Tuna Fishing Vessel Injuries
Injured Working on a Tuna Fishing Vessel? Answers About Your Rights to Compensation For Tuna Fishing Accidents
Crewmen working aboard tuna fishing vessels are constantly exposed to the risk of career-ending injuries. A moment’s negligence or an unseaworthy vessel can lead to a life-long injury.
If you have been injured working as a crewman aboard a tuna fishing vessel, you have rights under the Federal Maritime Law. In almost all cases, injured tuna fishermen have the right to maintenance and cure. Your employer must pay your medical bills and provide you a daily living allowance until you have reached maximum medical cure. If you have been injured through negligence or unseaworthiness, you are entitled to compensation under the Jones Act and the General Maritime Law. Damages include compensation for lost wages, lost wage earning capacity, pain and suffering, physical and psychological injuries, loss of enjoyment of life, and future medical expenses.
The maritime lawyers at Stacey & Jacobsen, PLLC understand how accidents happen aboard fishing vessels. They know about fishing vessel safety and how accidents can be prevented. They understand fishermen and their injuries, and know how those injuries will impact them the rest of their lives.
The lawyers at Stacey & Jacobsen, PLLC are some of the most experienced maritime personal injury lawyers in the Nation. They have handled thousands of Jones Act cases and recovered millions of dollars in compensation for their clients. Their clients come from throughout the Nation. They have successfully taken on cases other lawyers said couldn’t be won. They have represented families in maritime wrongful death cases involving such high profile cases as the Alaska Ranger, Arctic Rose, Aleutian Enterprise, Katmai, and many others.
If you have questions about your rights to compensation for injuries that happened on a tuna fishing vessel or any other type of fishing vessel, contact Stacey & Jacobsen, PLLC for a free initial consultation. They are dedicated to getting their clients full and complete compensation for injuries received on commercial fishing vessels. Stacey & Jacobsen, PLLC has the reputation, resources, skills, and knowledge necessary to fully protect your maritime rights.