Toyo, Tokai, and Baader Machine Accidents
Toyo, Tokai, and Baader Machine Injury Accidents Aboard Fish Processing Vessels
Each year fish processors are severely injured working with fish processing equipment. Two popular brands of fish processing equipment aboard Alaska fishing vessels are Toyo, Tokai, and Baader. Crewmen must be properly trained in the safe operation of this equipment. Safety guards should never be removed from the equipment. Fish heading machines that are not properly guarded violate Coast Guard regulations. Working long hours and in heavy weather increases a crewman’s chance of injury on fish processing equipment. Crewmen should be trained in how to properly clear jammed machines and to utilize lock out and tag out safety procedures.
Fish processors injured while working aboard ships are covered by the Federal Maritime Law and the Jones Act. If a crewman is injured by negligence or unseaworthiness, the crewman is entitled to compensation for lost wages, lost earning capacity, pain and suffering, and medical expenses. In almost all cases, a seaman is entitled to maintenance and cure.
The lawyers at Stacey & Jacobsen, LLP focus on representing injured fishermen and seamen. They know how accidents happen aboard ship, and understand how these accidents can be prevented. They understand fishermen, know about their injuries, and work hard to get them fair compensation for their injuries. Injuries involving cutting and skinning machines, such as the Toyo, Tokai, and Baader, can be very severe and permanently disabling.
If you have been seriously injured in a fish processing machine accident, you need an experienced maritime lawyer on your side. Don’t trust the insurance company to be fair to you without legal representation. Maritime marine insurance adjusters are working for the insurance companies - they are not on your side. The lawyers at Stacey & Jacobsen, LLP always represent the injured worker, and never the fishing company or their insurance company.
If you have questions about your rights to compensation, contact a lawyer at Stacey & Jacobsen, LLP for a free initial consultation. We are dedicated to getting you full and fair compensation for your injuries.