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San Pedro Longshore Accident Lawyer 

San Pedro Longshore Accident Lawyer 

Top Rated Shipyard Accident Attorney in San Pedro Fights on Behalf of Injured Longshoremen and Shipyard Workers in Los Angeles County and Throughout California 

Shipyards are inherently dangerous working environments. However, employers are required to take precautions to ensure the safety of their workers. When an accident occurs, you can seek financial compensation for your injuries and damages with the help of an experienced San Pedro longshore accident lawyer from the Law Offices of Preston Easley. 

Attorney Preston Easley is highly experienced in representing injured longshoremen and shipyard workers. With over 30 years of experience in maritime law, he has the experience and skills needed to protect your rights and recover compensation on your behalf. You can rely on him to handle every aspect of your case as you focus on your recovery. 

The team at the Law Offices of Preston Easley offers services on a contingency fee basis. This means that we do not charge a fee unless or until will recover compensation on behalf of our clients. We offer you a risk-free way to access high-quality legal representation and increase your chances of recovering full compensation for your injuries. 

Contact us now to schedule a free consultation with Attorney Preston Easley, an experienced and skilled shipyard accident attorney in San Pedro, CA. 

Who is Covered Under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA) 

The port of Los Angeles is large and busy. Thousands of workers work at this port daily. These workers, when injured, have the right to seek compensation for their injuries under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA). This act covers maritime workers as well as dock workers that are injured or killed as a result of accidents that occur at the harbor. 

Those covered by the act include: 

  • Longshoremen 
  • Ship-breakers 
  • Ship repairmen 
  • Harbor workers 
  • Shipbuilders 

If you’ve been injured and aren’t sure whether you qualify to seek compensation, contact the Law Offices of Preston Easley to consult with an experienced San Pedro longshore accident lawyer for free. We’ll fight to recover the financial compensation you need and ensure that justice is served. 

About Longshore and Shipyard Accidents in San Pedro, CA 

San Pedro is a neighborhood located in the City of Los Angeles, California. It is located on the Palos Verdes Peninsula’s southern end. This picturesque neighborhood is rich in history and offers residents and visitors a small-town charm with a wide variety of attractions to explore. The Port of Los Angeles is partially located in San Pedro. This major international seaport is vital to the economy of the state and the country. It supports the vibrant fishing industry and is also considered a world-class cruise center where many cruise ships dock throughout the year. 

The Port of Los Angeles is busy throughout the year. This port has a container volume of over 9.3 million twenty-foot equivalent units per calendar year. More than 1 million cruise ship passengers visit this port annually. With so much activity occurring on the port, the risks of accidents are high. If you were injured while working as a longshoreman or shipyard worker, contact the Law Offices of Preston Easley for legal guidance and high-quality representation. 

Reach Out to the Law Offices of Preston Easley to Consult with an Experienced San Pedro Longshore Accident Lawyer 

Being injured at work can be a scary experience. Pursuing compensation for your injuries can be overwhelming especially when faced with the economic pressures of medical bills and not being able to work as well as the pain and suffering of your journey to recovery. Attorney Preston Easley is an experienced and skilled shipyard accident attorney in San Pedro, CA dedicated to fighting to protect the rights of injured shipyard workers and longshoremen. He offers you the opportunity to consult with him for free. Have your case reviewed and questions answered in a confidential, free, and no-obligation consultation with a San Pedro longshore accident lawyer with over 30 years of experience. Attorney Preston Easley has the experience and knowledge needed to protect your best interests and recover full compensation on your behalf. 

Frequently Asked Questions about Shipyard Accidents in San Pedro

I am a shipyard worker and was injured while on the job. How long do I have to file a claim for my damages?

If you are injured at work, you will have only 30 days within which to inform your employer of your injury. This time limit begins on the date of your injury. Informing your employer of your injury is the first step to making a workers’ compensation claim for your injuries.

Contact the Law Offices of Preston Easley to consult with an experienced shipyard accident attorney in San Pedro, CA. Attorney Preston Easley has extensive experience with successfully representing injured shipyard workers. Our law firm will fight to recover full compensation on your behalf.

What steps should I take after a shipyard accident?

While accidents at a shipyard can be devastating, it is important to take the right steps to protect your right to recover financial compensation for your injuries. When you are injured in an accident at a shipyard you should contact emergency services immediately for medical attention. If you are able to, take photos of your injuries and the site of the accident. You should also take note of the colleagues present at the scene of the accident as they will be invaluable witnesses later.

You should inform your supervisor of your accident as soon as possible. Seek medical attention for your injuries as soon as possible. Your medical report will be vital as evidence of your injuries and the extent of your injuries.

Be sure to consult an experienced San Pedro Longshore accident lawyer as soon as possible after the accident. Attorney Preston Easley offers free case evaluations for injured longshoremen and shipyard workers. He will explain your rights and options to you. He will review your case and determine the best way to approach your case to recover full compensation for your injuries.

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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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    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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