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Maritime Injury

San Francisco Maritime Injury Lawyer

Injured Offshore? Call for a FREE Consult: (888) 831-8448

Whether you or a loved one were injured on a cruise ship or suffered harm while working on a vessel, dock, or harbor, the resulting damages can take a toll on your wellbeing. Because maritime injuries can put your future at stake, it’s important to evaluate your options for taking legal action.

At Bostwick & Peterson, LLP, our nationally recognized lawyers fight for victims injured on boats, docks, and other maritime settings. Our attorneys can explore your options for seeking a recovery of your damages and fight on your behalf for needed compensation.

We’ve been trusted by victims and families across the country for decades, and have cultivated a record of success that speaks for itself:

  • Over $1 billion in compensation for clients.
  • Record results in California, Hawaii, Washington, Colorado, and Oklahoma.
  • Tier 1 rated by U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms”.

Led by two of the nation’s most respected trial lawyers, we have the resources to litigate tough maritime injury claims. There are no up-front costs to hire our team and no fee unless we win. Learn how we may be able to help you during a FREE consultation.

Compensation for Offshore Worker Injuries

Maritime workers perform essential duties in dangerous work environments. Fortunately, offshore workers and those who work on docks, shipyards, and harbors are protected by laws that entitle them to compensation after they’re hurt on the job.

This includes the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA), which protects the rights of workers on the waterfront at shipyards, docks, and other industrial maritime facilities, and the Jones Act, which entitles injured seamen and workers injured offshore to maintenance and cure compensation that includes the costs of your recovery, medical bills, and lost wages.

Our firm has successfully litigated maritime claims and is available to review cases involving:

  • Commercial fishing accidents
  • Cruise ship worker injuries
  • Dock worker / longshore injuries
  • Offshore / oil rig accidents
  • Explosions and fires
  • Slip, trip, and fall accidents
  • Unseaworthiness
  • Inadequate training
  • Failure to provide reasonably safe conditions

Offshore workers who prevail in their claims are entitled to a recovery of their losses, including:

  • Maintenance and cure benefits for Jones Act claims
  • Expenses associated with physical recovery
  • Costs of future medical needs
  • Lost wages and future earnings
  • Pain and suffering

Other Sea and Boat Accidents

As a firm that handles serious injury cases against powerful corporations, Bostwick & Peterson is also equipped to fight for non-workers who suffer injuries and losses on or near the water due to:

If you or someone you love are looking to explore your options for bringing a maritime claim, Bostwick & Peterson is here to help. Contact us for a FREE review of your case.


  • Inner Circle of Advocates
    Inner Circle of Advocates

    Invitation-only organization of the top 100 plaintiff trial lawyers in the U.S.

  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers
    International Academy of Trial Lawyers

    Former President of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, limited to the top 500 trial lawyers in the U.S.

  • Super Lawyers 2023
    Super Lawyers 2023

    James S. Bostwick and Erik L. Peterson have been named top-rated medical malpractice attorneys in Northern California.

  • American Board of Trial Advocates
    American Board of Trial Advocates

    Invitation-only group of the nation’s top civil lawyers and judges.

  • American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys
    American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys

    James Bostwick is a nationally certified medical malpractice specialist and founding member.

  • The Best Lawyers in America
    The Best Lawyers in America

    Recognized since its inception in 1983 by this peer-reviewed publication, comprised of the best legal talent in the world.

  • Best Law Firms 2024
    Best Law Firms 2024

    Recognized for professional excellence with impressive ratings from clients and peers.

  • The National Trial Lawyers
    The National Trial Lawyers

    James Bostwick & Erik Peterson are listed in the Top 100 Trial Lawyers.

  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates
    Multi-Million Dollar Advocates

    An exclusive group limited to less than 1% of U.S. attorneys who have won multi-million dollar results.

  • Lawdragon

    James Bostwick inducted into the Hall of Fame and featured among the Top 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers in America.

  • America's Top 100 Med Mal Litigators
    America's Top 100 Med Mal Litigators

    James Bostwick's exceptional talents have been recognized by America’s Top 100 Medical Malpractice Litigators®, where he remains among some of the most esteemed medical malpractice litigators throughout the country.


What Sets Bostwick & Peterson, LLP Apart?

  • More than $1 billion recovered for our clients
  • Since January 2018, the firm has twice broken the California record for the largest medical malpractice settlement
  • James Bostwick was named Trial Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers® in 2012
  • James Bostwick is a Nationally Certified Specialist by the American Board of Professional Liability
  • Included in the list of "Best Lawyers in America" by U.S. News - Best Lawyers® since its inception in 1983
  • James Bostwick received the Trial Lawyers "Presidential Award of Merit"
  • James Bostwick is a member of the Inner Circle of Advocates, limited to the nation’s top 100 plaintiff lawyers
  • Record-setting verdicts and settlements in five states for medical malpractice and motor vehicle accidents
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