Seattle, Washington Lawyers for Fish Processor Accidents Claims – Compensation under the Jones Act
Thousands of fish processors, deckhands and other crew work aboard floating fish processing factories in the Bering Sea, Gulf of Alaska and elsewhere in the Pacific Ocean.
Because of the negligence of their employers and the unseaworthiness of their vessels, and unsafe or defective machinery, fish processor accidents are far too common. Crewmen working for even the best fishing companies are sometimes seriously and permanently injured.
At Beard, Stacey and Jacobsen, LLP, our maritime injury lawyers have represented hundreds of clients who were injured in fish processor accidents. We also represent survivors of those who died a wrongful death on factory trawlers.
Proven Results for Injured Fish Processors
Read about some of our verdicts and settlements in fish processor accident claims. They range from $2.5 million for a mutilated hand to $750,000 for a sexual assault aboard ship.
Fish processors aboard ship are protected by the Jones Act and federal maritime law. When injured, through negligent or unseaworthiness, they have a right to compensation, including medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, lost future earning ability, disability and disfigurement, and vocational retraining.
When a fish processor is injured aboard ship, the employer must pay for the seaman's airfare home, wages until the end of the voyage, and a living allowance called "maintenance" until the fish processor accident victim reaches the fullest expected medical recovery.
Contact Our Jones Act Attorneys
If you have been injured or if someone you care about was killed in a fish processor accident, please contact our law firm in Seattle, Washington, for experienced legal representation. It is important to have experienced maritime lawyers on your side from the very start of the claim. The initial consultation is free and, should you retain us as your legal representative, you will pay us no attorney fees unless we obtain money damages in your fish processor accident claim.