Commercial Fishing Accidents
Commercial Fishing Accidents Lawyers – Jones Act Maritime Injury Claims Lawyer For Fishermen
Stacey & Jacobsen, PLLC has represented thousands of injured fishermen. They know how accidents happen aboard fishing boats, and how they could have been prevented. They understand fishermen, their work, and how serious injuries impact their ability to earn a living. They are recognized as one of the most experienced maritime injury law firms in the Nation. They handle commercial fishing accidents for crewmen working in Alaska, Washington, and Oregon, and have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for their clients who come from throughout the nation.
The lawyers at Stacey & Jacobsen, PLLC have represented the families and crewmen in high profile sinking cases such as the Alaska Ranger, Arctic Rose, Aleutian Enterprise, Galaxy, Katmai, Pace Setter, Amber Dawn, Nesika, and many others. They have the skill, knowledge, and experience necessary to get you fair compensation for your injuries.
JONES ACT NEGLIGENCE: If you have been injured as the result of negligence while working on a fishing boat at sea, you are entitled to money damages under the Jones Act. Damages include compensation for pain and suffering, lost wages, lost earning capacity, loss of enjoyment of life, and medical expenses.
UNSEAWORTHINESS: The vessel employer and vessel owner owe you a duty to provide you a safe place to work. This includes providing a vessel that is seaworthy and reasonably fit to complete its mission.
MAINTENANCE AND CURE: In almost all cases, injured seamen are entitled to maintenance and cure benefits when they are injured or become sick on the vessel. You have the right to choose your own doctor, and the employer must pay your reasonable and necessary medical expenses. You are also entitled to wages until the end of your employment contract. You are entitled to a basic living allowance - maintenance, until you reach maximum medical improvement. An employer’s willful failure to pay maintenance and cure benefits may give rise to a claim for punitive damages. Stacey & Jacobsen, PLLC handle cases involving crab boats, fish processors, factory trawlers, longliners, gill netters, seiners, draggers, and all other types of fishing boats. When it comes to fishing accident, there are few lawyers in the country with as much experience as Stacey & Jacobsen, PLLC. For a free initial consultation about your fishing accident case, contact us. We pride ourselves on fairly evaluating claims and giving our clients good advice. Don’t guess about your rights to compensation. Never sign a release of your injury claim without first consulting an experienced maritime injury lawyer familiar with Jones Act and unseaworthiness claims.