Stacey and Jacobsen represent injured fishermen and fish processors in claims against the Seattle-based fishing companies working in the Bering Sea. Crewmen working even for the best fishing companies unfortunately sometimes suffer injury accidents and are in need of compensation for their injuries. Crewmen working aboard fishing vessels are covered by Federal Maritime law when they are injured working at sea.
The Highland Light is a 270-foot catcher processor that works processing Alaska crab, salmon, and groundfish. The vessel carries a crew of 111 and works seven days a week, 12-16 hours per day, during the fishing seasons. The vessel is home ported and operated out of Seattle.Learn About Your Rights To Compensation
Crewmen injured aboard fishing vessels have special rights to compensation. Under Federal Maritime law, injured crewmen are entitled to maintenance and cure benefits. Regardless of fault, in almost all cases a crewman is entitled to maintenance and cure benefits. These benefits include the obligation to have your reasonable medical bills paid, a daily living allowance until maximum medical improvement is reached, and wages until the end of the voyage. You have the right to chose your own doctor.
Your maritime employer and vessel owner owe you a duty to provide a safe place to work and a vessel that is seaworthy. If an injury accident is caused through negligence or unseaworthiness of the vessel, the injured crewman is entitled to compensation under the Jones Act and general maritime law for pain and suffering, past and future lost wages, retraining costs, and compensation for disability and loss of enjoyment of life.Trust The Professionals
Don't guess about your rights to compensation under Federal Maritime law. Never sign a release of your claim without consulting with a lawyer first. What the fishing company or insurance company may be offering you may not be fair. You do not have to sign a release of your injury claim in order to return to work.
The maritime attorneys at Stacey and Jacobsen have handled thousands of fishing accident cases. They do not represent Highland Light , Yardarm Knot, or their insurance carriers. The firm's practice is focused on protecting the rights of injured maritime workers and obtaining fair compensation for workers injured at sea. Let us give you a fair evaluation of your injury claim.