Stacey and Jacobsen represent injured fishermen and fish processors in claims against the Seattle-based fishing companies working in the Bering Sea. Crewmen working even for the best fishing companies unfortunately sometimes suffer injury accidents and are in need of compensation for their injuries. Crewmen working aboard fishing vessels are covered by federal maritime law when they are injured working at sea.
If you have been injured working as a crewman, deckhand, or fish processor aboard a vessel operated by Arctic Storm Management Group, you should contact an experienced maritime attorney to learn about your rights under the Jones Act and federal maritime law. Arctic Storm Fisheries is headquartered in Seattle, Washington, and operates two Alaska factory trawlers. The vessels operate primarily in Alaska, fishing for Alaska pollock.
F/T ARCTIC STORM
ARCTIC STORM is a 340-foot catcher processor. ARCTIC STORM began Alaska fishing operations in 1988. The vessel catches and processes Bering Sea pollock, Pacific whiting, pollock roe, cod fillets, and fish meal. The 122 crewmen aboard the vessel typically work sixteen-hour days, seven days a week, during the fishing season.
F/T ARCTIC FJORD
ARCTIC FJORD is a 275-foot catcher processor that operates in Alaska's Bering Sea. The vessel carries 109 crewmen who work catching and processing pollock, Pacific cod, and pollock roe. Crewmen on ARCTIC FJORD and ARCTIC STORM are paid on a crew share basis.Learn About Your Rights To Compensation
Crewmen injured aboard fishing vessels have special rights to compensation. Under federal maritime law, injured crewmen are entitled to maintenance and cure benefits. Regardless of fault, in almost all cases a crewman is entitled to maintenance and cure benefits. These benefits include the obligation to have your reasonable medical bills paid, a daily living allowance until maximum medical improvement is reached, and wages until the end of the voyage.
Your maritime employer and vessel owner owe you a duty to provide a safe place to work and a vessel that is seaworthy. If an injury accident is caused through negligence or unseaworthiness of the vessel, the injured crewman is entitled to compensation for pain and suffering, past and future lost wages, retraining costs, and compensation for disability and loss of enjoyment of life.
Don't guess about your rights to compensation under the maritime law. You should be fully informed by an experienced maritime lawyer that has your best interest in mind. The lawyers at Stacey & Jacobsen, PLLC have handled thousands of fishing accident cases. They do not represent Arctic Storm Management Group 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. Let us give you a fair evaluation of your injury claim. Never sign a release without having your case reviewed by an experienced maritime lawyer.