Alaska Fish Processor Injuries
Crewmen injured while working aboard Alaska Fish processing vessels are entitled to compensation under Federal Maritime Law. If you have been injured because of negligence or unseaworthiness, you have rights to compensation for pain and suffering, lost wages, lost wage earning capacity, medical expenses, and costs of retraining. The Jones Act and General Maritime Law applies to injury claims of crewmen working aboard fish processing vessels. In almost all cases, you have the right to maintenance and cure benefits. Under the maintenance and cure doctrine, your employer must pay all reasonable and necessary medical expenses related to your shipboard injury or illness. You have the right to choose your own doctors. You should receive a daily living allowance - maintenance, until you have reached maximum medical improvement.
The Jones Act and maritime injury lawyers at Stacey & Jacobsen, PLLC are highly experienced in handling Alaska fish processor accidents. They are one of the most experienced maritime personal injury law firms in the Nation. They have handled thousands of cases for injured Jones Act seamen and recovered millions of dollars in compensation for their clients located throughout the United States. Stacey & Jacobsen, PLLC has handled high profile fishing boat sinking cases including the Alaska Ranger, Katmai, Arctic Rose, Aleutian Enterprise, Galaxy, and many others. The firm has lawyers licensed to practice in Alaska, Washington, and Oregon.
The lawyers at Stacey & Jacobsen, PLLC understand your jobs, your injuries, and how those injuries will impact you the rest of your life. They understand how accidents happen aboard fish processing vessels, and know how those accidents could have been prevented. Few accidents aboard a fish processor could not have been prevented if proper safety precautions had been followed. Your employer and vessel owner owe you a duty to provide you a safe place to work and a seaworthy vessel.
Stacey & Jacobsen, PLLC is the leading maritime law firm in the Northwest in representing Alaska fish processors. They just don’t claim to be Alaska Maritime lawyers - they can prove it with over 20 years of results for their clients. The firm handles cases against all fishing companies, including American Seafoods, Icicle Seafoods, Fishing Company of Alaska, Trident Seafoods, and Ocean Peace.
If you have been injured aboard an Alaska fish processing vessel and have questions about your rights to compensation, contact a maritime lawyer at Stacey & Jacobsen, PLLC for a free initial consultation. We can help you evaluate your case and suggest how you should proceed. Don’t guess about your rights to compensation, and never sign a release of your injury claim without first contacting an experienced Alaska maritime injury lawyer.