Seattle Lawyers Recover Millions of dollars in Compensation in Jones Act Injury Claims
The attorneys of Beard, Stacey and Jacobsen, LLP, have handled thousands of injury claims for injured maritime workers. Some of our million-dollar verdicts and settlements include:
- $4 million: Seaman injured in fire and explosion aboard fishing vessel.
- $3.5 million: Our client, a tugboat deckhand, was struck in the head by falling pipe. The impact caused blowout fractures of the facial bones surrounding the eyes, a skull fracture, a traumatic brain injury, seizures and a balance disorder.
- $3.35 million: Confidential Jones Act injury settlement for injured fish processor.
- $2.35 million: Boston jury verdict for seaman with crushed foot.
- $1.9 million: A deckhand lost multiple fingers while cleaning a bait chopper that lacked safety guards. Other fingers were disfigured.
- $1.8 million: Shoulder and arm injury to Alaska fishing boat deckhand.
- $1.5 million: A defective mooring line on a ferry parted, fracturing both of our client's legs.
- $1.5 million: Fish processor wrongful death.
- $1.7 million: Our client fell through a grate on the deck of a factory trawler and sustained a traumatic brain injury that caused permanent damage to his vision and balance, among other symptoms. Negligence in the design and welding of the grate was at fault.
- $2.5 million: A fish processor's hand was amputated because of the lack of safety guards on the powerful saw used to cut off fish heads.
- $1 million: When cargo was being offloaded, our client, a fish processor, suffered a serious concussion that had lasting physical and psychological effects, including intense headaches and severe, reactive depression.
- $1.2 million: An oil response barge was sent to clean up an oil spill. Defective equipment and improper shipboard procedures lead to our client's serious neck injury, which required cervical spinal (neck fusion) surgery.
- $1 million: A crab boat sank at sea due to lack of proper safety equipment. We obtained this settlement for the family of a seaman who died because of this negligence.
- $1.4 million: A crewman fell overboard when transferring from one vessel to another. Had the crew been properly trained in man overboard procedures, he might have survived. Instead, he died a wrongful death.
- $1.2 million: Lack of attention to vessel stability was just one of the forms of negligence that caused a crab boat to sink, killing our client.
- $1 million: A lack of safety guards on a machine that cuts the heads off fish led to the partial amputation of several of our client's fingers.
- $1 million: A Jones Act settlement for a seaman whose toes were amputated after he suffered frostbite while working in the hold of a factory trawler. Proper medical attention aboard the ship could have prevented the amputations.
If you have suffered a maritime injury and are a Jones Act worker, please contact our office in Seattle, Washington, to discuss your case. The initial consultation is free.