Ocean. It is also immediately adjacent to the Mexican border. San Diego is the 8th most populous city in the US. However, it is ranked second in California after Los Angeles in terms of population. 

The city is home to a natural deep-water harbor that has played a major role in its economy. The city has attracted international trade, military operations, research, manufacturing, and tourism as a result of the deep-water harbor. The harbor hosts the largest naval fleet in the world and is an important commercial port for international trade. The harbor’s daily operation is supported by a team of 550 employees and thousands of workers under different contractors and private companies. If you have been injured while working at the San Diego harbor, contact the Law Offices of Preston Easley for help in recovering the compensation that is rightly yours. 

Contact the Law Offices of Preston Easley to Consult with an Experienced San Diego Longshore Accident Attorney 

Have you been injured while working at the harbor? You may be able to recover compensation for your injuries. Contact the Law Offices of Preston Easley to schedule a free consultation with an experienced San Diego maritime law attorney.

Preston Easley is an experienced and knowledgeable longshore accident lawyer. He has considerable experience handling both state and federal cases in maritime law. He has the qualifications, background, and resources you need to help you maximize your compensation. 

Get in touch with our law firm today to schedule your consultation and learn what we can do for you. 

Frequently Asked Questions about Longshore Accidents in San Diego

Is there a time limit for making a claim for a longshore accident in San Diego?

If you have been injured at work, it is important to get started with your claim for compensation as soon as possible. You must notify your employer of the injury within 30 days. This period begins from the date of the injury. However, there are some exceptions. This is an important first step in seeking workers’ compensation against your employer’s insurance. However, if you are a member of the crew of a vessel, you may not be able to seek workers’ compensation. You may, however, seek compensation by filing a claim under the Jones Act. 

In either case, it is important to act swiftly. You should seek the guidance of an experienced and knowledgeable San Diego longshore accident lawyer as soon as possible after your accident. This will ensure that you do not miss any deadlines and improve your chances of recovering maximum compensation for your injury. 

Contact the Law Offices of Preston Easley to schedule an appointment with an experienced attorney and start the process of seeking compensation right away.

What should I do after a longshore accident in San Diego?

If you have been involved in an accident while working at the harbor, you may be able to seek compensation for your injuries. The steps you take immediately after the accident will have a big impact on your ability to recover compensation as well as how much you are able to recover. It is therefore important to ensure you take the right steps following the accident. 

If you are able to, notify your supervisor of the accident immediately. Take photos and videos of the accident scene and your injuries. You should also take video recordings of witness accounts if possible. All this will be vital evidence when seeking compensation for your injuries. 

You should seek medical attention as soon as possible after the accident. This is true even if you think your injury isn’t very serious. The effects of some injuries are felt several hours, days, or weeks after the actual accident. You should also consult with an experienced San Diego longshore accident lawyer to ensure that your rights are protected.

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Cases We Handle

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    Longshoremen & Shipyard Workers

    Longshoring and shipyard work are very dangerous occupations. Workers in these fields, along with marine construction workers, are covered by the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act, a very generous no-fault workers’ compensation system. It covers medical expenses, temporary disability, permanent disability and vocational rehabilitation.

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    Jones Act Seamen

    A seaman is a member of the crew of a vessel or group of vessels under common ownership or control. The vessel can be anything from a raft to a cargo ship. We represent seamen who work aboard recreational vessels, tugboats, dredges, barges, skiffs, workboats and cargo ships. We also represent seamen who are marine construction workers

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  • Diving

    We represent people who have been injured in SCUBA diving accidents and Commercial diving accidents. We also handle diving boat accidents. Diving can be very dangerous. We successfully represented a commercial diver who was seriously injured while cleaning the propeller of a U.S. Navy ship at Pearl Harbor

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  • accident at construction site and hard hat on floor

    Construction & Industrial Accidents

    Construction and industrial sites can be very dangerous. Although you generally cannot sue your own employer for a construction site or industrial accident (generally workers’ compensation is your exclusive remedy against your employer) there are many circumstances in which you can file a third party lawsuit against an entity other than your employer for an unsafe condition at a work site which causes you to be injured

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  • Forklift and Crane Injuries Lawyer

    Crane & Forklift Accidents

    The Easley firm has extensive experience with crane and forklift accidents and workplace accidents involving dangerous equipment and machinery. These accidents can be caused by operator error and they can be caused by the unsafe and defective condition of the equipment

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  • auto accident involving two cars on a city street

    Motor Vehicle & Truck Accidents

    Motor vehicle accidents can result in serious injury and death. These kinds of accidents can involve automobiles, trucks, motorcycles, bicycles, pedestrians and unsafe road design and unsafe road conditions

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  • Catamaran Injuries Attorney

    Passenger Vessel Accidents

    Passenger accidents are common on recreational vessels, catamarans, tour boats and cruise ships.  They are frequently caused by rough sea conditions and unsafe conditions aboard the vessels.  The Easley firm has extensive experience in the field of maritime law.  We have made new law in the field of maritime law with numerous precedent setting decisions in the State Appellate Courts, the Ninth Circuit Federal Court

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  • Attorney California & Hawaii

    Defense Base Act

    The Defense Base Act is an extension of the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act which covers civilian employees of U.S. defense contractors injured overseas, including war zones. The Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensations Act as extended by the Defense Base Act is a very generous no fault workers’ compensation system

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Areas Where We Practice

Preston Easley is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD. He served five years of active duty as a Naval officer — three years as a deck officer on a fast frigate and two years as a patrol boat skipper. Mr. Easley also served aboard a tank landing ship in the reserves.

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Let Us Get You The Compensation You Deserve

Preston Easley is an experienced lawyer with considerable expertise in handling federal and state personal injury cases. He will aggressively seek the maximum amount of compensation you are entitled to receive. Attorney Easley represents victims of serious and fatal accidents involving cars, trucks, construction projects and maritime work.

Construction Workers We Help

  • Crane and Forklift Operators
  • Pile Drivers
  • Scaffold Workers
  • Iron Workers
  • Carpenters
  • Electricians
  • Operating Engineers
  • Electricians

Maritime Workers We Help

  • National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO) Shipyard Workers
  • Manson Construction Company Workers
  • Manson Dredging Workers
  • Dutra Dredging Workers
  • Commercial Divers
  • Scuba Divers
  • Commercial Fisherman
  • Government Maritime Claims Against the Navy, Army Corps of Engineers, or the US Coast Guard, etc.
  • Marine Construction Workers
  • Offshore Oil and Gas Workers
  • Seamen
  • Shipyard Workers
  • YYK Enterprises, Inc.
  • Pacific Tugboat Service
  • Long Beach Container Terminal
  • Tugboat, Dredge, Longshoremen, and Ferry Workers
  • Barge Crews and Barge Workers
  • Marisco Limited
  • HL Welding
  • SSA Marine
  • Catalina Express
  • R.E. State Engineering
  • Shimmick Construction
  • Nova Group
  • American Scaffolding
  • Safway Scaffolding
  • Kirby Tugs
  • Crowley Tugboats
  • P&R Water Taxi
  • Continental Maritime
  • Pacific Ship Repair
  • Seaward Marine
  • Healy Tibbitts
  • General Construction
  • BAE Shipyards
  • South Coast Welding
  • Matson
  • Pasha
  • Hawaii Stevedores, Inc.
  • McCabe, Hamilton & Renny
  • Young Brothers
  • Sause Bros.
  • Foss Maritime
  • Fenix Marine Services
  • ITS
  • Total Terminals
  • TraPac
  • PCMC
  • Maersk
  • Yang Ming
  • China Overseas Shipping
  • Evergreen

Boating Accidents

  • Catamaran Accidents
  • Charter and Tour Boats
  • Cruise Ship Accidents
  • Passenger Accidents
  • Jet Ski and Personal Watercraft
  • Motorboat Accidents
  • Recreational Accidents
  • Scuba Diving Accidents
  • Speed Boat Accidents
  • Yachts and Sail Boat Accidents
  • Repair Accidents
  • Crew Accidents
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