Seine Boat Injuries
Admiralty and Maritime Lawyers For Crewmen Injured on Seine Boats in Alaska, Washington, and Oregon
Stacey & Jacobsen, PLLC is one of the most experienced maritime injury law firms in the Nation. They have been representing crewmen injured aboard fishing vessels and seiners for over twenty years. Working aboard a seine vessel presents a constant risk of injury for crewmen. Working excessive hours, faulty equipment, inexperienced crewmen, and working in heavy weather increases your risk of injury.
As a seaman protected by Federal Maritime Law, your employer owes you a duty to provide a seaworthy vessel and a safe place to work. A moment’s negligence can lead to a permanent and life-long injury. The Jones Act and General Maritime Law provides crewmen injured through negligence the right to compensation for their injuries. The Jones Act is the law, and it is your right to fair compensation. The lawyers at Stacey & Jacobsen, PLLC are dedicated and committed to representing injured fishermen and protecting their rights. They understand how accidents happen aboard fishing vessels, and know how these accidents can be prevented by simple safety procedures. They understand your jobs as fishermen, and know how permanent injuries can impact your future work career.
Insurance companies take advantage of a crewman‘s inexperience in understanding how to properly evaluate a Jones Act injury claim. In many instances they make a low-ball offer of settlement after the crewman has waited many months upon a promise the insurance company will treat them fairly. Experienced maritime lawyers know when it is time to talk settlement and when it is time to file a lawsuit. The lawyers at Stacey & Jacobsen, PLLC pride themselves on giving their clients straight advice about the strenghts and weaknesses of their injury claims. When a lawyer at Stacey & Jacobsen, PLLC tells you he thinks you have a good claim, it is based upon years of experience representing injured fishermen.
If you have questions about your rights to compensation for injuries you received while working on a fishing boat in Alaska, Washington, or Oregon, contact a lawyer at Stacey & Jacobsen, PLLC for a free initial consultation. Shouldn’t you have a lawyer on your side to protect your rights to compensation?