If you have been injured working as a crewman, deckhand, or fish processor aboard a vessel owned by Fishermen's Finest, you should contact an experienced maritime lawyer to learn about your rights to compensation under the Jones Act and federal maritime law. 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 seamen are entitled to a living allowance while recovering from injuries. You have the right to select your own doctors.
Fishermen's Finest Alaska fishing operations are based in Seattle, Washington. Fishermen's Finest owns two catcher processors, F/V American #1 and F/V U.S. Intrepid. The vessel operates ten months out of the year fishing in Alaska.Your Right To Compensation
Crewmen working even for the best fishing companies are sometimes permanently and seriously injured. Working at sea exposes crewmen to the constant risk of injury if proper safety precautions are not followed. Each vessel owner and employer owes their crewmen a duty to provide them with a safe place to work. When a crewman is injured through negligence or unseaworthiness, he or she is entitled to compensation under federal maritime law and the Jones Act. The Jones Act is different than workers' compensation and provides greater benefits in cases involving negligence and unseaworthiness. Damages may include compensation for pain and suffering, disability, disfigurement, lost past and future wages, loss of earning capacity, future medical and healthcare expenses, pain management, rehabilitation and therapy costs, and costs of retraining.
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. For over 25 years, they have focused on getting injured crewmen fair compensation for their injuries. Their clients come from states throughout the nation. Stacey & Jacobsen, PLLC have represented crewmen's families in landmark cases such as the sinkings of the ALASKA RANGER, ALEUTIAN ENTERPRISE, ARCTIC ROSE, and KATMAI.
The attorneys at Stacey & Jacobsen, PLLC do not represent Fishermen's Finest or their insurance carriers. When dealing with an injury claim, shouldn't you have a lawyer on your side to protect your rights?