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San Diego Maritime Worker Injury Lawyer

San Diego Maritime Worker Injury Lawyer

Top Rated San Diego Maritime Worker Injury Lawyer Defending the Rights of Injured Maritime Workers in San Diego County and Throughout California 

Maritime workers work in environments that are full of hazards. The risks of begin involved in an accident are quite high in these environments. When an accident does occur, it falls under a different set of laws from those that govern other workers’ compensation cases or personal injury cases.  It gets even more complex as there the maritime laws that apply to a particular case will depend on the circumstances of the case. It is, therefore, crucial to have the assistance of an experienced San Diego maritime worker injury lawyer who understands the complexities of maritime law and can help you navigate the laws to recover compensation for your injuries. 

Attorney Preston Easley is an experienced maritime injury lawyer. He served as a Naval Officer and has been defending the rights of injured maritime workers for more than 30 years. He has a deep understanding of maritime law as it applies to injured workers through and through. He has firsthand experience defending the injured maritime workers’ right to the California Court of Appeals. He has won landmark decisions on behalf of clients and continues to be committed to defending the rights of injured maritime workers. You can rely on his experience and commitment to fight for the best outcome in your case. 

Contact the Law Offices of Preston Easley for a free consultation and to learn what we can do for you. 

Maritime Workers in San Diego the Law Offices of Preston Easley Can Help 

Attorney Preston Easley is a top-rated San Diego maritime worker injury lawyer with vast experience in defending the rights of maritime employees involved in accidents on the job. He has worked with a wide variety of maritime workers including: 

  • San Diego Longshoremen
  • San Diego Seamen
  • San Diego Commercial Fishermen 
  • San Diego Dockyard Workers 
  • San Diego Cruise Ship Crew Members 
  • San Diego Offshore Oil Rig Workers 
  • San Diego Crane Operators 
  • San Diego Maritime Construction Workers 
  • San Diego Commercial Drivers 
  • San Diego Tugboat Crew 
  • And many more

He will review your case for free and determine under what maritime laws you can file your claim. Some of the most common types of San Diego maritime accident claims the Law Offices of Preston Easley deals with include: 

  • San Diego Barge Accidents
  • San Diego Boating Accidents
  • San Diego Catamaran Accidents 
  • San Diego Cruise Ship Accidents 
  • San Diego Ferry Accidents 
  • San Diego Tour Boat Accidents
  • And more

Our team is committed to providing our clients with the best legal services. We will work tirelessly to build a strong claim on your behalf. We will fight to secure the best outcome in your case. Contact us now to schedule your free consultation. 

About San Diego, California 

San Diego is the second-most populous city in California and home to the Port of San Diego. The city is known as one of the best cities in the country for entrepreneurs. Its economy is largely influenced by its deep-water port. 

The Port of San Diego hosts the largest naval fleet globally. The port handles a wide range of import and export commodities ad hundreds of cruise ships make calls into the port every year. The San Diego bay is therefore quite busy throughout the year. 

If you’re a maritime worker and were injured while performing work-related tasks, you may be able to seek compensation for your injuries. Contact the Law Offices of Preston Easley for consultation and learn how a top-rated San Diego maritime law attorney can help. 

Reach Out to the Law Offices of Preston Easley for Free Consultation with an Experienced San Diego Maritime Worker Injury Lawyer 

Attorney Preston Easley is a top-rated San Diego maritime worker injury lawyer. He has considerable experience representing injured maritime workers and has been advocating on their behalf for more than 30 years. You can trust his experience and in-depth knowledge of maritime law to provide you with the best legal representation. 

Contact the Law Offices of Preston Easley to schedule a free consultation. Learn what we can do for you. 

Frequently Asked Questions about Maritime Worker Injuries in San Diego

Who will pay for my maintenance and cure?

Maintenance and cure is a concept that dates back to the 1100s. If you are a seaman and were injured while working on board a vessel in navigation, your employer will be responsible for paying your maintenance and cure. Your employer is responsible for paying for your upkeep during your recovery. They will pay for your basic living expenses including shelter and food until you recover. Your employer is also responsible for covering the costs of treatment related to your injuries. They will pay for operations, consultations, therapy, and other related medical expenses until you recover full health.

Maritime employers are obligated by law to pay maintenance and cure for injured seamen. The amount paid cannot be reduced based on negligence on the part of the worker. If your employer refuses to pay maintenance and cure or offers inadequate compensation or threatens to fire you for making a claim, you should speak to an experienced San Diego maritime worker injury lawyer. We will advocate on your behalf and hold your employer accountable for your injuries.

Who can file a lawsuit for compensation for injuries under the Jones Act?

The Jones Act gives seamen the right to seek compensation for injuries they suffer as a result of the negligence of their employers, the ship owner, or other third parties. In order to file for compensation under the Jones Act, you must: 
— Spend a significant amount of your time working at sea. 
— Work aboard the vessel in navigation 

Various types of maritime workers qualify to file a lawsuit under the Jones Act including captains, commercial fishermen, sailors, waiters, deckhands, and other crewmen. Filing a claim under the Jones Act can help you recover additional damages for costs outside maintenance and cure such as future medical bills as well as pain and suffering. 

Contact the Law Offices of Preston Easley to consult with an attorney from our law firm. We’ll review your case and determine all the damages that you are eligible for. We’ll help you fight to maximize your compensation. 

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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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    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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    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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