Stacey & Jacobsen, PLLC is one of the most experienced maritime injury law firms in the nation managing commercial fishing accidents. Crew members working on even the best fishing vessels can be seriously and permanently injured due to negligence or unseaworthiness. If you have been injured while working as a deckhand or fish processor for Phoenix Processor Limited Partnership, you need to thoroughly understand your rights to compensation. Fishermen and fish processors are protected under the Jones Act and General Maritime Law. Phoenix Processor Limited Partnership has a duty to provide workers and crewmembers with a safe place to work and a seaworthy vessel. Most accidents at sea can be prevented if proper safety precautions are followed.
Phoenix Processor Limited Partnership manages two prominent commercial fishing vessels within the United States. The M/V Excellence, with a crew of about 150 and the M/V Phoenix with a crew of just under 120. These vessels function as “motherships” in the Alaska Pollock fishery within Alaskan waters and operate along the coasts of Washington and Oregon in the Pacific Hake fishery. Upon receiving catches from various trawl vessels, both the M/V Excellence and M/V Phoenix process fish at sea. Both vessels specialize in fish processing, creating fillets, surimi, roe, fish meal, and fish oil from the harvested catch.
Due to the complex process of transferring trawl bags between catcher vessels combined with the diverse range of processing methods involving multiple machinery types, even the most experienced workers are exposed to the risks inherent in this demanding work. Those working on the M/V Excellence and M/V Phoenix are eligible for various maritime benefits in the event of injury. Vessel owners have maritime injury insurance in place to support deckhands and processors who suffer injuries or illnesses while on duty.
The lawyers at Stacey & Jacobsen, PLLC have managed thousands of Jones Act injury claims. They understand fishermen, maritime workers, crewmembers, and fishing vessels. They know how accidents happen aboard fishing boats and they know how these accidents could have been prevented. They understand you, your injuries, and know how these injuries can impact you and your family.
In almost all cases, a crewmember who becomes ill or injured while working aboard a fishing or processing vessel, such as those owned by Phoenix Processor Limited Partnership, is entitled to maintenance and cure. You have the right to choose your own doctor and to have your reasonable and necessary medical expenses paid. You also have the right to a daily living allowance until you have reached maximum medical improvement. If you are injured through negligence or unseaworthiness, you have claims for compensation for past and future lost wages, lost earning capacity, pain and suffering, vocational retraining, and future medical expenses.
The maritime lawyers at Stacey & Jacobsen, PLLC have been protecting the rights of injured workers for nearly 3 decades. They have over 75 years of collective experience representing injured fishermen, deckhands, maritime workers, crewmembers, and fish processors. They are always on the side of the injured worker, and never represent the insurance company. They have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for fishermen located throughout the nation.
If you would like to learn about your rights to compensation for a maritime injury, contact a lawyer at Stacey & Jacobsen, PLLC for a free initial consultation.