If you have been injured working as a crewman, deckhand, or fish processor aboard a vessel owned by Jubilee Fisheries, you should contact an experienced maritime lawyer to learn about your rights to compensation under the Jones Act and Federal Maritime law. Fishermen are specifically covered under the Jones Act.
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 the seaman is entitled to a living allowance while he is recovering from his injuries. You have the right to select your own doctors.We Can Help
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. Fishermen injured through negligence or unseaworthiness are entitled to compensatory damages under maritime law.
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. Jubilee Fisheries' Alaska fishing operations are based in Seattle, Washington. Jubilee Fisheries owns and operates the factory trawler F/V Vaerdal.We Are Focused On You
The maritime attorneys at Stacey and Jacobsen focus their practice on representing injured seamen. They have represented thousands of injured fishermen and seamen injured in Alaska, Washington and Oregon. For over twenty years they have focused on getting injured crewmen fair compensation for their injuries. Stacey and Jacobsen's clients come from states throughout the nation. They have represented crewman's families in landmark cases such as the sinkings of the Alaska Ranger, Aleutian Enterprise, Arctic Rose and Katmai.
The lawyers at Stacey and Jacobsen do not represent Jubilee Fisheries or their insurance carriers. To learn more about your rights to compensation as an injured fisherman, contact Stacey and Jacobsen for a free initial consultation.