Claims Against Fishing Company of Alaska
Maritime Injury Claims Lawyers Representing Crewmen in Claims Against Fishing Company of Alaska
Stacey & Jacobsen, PLLC is one of the most experienced maritime personal injury law firms in the Nation. If you have been injured through negligence or unseaworthiness while working aboard a vessel owned by the Fishing Company of Alaska, you are entitled to compensation under the Federal Maritime Law. The Lawyers at Stacey & Jacobsen, PLLC are always on the side of the injured fisherman and fish processor. They are dedicated to getting crewmen injured at sea fair and just compensation for their injuries.
The lawyers at Stacey & Jacobsen, PLLC know how accidents happen aboard Alaska catcher processors, fish processors, and trawlers. They understand your jobs, your injuries, and how those injuries will impact you the rest of your life. They are experienced, skilled, and successful in handling all types of injury accidents aboard fishing vessels. They have represented thousands of injured crewmen living all across the Country. Stacey & Jacobsen, PLLC have represented families of crewmen in wrongful death cases involving the sinkings of the fish processing vessels Alaska Ranger, Katmai, Aleutian Enterprise, Galaxy, and Arctic Rose.
Crewmen working for even the best fishing companies are sometimes injured through negligence or unseaworthiness. Your employer and vessel owner owe you a duty to provide you a safe place to work and a seaworthy vessel. Most accidents at sea are preventable if proper training, maintenance, and safety procedures are followed. The maritime lawyers at Stacey & Jacobsen, PLLC know how accidents at sea happen, and they understand how those accidents could have been prevented. They are highly experienced in fishing vessel accidents and understand deck safety, fish factory safety, offloading safety, and safe vessel construction and maintenance.
Under the Jones Act and the General Maritime Law, seamen injured through negligence and unseaworthiness are entitled to compensatory damages which may include lost wages, lost earning capacity, past and future pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, medical expenses, and costs of retraining. In almost all cases, a seaman who is injured or becomes ill upon a vessel is entitled to maintenance and cure benefits. A seaman is not required to prove fault to receive maintenance and cure benefits. When a seaman is injured aboard a vessel his employer is required to pay all of his reasonable and necessary medical expenses, and to pay a daily allowance until the seaman reaches maximum medical improvement. The seaman is also entitled to payment of his wages until the end of his contract.
The Fishing Company of Alaska owns a large fleet of Alaska fishing vessels which includes the Alaska Juris, Alaska Voyage, Alaska Warrior, Alaska Victory, and Alaska Spirit. The vessel targets non-pollock ground fish. The vessels are home-ported in Seattle, Washington. In 2008 the Fishing Company of Alaska’s 180-foot catcher processor, Alaska Ranger, sank in the Bering Sea. This triggered a Coast Guard Casualty investigation.
Stacey & Jacobsen, PLLC does not represent the Fishing Company of Alaska or their insurance carriers. If you have questions about your rights to compensation for injuries received while working for the Fishing Company of Alaska, contact an experienced maritime lawyer at Stacey & Jacobsen, PLLC to discuss your claim. To serve their clients, the lawyers in the firm are licensed to practice law in Alaska, Washington, and Oregon, and their clients live throughout the nation.