American Seafood Injury Claims
Maritime Injury Claims Against American Seafoods
If you have been injured through negligence or unseaworthiness while working aboard a fishing vessel owned by American Seafoods, you have rights to compensation under Federal Maritime Law and the Jones Act. Vessel owners owe their crewmen a duty to provide a safe place to work and a seaworthy vessel. Most accidents at sea can be prevented if proper safety precautions are followed.
The maritime lawyers at Stacey & Jacobsen, LLP are highly experienced in handling cases involving fish processors and deckhands. They have handled thousand of Jones Act injury claims and recovered millions of dollars in compensation for their clients throughout the country. They understand how accidents happen at sea, and know how those accidents could have been avoided. They understand fishermen. They understand your injuries, and they know how those injuries impact your ability to earn a living.
The lawyers at Stacey & Jacobsen, LLP have taken on the tough cases. They represented families of crewmen in the high profile sinking cases of the Alaska Ranger, Katmai, Arctic Rose, and Aleutian Enterprise. They are always on the side of the injured fishermen and seamen, and never represent companies like American Seafoods or their insurance carriers. They have proven over and over again that they can get fair compensation for their clients. Stacey & Jacobsen, LLP’s clients are located throughout the nation.
Under maritime law, a seaman injured through negligence or unseaworthiness is entitled to compensation for pain and suffering, lost earnings, lost earning capacity, disfigurement, medical expenses, and expenses of vocational retraining. In almost all cases, a fisherman or seaman injured in the services of the vessel is entitled to have all their reasonable and necessary medical bills paid related to the shipboard accident or illness. The crewman is also entitled to a daily living allowance until he has reached maximum medical improvement. You do not have to prove fault or negligence to receive maintenance and cure benefits. You have the right to choose your own doctor. If you have questions about your rights to maintenance and cure benefits, or you believe your benefits have been terminated too early, you should contact an experienced maritime lawyer for advice about your claim.
American Seafoods is one of the largest fishing companies in the world. They own a fleet of modern catcher processors operating in Alaska’s Bering Sea. Vessels owned by American Seafoods include: American Dynasty, American Triumph, Katie Ann, Ocean Rover, Northern Jaeger, Northern Eagle, and Northern Hawk. Unfortunately, crewmen working for even the best fishing companies sometimes suffer severe injury accidents. If you have been working aboard a vessel owned by American Seafoods, and you want to learn about your rights to compensation under maritime law, contact an experienced maritime lawyer at Stacey & Jacobsen, LLP for a free initial consultation. Lawyers at Stacey & Jacobsen, LLP are licensed to practice law in Alaska, Washington, and Oregon. Their home offices are located in Seattle, Washington at Fisherman’s Terminal. Their practice is focused on maritime injury and wrongful death claims.