Jones Act

Alaska Jones Act and Maritime Claims

Alaska Jones Act and Maritime Injury Lawyers

The maritime lawyers at Stacey & Jacobsen, LLP have represented thousands of seamen injured in Alaska, Washington, and Oregon. The firm is recognized as one of the most experienced maritime injury firms in the Nation. Their practice is focused on representing injured seamen, fishermen, and tug boat workers. Their clients are hard- working men and women who are not afraid to take on the tough jobs and face risks. Their clients expect these same qualities in their lawyers. Anyone can advertise they are an Alaska Maritime Lawyer. The lawyers at Stacey & Jacobsen, LLP can prove it by their long list of settlements and verdicts over the past 20 years.

Stacey & Jacobsen, LLP has represented crewmen in wrongful death claims involving the sinkings of fishing vessels including the Alaska Ranger, Katmai, Arctic Rose, Aleutian Enterprise, Galaxy, Vestfjord, Amber Dawn, Nesika, Pace Setter, Pacific Apollo, and many others. They understand how negligence or unseaworthiness can quickly lead to a career-ending injury. They know how accidents aboard ship happen, and how they could have been prevented. They understand your jobs and your injuries, and how those injuries will impact you the rest of your life.

The lawyers of the firm are dedicated to getting fair compensation for their clients. They have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for men and women who work at sea, including fisherman, tug and barge workers, ferry boat crewmen, pile drivers, derrick workers, commercial divers, and crab boat deck hands. No other maritime personal injury law firm has as many million-dollar maritime claims in Alaska as Stacey & Jacobsen, LLP. They have a history and reputation for successfully representing Alaska maritime injury victims. Not every case is worth a million dollars, but the lawyers at Stacey & Jacobsen, LLP use the same tactics and knowledge learned in those million dollar cases to get fair compensation for all their clients. You can judge a law firm’s experience in Alaska by the number of large settlements and verdicts they have had for their clients in the past.

The maritime lawyers at Stacey & Jacobsen, LLP can explain to you your rights under the Jones Act and the General Maritime Law. From years of experience, they can give you straight advice and get to the important issues in your case. They handle all types of maritime injuries, and they will take time to talk to you about your case whether it is big or small. When a lawyer at Stacey & Jacobsen, LLP tells you that you have a good case, it is based upon years of experience handling maritime injury cases for injury victims just like you.

Where a seaman is injured through negligence or unseaworthiness, he is entitled to money damages to compensate him for his injuries. This compensation includes damages for pain and suffering, disability and disfigurement, lost past and future wages, medical expenses, lost earning capacity, and vocational and educational retraining costs. Seamen also have the no-fault remedies of maintenance and cure under the General Maritime Law. Maintenance and cure benefits are available in almost all cases, and include a daily living allowance and medical expenses reasonably related to your injuries.

All of the lawyers at Stacey & Jacobsen, LLP are licensed to practice law in Alaska. They have had offices in Alaska for nearly fifteen years, however, they now meet clients throughout Alaska by appointment. In catastrophic injury and death cases, one of their lawyers is usually able to meet with you within 24 hours. Their experience allows them to cost-effectively handle maritime injury cases throughout Alaska.

Our Successes
$16,000,000 - Jury Verdict for Ferry Worker Injury Gangway Collapse
$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.
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