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Alaska Regional Hospital

Legal Help for Injured Maritime Crewman

Call for a free legal consultation at Alaska Regional Hospital. Learn About your Federal Maritime Rights to Medical Care. Alaska Lawyers for Injured Alaska Fisherman – ANCHORAGE MARITIME INJURY and JONES ACT LAWYERS - Call 907-277-0161 or toll free at 1-888-277-0661.

Alaska Regional Hospital provides medical care to seriously injured fisherman and fish processors that work at sea in Alaska. The Maritime Injury Lawyers and Jones Act Lawyers at Johnson Beard & Trueb are located in Anchorage, Alaska. They make visits to injured crewman and their families at Alaska Regional Hospital to explain the complex maritime laws that govern a fishing accident case. Getting an experienced maritime lawyer to work on your case gathering evidence and protecting your rights is important to the compensation and the medical care which you receive.

Unfortunately, a moment’s negligence may lead to a life-time injury that causes pain and limits your ability to return to work at sea. The lawyers at Johnson Beard & Trueb have handled thousands of cases involving commercial fisherman and fish processors. They have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for their clients throughout the United States. From their first meeting with you, whether it be in the hospital, your home or their office - they get to work protecting your rights.

When you have been seriously injured the insurance company for the vessel and your employer starts to work against you, their job is to keep medical expenses to a minimum, and to pay you as little compensation as possible for your injuries. The insurance adjuster is working for the insurance company and not for you. The insurance company is talking to your doctors and making decisions about the care you are entitled to without you being a part of the decision-making process. Hiring an experienced maritime lawyer levels the playing field and helps you get all the benefits you deserve.

Under the Federal Maritime law doctrine of maintenance and cure, an injured seaman is in almost all cases entitled to have all medical bills paid for by the vessel owner. You are also entitled to maintenance payments until you have reached the point of maximum medical improvement. The lawyers at Johnson Beard and Trueb help injured fisherman and fish processors get a fair daily rate of maintenance.

Under the Jones Act, commercial fisherman and fish processors injured working at sea as the result of employer negligence, are entitled to full compensation for their injuries. Compensation under the Jones Act includes compensation for pain and suffering, emotional distress, lost past and future wages, and future medical bills.

The lawyers at Johnson Beard and Trueb know the physical strength and fitness it takes to work at sea. We know how accidents happen working at sea, and how those accidents can be prevented. We have compassion for our clients and seek to make those persons responsible for their injuries pay fair compensation. Fishing profits should never have a priority over the safety of the vessel’s crew.

Let us explain to you the rights to compensation you have under Federal Maritime Law– call Johnson Beard & Trueb for a free initial consultation with a lawyer that has handled hundreds of Jones Act and maritime injury claims.