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Alaska Crab Boat Accidents

Stacey & Jacobsen, PLLC is one of the leading maritime personal injury firms in the Nation. They have handled hundreds of injury accidents for Alaska crab boat crewmen, recovering millions of dollars in compensation for their clients across the country. For nearly 25 years our lawyers have been representing injured Alaska fishermen. We have handled thousands of Jones Act injury claims.

The maritime lawyers at Stacey & Jacobsen, PLLC understand how accidents happen aboard crab boats, and how those accidents could have been prevented. We understand you, your job, and how injuries can impact your career. Our clients are tough, hard-working, and not afraid to take on a dangerous job. They expect the same qualities in their lawyers.

Crewmen working aboard even the best Alaska crab boats sometimes suffer serious, permanent injuries that end their fishing careers. Most injury accidents aboard a crab boat could have been prevented through proper safety precautions. Working long hours in high seas increases your chance of injury. Alaska crab fishing is one of the most dangerous jobs in the world. When you are injured through negligence or unseaworthiness, you are entitled to damages under the Jones Act and the General Maritime Law. You are entitled to damages for pain and suffering, past and future lost wages, lost earning capacity, medical expenses, disfigurement, loss of enjoyment of life, and costs of vocational retraining.

The Jones Act lawyers at Stacey & Jacobsen, PLLC have handled virtually all types of accidents aboard Alaska crab boats, including accidents involving:

Crab BlocksBait ChoppersWinchesStacking Pots
King CoilersPicking BoomsIcingSorting Tables
Pot LaunchersThrowing hooksDeck BoardsEngine Room Accidents
LaddersChain BindersLine BinsFire and Explosions

The lawyers at Stacey & Jacobsen, PLLC have litigated the wrongful death cases involving the sinkings of Alaska crab boats such as the Pace Setter, Lin J, Pacific Apollo, Amber Dawn, Vestfjord, and others. They have also handled high profile Alaska fishing boat sinkings such as the Alaska Ranger, Arctic Rose, Aleutian Enterprise, and the Galaxy. You wouldn’t work with an inexperienced captain, or on a vessel you know was not properly maintained, and you shouldn’t go to court with a lawyer that doesn’t have the skill and experienced necessary to get you full compensation for your injuries.

Our lawyers are highly experienced in handling maintenance and cure case. Our first priority for our injured clients is getting them the basic benefits they deserve. Injured seamen have the right to choose their own doctors and receive reasonable medical care. It is important to receive the best medical care possible so that you will have the maximum medical recovery possible. We protect our client’s rights to receive full medical benefits allowed under maritime law.

Contact the lawyers at Stacey & Jacobsen, PLLC for a free initial consultation about your injury claim. We are dedicated to getting our clients fair compensation for their injuries. We know about Alaska crab boat accidents.

Our Successes
$16,000,000 - Jury Verdict for Ferry Worker Injury Gangway Collapse
$11,401,000 - Jury Verdict for Deck Mechanic Injury Injured Jones Act Deck Mechanic
$4,200,000 - Wrongful Death Judgment for longshoreman killed by unsafe cargo container stow.
$4,000,000 - Jones Act Maritime Wrongful Death
$4,000,000 - Burn Injuries Fire and explosion in engine room of fishing vessel.
$3,500,000 - Brain Injury Tug boat deckhand injured by defect in barge’s crane.
$3,500,000 - Cognitive Injury Seaman's cognitive injury settlement