Cargo ship work on the open seas is hazardous duty. Every day is an invitation to a sudden accident and serious injury. Captains, stevedores, crew members, seamen - no one is exempt from the threat of a life-threatening event. If you or a family member work on a cargo ship, oil rig, fishing boat, tug boat, barge, ferry or any vessel whose operations fall under admiralty and maritime law, and the Jones Act - and an accident happened, and injuries were catastrophic or fatal - we have the personal injury and workplace lawyers who protect your rights. At Sheftall & Associates, PA, in Jacksonville, our founding attorney Scott Sheftall has successfully advocated for injured harbor workers, able-bodied seamen, and even captains of ocean-going vessels. We are skilled and experienced in negotiations with insurers and in court. Our law firm can bring a claim against an employer or ship owner who may be liable for the accident that led to life-changing injuries or wrongful death. The maximum compensation we seek could include medical care and treatment, damages for lost wages, unearned wages, pain and suffering, and the vessel's possible unseaworthiness.