Hand and Arm Injuries
Stacey & Jacobsen, PLLC is one of the most experienced maritime injury law firms in the Nation. They have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for their clients who have suffered hand and arm injuries while working aboard fishing vessels, fish processors, ships, tugs, barges, dredges, and derricks. Those cases have involved multi-million dollar settlements and verdicts for crewmen who have suffered life changing hand and arm injuries involving crush injuries, amputations, and partial amputations.
Under Federal Maritime Law and the Jones Act, an employer and vessel owner owes each of their crewmen a safe place to work and a seaworthy vessel. A crewman must be properly trained and be given proper and safe equipment to do their jobs. A moment’s negligence of a fellow crewman aboard ship can quickly lead to a disabling and permanent hand or arm injury. If you are injured through negligence or unseaworthiness, you may be entitled to damages for lost wages, lost wage earning capacity, disfigurement, rehabilitation costs, pain and suffering, and medical expenses. In almost all cases, an injured seaman is entitled to maintenance and cure. His employer must pay all reasonable and necessary medical expenses and a daily living allowance until the crewman has reached maximum medical improvement.
The lawyers at Stacey & Jacobsen, PLLC understand how hand and arm injuries impact you and your ability to earn a living in the future. They know how accidents happen aboard ships, and they understand how those accident can be prevented through safe shipboard practices.
Where necessary, they will retain some of the best maritime experts in the Country to prove that the accident was not your fault. In past cases they have retained experts in safe marine practices including experts in Naval architecture, navigation, machine guarding, engineering, cargo handling procedures, machine design, warnings, proper training, line handling procedures, lock out tag out procedures, winch and crane operations, and emergency medical treatment following injuries.
The lawyers at Stacey & Jacobsen, PLLC have handled amputation injuries involving the loss of arms, hands, feet, and legs. They are experienced in projecting the economic impact of lifetime prosthetic care and replacement, which will be needed for amputation victims. They understand the importance of presenting the evidence of the impact that an amputation has both physically and psychologically to an injured seaman.
The maritime lawyers at Stacey & Jacobsen, PLLC have not handled just a few maritime injury cases, they have handled thousands of Jones Act injury claims. You can trust the lawyers at Stacey & Jacobsen, PLLC to give you good advice. They are always on the side of the injured seaman, and never represent the insurance company. When you hire a maritime lawyer at Stacey & Jacobsen, PLLC you don’t just hire a single lawyer, you hire a maritime law firm - each lawyer with over 20 years of maritime injury law experience. When a lawyer at Stacey & Jacobsen, PLLC tells you that you have a good claim, it is based upon years of experience representing injured seamen throughout the Country. They are committed and dedicated to getting their clients full and complete compensation for serious and permanent injuries.