Clam Boat Injuries
Admiralty and Maritime Lawyers For Crewmen Injured on Clam Boats
Stacey & Jacobsen, PLLC is one of the most experienced maritime injury law firms in the Nation. They are available to represent crewmen seriously injured aboard commercial clam boats. They are dedicated and committed to representing injured seamen throughout the Country. They have handled thousands of Jones Act injury claims and recovered millions of dollars in fair compensation for their clients. The firm recently recovered a 2.35 million-dollar verdict in Boston in 2009 for a crewman who suffered a crushed foot in a clam boat accident.
Crewmen injured aboard clam boats may be entitled to compensation for their injuries under Federal Maritime Law and the Jones Act. In almost all cases, an injured clam boat crewman is entitled to maintenance and cure. Where a crewman is injured through negligence or unseaworthiness, he may claim damages for lost wages, lost wage earning capacity, pain and suffering, disability, disfigurement and medical expenses.
Working aboard dredge-type vessels such as clam boats, puts crewmen at constant risk for serious and permanent injuries. Your employer owes you a duty to provide you a safe place to work and a seaworthy vessel. Most injury accidents aboard fishing vessels can be prevented through proper safety procedures. If the insurance company is telling you the accident is your fault, or they are attempting stop medical care you think you need, it is time to get an experienced maritime lawyer on your side. If you are seriously injured, you don’t have to accept a low-ball settlement offer from the insurance company. An experienced maritime lawyer may be able to get you what is fair.
If you have questions about your rights to compensation for injuries you received while working on a clam boat or any other type of fishing vessel, contact a lawyer at Stacey & Jacobsen, PLLC for a free initial consultation. Shouldn’t you have a lawyer on your side to protect your rights to compensation?