Commercial Fishing Accidents

Westport Commercial Fishing Accidents

Maritime Injury Lawyers For Westport Commercial Fishermen - Westport Crab Boat and Trawler Accidents

Commercial fishermen in Washington and Oregon risk their lives to earn their living. When crewmen are injured at work they are protected by Federal Maritime Law and the Jones Act. Your employer owes you a safe place to work and the duty to provide a seaworthy vessel. When you are injured through negligence or unseaworthiness, it is Federal law that you may be entitled to damages for lost wages, lost wage earning capacity, pain and suffering, and medical expenses.

In almost all cases, under the maritime doctrine of maintenance and cure your employer must pay all of your reasonable and necessary medical expenses and a daily living allowance until you have reached maximum medical improvement. You have the right to choose your own doctor, including appropriate specialists when needed. Crewmen injured at work are also entitled to their wages until the end of the voyage, contract, or fishing season.

The maritime lawyers at Stacey & Jacobsen, LLP are some of the most experienced maritime injury lawyers in the Nation. They have represented thousands of fishermen injured in Washington, Alaska, and Oregon. They are available to represent crewmen injured working on Westport commercial fishing vessels. They understand your jobs as commercial fishermen. They know how accidents happen aboard fishing vessels, and they know how those accidents could have been prevented. Stacey & Jacobsen, LLP’s practice is focused on representing injured fishermen and seamen. They are always on the side of the injured seaman.

The lawyers at Stacey & Jacobsen, LLP have litigated such high profile Alaska fish boat sinking cases as the Alaska Ranger, Arctic Rose, Aleutian Enterprise, Katmai, Galaxy, Pace Setter, Lin J, Pacific Apollo, Amber Dawn, and many others. They have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for their clients who live throughout the Country. They understand your injuries, and know how those injuries may impact you the rest of your life.

If you have questions about your rights to compensation under the Federal Maritime Law, contact an experienced maritime lawyer at Stacey & Jacobsen, LLP for a free initial consultation.

Our Successes
$16,000,000 - Jury Verdict for Ferry Worker Injury Gangway Collapse
$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.
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