No one has to remind the people of the State of Alaska how quickly tragedy can strike, inflicting massive destruction on the environment or causing personal injury or death because of negligence. Working as a seaman is one of the most dangerous jobs in the world. Valdez is the hub for the Alaska oil industry, and is home to seamen in both the oil shipping and commercial fishing industries.
From the Exxon Valdez oil spill to the sinkings of the Arctic Rose and the Aleutian Enterprise, maritime workers in Alaska are constantly at risk for injury or death. Nearly all maritime injury and death accidents are preventable if reasonable safety precautions are followed, and if safe equipment is provided to the workers. Contact our Valdez maritime law attorneys for more information about your rights after an accident.We Can Help
If you have been injured working as a seaman aboard a tug, supply vessel, oil response barge, ship, fishing boat, fish processor, or ferry boat, you may have claims for compensation under federal maritime law. The Jones Act and general maritime law provide medical coverage and compensation for seamen injured through the negligence of their employer, or the unseaworthiness of their vessel.
Compensation may include damages for pain and suffering, past and future lost wages, lost earning capacity, retraining costs, and future medical expenses. General maritime and admiralty law also guarantees the rights to maintenance and cure, unearned wages until the end of the voyage, and repatriation expenses, regardless of how a seaman is injured.Trust In Our Experience
Stacey & Jacobsen, PLLC has been representing injured seamen in Alaska for more than two decades. They are one of the nation's leading maritime injury law firms, and have successfully handled thousands of Jones Act personal injury claims. They have offices located in Seattle and Anchorage, and their lawyers are licensed to practice law in Alaska, Washington, and Oregon.
Don't bid against yourself, learn about your rights to maritime benefits by contacting an experienced maritime lawyer. It costs you nothing to call Stacey & Jacobsen, PLLC for a free initial consultation by dialing 866-974-9633.