Fishing Accidents

Attorneys representing Norfolk, Newport News, Roanoke & nearby areas of Virginia

By most accounts, fishing is the most dangerous occupation in the United States. Fishermen know this already, as they witness serious injuries and death occurring far too frequently. At the law firm of Kalfus & Nachman, we help fisherman obtain compensation for injuries and file wrongful death claims for families whose loved ones died at sea.

Attorneys Who Understand the Demands of Your Job

Working as a fisherman is a very demanding job. You need to be able to move quickly and work long hours. There is no light duty work on a commercial fishing vessel.

Our Newport News maritime attorneys have successfully represented commercial fisherman. We have filed Jones Act and unseaworthiness claims on behalf of clients in all types of fishing industry occupations, including captains, mates, engineers, and deckhands. Our clients come to us from all types of fishing vessels, including:

  • Scallop trawlers
  • Clam boats
  • Menhaden fishing boats (steamers and purse boats)
  • Crab boats
  • Shrimp boats
  • Flounder fishing boats

Our clients have suffered injuries from winches, dredges, blocks, fishing nets, lines, and cranes, among other things. Poor maintenance or operation of equipment and a high-pressure environment contribute to a difficult work place. We have been able to recover damages for many fishermen, including payment of medical bills and expenses, lost wages, loss of earning capacity, pain and suffering, disability, and other losses when the employer was negligent and/or the vessel unseaworthy.

For help from our Virginia maritime injury attorneys, please call Kalfus & Nachman today at (800) 361-0430.