When most people think of hazardous pastimes, fishing is probably not very high on their list. The image of someone standing almost motionless on a pier or in a boat for hours at a time does not exactly scream danger to us.
In spite of this perception of safety, fishing-related accidents are no laughing matter. Hundreds of people suffer serious injury and are even killed every year in both professional and amateur fishing expeditions. At the highest risk for these sorts of incidents are commercial fishermen who face a vast array of threats to health and safety. Jobs of this nature frequently involve heavy machinery and long hours in extreme conditions.
Individuals in the fishing industry who have been involved in accidents while on the job may be entitled to compensation for any and all of the following:
Do not let an employer take unfair advantage of you if you’ve been injured in a maritime accident. You deserve full compensation for any and all accidents that may be attributable to the negligence of another party.
People who make a living by fishing are not the only ones at risk. Even those who fish casually can be snagged by hooks, tangled up in nets, or otherwise hurt while enjoying this supposedly relaxing hobby.
Sometimes we are lured into a false sense of security by the typical assumptions about activities like fishing. For more information on what to do if you or someone you love has been injured in a fishing accident, contact the experienced Sheboygan personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today at (920) 459-8000.