Each year, thousands of fish processors are injured working in Alaska aboard fish processing vessels and factory trawlers. Defective machines, lack of safety procedures, and negligence of fellow crewmen can quickly lead to serious injuries to fish processors. Fish processors are Jones Act seamen protected by Federal Maritime law. When fish processors are injured while working aboard ship, they are entitled to compensation under Federal Maritime law.
The employer of a seaman who is injured aboard ship must pay the crewman's medical bills, air fare home, wages until the end of the voyage and a basic living allowance until the crewman reaches maximum medical cure. If you have been injured because of negligence or unseaworthiness, you may also receive damages to compensate you for pain and suffering, disfigurement, loss of enjoyment of life, loss of past and future wages, retraining costs, and future medical expenses.
There are few accidents aboard ship that cannot be prevented if proper care for safety is taken. Call our office at 866-974-9633 to start discussing your options.We Know These Unique Cases Well
Stacey & Jacobsen, PLLC is one of the nation's leading maritime personal injury firms. It has offices located in Seattle and Anchorage. The firm has handled thousands of Jones Act injury claims for fish processors injured in Alaska. The attorneys at Stacey & Jacobsen, PLLC have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for injured seamen. Few lawyers in the country have their experience in handling fish processor injury cases. The lawyers at Stacey & Jacobsen, PLLC handled the wrongful death claims for fish processors who drowned when the Aleutian Enterprise, Arctic Rose and Galaxy sank. If you have suffered an injury working aboard ship that will impact you the remainder of your life, choose lawyers that have the experience necessary to get you the fair compensation you deserve under the Jones Act.
Fish processors often work up to 18 hours a day and are provided with little training in basic matters of injury prevention and safety. Unguarded machinery, improperly designed factories, unsafe work practices, excessive lifting, slippery decks, and faulty ship design are frequent causes of injury to crewmen working as fish processors. The lawyers at Stacey & Jacobsen, PLLC have handled cases for injured fish processors involving all aspects of the fish processing operation, cargo handling procedures, and shipboard work.Trust In Our Proven Abilities
Let the lawyers at Stacey & Jacobsen put their knowledge and experience handling fish processor injury claims to work for you. They have proven their ability to recover damages for injured fish processors over and over for the past 20 years. Some of their successful cases include:
We have handled claims for injured fish processors against virtually all of the processing vessels and factory trawlers in Alaska, including vessels owned by:
Please contact us for a free initial consultation; it costs you nothing to consult with a lawyer at Stacey & Jacobsen, PLLC to find out if you have a case.