Alaskan Leader Fisheries
Crewmen working for even the best fishing companies sometimes suffer severe and permanent injuries for which they deserve compensation. The maritime attorneys at Stacey & Jacobsen, PLLC represent injured fishermen and fish processors in claims against the Seattle-based fishing companies working in the Bering Sea.
If you have been injured working as a crewman, deckhand, or fish processor aboard a vessel owned by Alaskan Leader Fisheries, you should contact an experienced maritime lawyer to learn about your rights under the Jones Act and federal maritime law. Crewmen working aboard fishing vessels are covered by federal maritime law when they are injured working at sea. Almost all accidents at sea are preventable if proper safety precautions are followed.
Alaskan Leader Fisheries is headquartered in Lynden, Washington, and owns a fleet of large modern freezer longline vessels. The vessels operate primarily in Alaska, and utilize Mustad auto baiting systems. Longliners owned and operated by Alaskan Leader Fisheries include:
- Bering Leader - 124 feet - Crew of 20
- Bristol Leader - 167 feet - Crew of 24
- Alaskan Leader - 150 feet - Crew of 24
If you have been injured while working aboard a fishing vessel as the result of negligence or unseaworthiness, you have rights and benefits under the general maritime law and the Jones Act. To learn about your rights to maintenance and cure, and your rights to compensation for your injuries, contact us for a free initial consultation. Don't guess about your maritime rights. If you have been seriously injured aboard a fishing boat in Alaska, shouldn't you have an experienced Jones Act lawyer on your side?
The lawyers at Stacey & Jacobsen, PLLC have handled thousands of fishing accident cases. They do not represent Alaskan Leader Fisheries or their insurance carriers. The firm's practice is focused on protecting the rights of injured maritime workers and obtaining fair compensation for workers injured at sea. Your maritime employer and vessel owner owe you a duty to provide a safe place to work and a vessel that is seaworthy.