Crewmen working even for the best fishing companies are sometimes permanently and seriously injured while working at a sea. Working on a fishing boat exposes crewmen to the constant risk of injury if proper safety precautions are not followed. The risk of injury to fishing boat crewmen multiplies with long hours of work and rough seas.
If you have been injured working as a crewman, deckhand, or fish processor aboard a vessel operated and managed by Clipper Seafoods, you should contact an experienced maritime lawyer to learn about your rights to compensation under the Jones Act and federal maritime law. Your employer owes you a duty to provide a safe place to work and a seaworthy vessel. When you are injured through negligence or unseaworthiness, you are entitled to money damages to fully compensate you for your pain and suffering, lost past and future wages, lost earning capacity and medical expenses.
In almost all cases, an injured worker is entitled to maintenance and cure, regardless of whose fault the accident was. Under the maintenance and cure doctrine, reasonable medical bills must be paid for by the employer, and a seaman is entitled to a living allowance while he is recovering from his injuries. You have the right to select your own doctors.
Clipper Seafoods operates a fleet of longline vessels that fish in the Bering Sea, including Clipper Endeavor, Clipper Epic, Clipper Express, and Clipper Surprise. In 2008, Clipper Seafoods expanded their fishing operation with the purchase of the Alaska Frontier Company. The Alaska Frontier Company has three 134-foot longline vessels, including the Frontier Spirit, Frontier Mariner, and the Frontier Explorer.Get A Maritime Lawyer On Your Side
The maritime lawyers at Stacey & Jacobsen, PLLC focus their practice on representing injured seamen. They have represented thousands of injured fishermen and seamen injured in Alaska, Washington, and Oregon. Their clients come from states throughout the nation.
The maritime lawyers at Stacey & Jacobsen, PLLC understand the fishing industry and how injury accidents can be prevented at sea. For over twenty years, they have focused on getting injured crewmen fair compensation for their injuries. Stacey & Jacobsen, PLLC have represented crewmen's families in landmark cases such as the sinkings of ALASKA RANGER, ALEUTIAN ENTERPRISE, ARCTIC ROSE, and KATMAI.
The Seattle-based attorneys at Stacey & Jacobsen, PLLC do not represent Clipper Seafoods, Alaska Frontier, or their insurance carriers. When dealing with an injury claim, shouldn't you have a lawyer on your side to protect your rights?