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Washington State Ferry Workers Injury Claims

Washington State Ferry Workers – Maritime Injury and Jones Act Claims

Washington State Ferry Workers injured through negligence or unseaworthiness are entitled to compensation under Federal Maritime Law and the Jones Act. Damages recoverable may include compensation for past and future earnings, impaired earning capacity, pain and suffering, medical bills, and costs associated with vocational retraining. Almost all injured seamen are entitled to no-fault maintenance and cure benefits. You have the right to choose your own doctors, and all reasonable and necessary medical expenses must be paid by your employer.

The maritime lawyers at Stacey & Jacobsen, PLLC understand your jobs as crewmen aboard ferries. They know how accidents happen aboard ferries, and they know how those accidents could have been prevented. They understand you, your injuries, and how those injuries impact your future. They have handled ferry worker cases in Alaska and Washington for nearly 20 years. They have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for their clients, and have handled thousands of Jones act claims.

Working aboard a ferry is no easy job, and presents constant risk of career-ending injury. A fellow crewman’s negligence, improperly maintained equipment, lack of safety procedures, improper manning, exposure to toxic chemicals and paints, or a defective tool, can quickly lead to injury. The State of Washington owes its seamen a safe place to work and a seaworthy vessel.

The maritime lawyers at Stacey & Jacobsen, PLLC have represented crewmen injured in all types of ferry accident cases. If you have been injured working as a crewman aboard a Washington State Ferry as result of negligence or unseaworthiness, it is your Federal right to receive fair compensation for your injuries and lost wages. Getting that fair compensation from the State of Washington is never easy.

Stacey & Jacobsen, PLLC is dedicated to getting their clients fair and complete compensation for their injuries. Their practice is focused on representing maritime injury victims. When you retain a lawyer at Stacey & Jacobsen, PLLC you are not just hiring a single lawyer, you are hiring a maritime law firm. They have represented crewmen in such high profile wrongful death fishing vessel sinking cases as the Alaska Ranger, Arctic Rose, Katmai, and Aleutian Enterprise. They have the experience, skill, and resources necessary to litigate your claim against the State of Washington. You should never sign a release or settlement of your claim without first consulting with a maritime lawyer experienced in handling ferry accident cases.

Our Successes
$16,000,000 - Jury Verdict for Ferry Worker Injury Gangway Collapse
$11,401,000 - Jury Verdict for Deck Mechanic Injury Injured Jones Act Deck Mechanic
$4,200,000 - Wrongful Death Judgment for longshoreman killed by unsafe cargo container stow.
$4,000,000 - Jones Act Maritime Wrongful Death
$4,000,000 - Burn Injuries Fire and explosion in engine room of fishing vessel.
$3,500,000 - Brain Injury Tug boat deckhand injured by defect in barge’s crane.
$3,500,000 - Cognitive Injury Seaman's cognitive injury settlement