Seattle Lawyers Obtain Millions in compensation for Injured Fish Processors
Those working aboard fish processors and factory trawlers are exposed to the perils of the sea and the dangers of processing equipment that can — and too often does - mangle hands, arms and bodies.
The Jones Act lawyers of Beard, Stacey and Jacobsen, LLP, in Seattle, Washington, have won significant verdicts and settlements for clients injured on fish processing vessels. Past results include:
- $3.35 million: Confidential settlement for fish processor.
- $2.5 million: A fish processor's hand was amputated because the fish heading machine lacked a proper guard.
- $2.4 million: A fish processor lost a portion of her hand after it was pulled into a running surimi auger. The machine lacked an emergency shutoff switch.
- $2.3 million: Fish processors and deckhands suffered wrongful deaths when a factory trawler sank off the coast of Alaska.
- $1.7 million: A deckhand on a factory trawler suffered a brain injury that caused a seizure disorder and vision and balance problems after he fell through a defective deck grating.
- $1.5 million: Fish processor wrongful death in vessel sinking.
- $1.4 million: A fish processor sustained a back injury that required spinal fusion when a railing gave way and he fell from the ship onto the dock below.
- $1.3 million: A crewman on a factory trawler in Alaska died when his vessel sank.
- $1 million: A fish processor's toes were severely frostbitten. Because of lack of proper medical attention aboard ship, the toes had to be amputated.
- $1 million: A fish processor sustained a severe concussion while cargo was being offloaded. The injury led to debilitating headaches and severe depression.
Our firm has the experience and ability to get results for injured fish processors in the most complex cases. To learn if we can help you, please contact our maritime law attorneys to arrange a free consultation.