Working aboard a fishing boat at sea exposes crewmen to constant risk of injury. Crewmen working for even the best fishing companies sometimes suffer severe and permanent injuries. When these injury accidents happen as a result of negligence or unseaworthiness, the crewman is entitled to compensation under Federal Maritime law. The vessel owner owes each of their crewmen a safe place to work. Long hours of work and working in heavy weather can increase the risk of injury aboard commercial fishing boats. Almost all accidents aboard fishing vessels at sea are preventable if proper safety precautions are followed.
Prowler Fisheries owns three modern longline fishing vessels operating in the Gulf of Alaska and the Bering Sea. The vessels are the F/V Prowler, F/V Bering Prowler, and F/V Ocean Prowler. The vessels range from 124-150 feet in length and carry a crew of 18. The crew of the vessels sometimes work 24 hours a day. The vessels utilize a Mustad auto-line baiting system to harvest Pacific cod, black cod and turbot. Prowler Fisheries' main office is located in Petersburg, Alaska.
The lawyers at Stacey and Jacobsen do not represent Prowler Fisheries or their insurance carriers.Learn About Your Rights To Compensation
The maritime attorneys at Stacey and Jacobsen focus their practice on representing injured seamen. They have represented thousands of injured fishermen and seamen, obtaining compensation for them under the Jones Act and the general maritime law. They have represented crewmen's families in landmark cases such as the sinkings of the fish processing vessels Alaska Ranger, Aleutian Enterprise, Arctic Rose, and Katmai, and the crab fishing boats Amber Dawn, Pace Setter, Lin J, Pacific Apollo and Vestfjord. The firm's lawyers are licensed in Alaska and Washington and have clients throughout the nation. They have the experience important to handling fishing accident claims.
Don't guess about your rights to compensation under the Jones Act and maritime law. If you have been injured aboard a fishing vessel through negligence or unseaworthiness, you should be fully informed of your rights to compensation by an experienced admiralty and maritime attorney that has your best interest in mind. In almost all cases you are entitled to maintenance and cure benefits regardless of fault.
The lawyers at Seattle-based Stacey and Jacobsen understand how fishing accidents can happen and how they can be prevented. From years of experience, we know how serious injuries impact crewmen's lives.The Jones Act
When a crewmen is injured through negligence on a fishing vessel, he is entitled to compensation for his injuries under the Federal maritime law called the Jones Act. Negligence of a fellow crewman, working in too rough of weather, defective equipment, failure to follow safety procedures, or an unseaworthy vessel can quickly lead to serious and permanent injury. Compensation for injuries under the Jones Act can include damages for medical expenses, retraining costs, lost earning capacity, past and future lost earnings, disability, and past and future pain and suffering.