Kodiak Crab Boat Injuries
Alaska Jones Act Lawyers For Kodiak Crab Boat Injury Accidents
Stacey & Jacobsen, PLLC is one of the most experienced maritime personal injury law firms in the Country. They have been representing Alaska crab fishermen for nearly 25 years, and have a remarkable history of getting their clients full and complete compensation for their injuries. Stacey & Jacobsen, PLLC have not handled just a few crab boat cases, they have represented hundreds of crab fishermen. They understand work aboard a crab boat, they know how accidents happen aboard crab boats, and they know how those accidents could have been prevented. They understand you, your injuries, and how those injuries will impact your ability to earn a living in the future.
There aren’t many types of accidents aboard crab boats that Stacey & Jacobsen, PLLC have not previously seen. They have handled cases involving crab blocks, king coilers, line bins, bait choppers, pot launchers, stacking and tying down gear, excessive hours of work, improperly trained crew, under-manning, picking booms, cranes, heavy weather, winches, sorting tables, pushing pots, defective hooks and picking hooks, defective bridles and lines, icing, slips and falls, negligent maintenance and design, improper stability, engine rooms, crab boat stairs and ladders, and more.
A moment’s negligence or a defective piece of equipment can lead to a career-ending injury aboard an Alaska crab boat. If you are injured by negligence or unseaworthiness, Federal law entitles you to compensation. You may be entitled to damages for lost wages, lost earning capacity, medical bills, and past and future pain and suffering. In almost all cases, you are entitled to compensation under the General Maritime Law for maintenance, cure, and unearned wages. You have the right to choose your own doctor. You are entitled to wages until the end of the voyage or season, and a daily living allowance until you have reached maximum medical cure.
Most Alaska crab boats have marine insurance to cover crewmen injuries. No matter how it may seem, the vessel owner’s insurance adjuster is not on your side. The insurance adjusters represent the insurance company. It is their job to work to minimize the amount of money that will be paid on your claim. In most cases they will be interviewing witnesses and taking statements to attempt to defeat your claim or to create an argument that the accident is your fault. Insurance companies take advantage of many injured seamen’s lack of understanding of their rights and inexperience in being able to calculate the proper amount of damages. If you have been seriously injured, you should have an experienced maritime lawyer on your side to protect your rights and to ensure you receive fair compensation for your injuries and losses.
Stacey & Jacobsen, PLLC have the maritime experience it takes to take on the big marine insurance companies. They have handled such high profile cases as the sinkings of the Alaska Ranger, Arctic Rose, Aleutian Enterprise, Galaxy, Amber Dawn, Pacific Apollo, Lin J, Pace Setter, Vestfjord, and many others. Contact Stacey & Jacobsen, PLLC to learn about your rights to compensation under the Jones Act and the General Maritime Law. They are available to meet with clients throughout Alaska, usually within 24-48 hours. They are licensed to practice in Alaska, Washington, and Oregon.