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Crab Boat Injuries

Ask the lawyers at Johnson Beard & Trueb, PC about their experience representing Alaska crab fishermen. We know how injuries happen on the deck of a crab boat, and we know how those injuries can impact you the rest of your life. Most importantly we know how to get you full and fair compensation for your injuries.

Working aboard an Alaska Crab fishing boat is one of the most dangerous jobs in the world. The Maritime and Jones Act Injury lawyers at Johnson Beard & Trueb are one of the Nations leading maritime injury law firms. Johnson Beard & Trueb’s past success for Alaska fisherman has made them the lawyers trusted by Alaska crab fisherman. They have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for injured Alaska crab fishermen. Our lawyers have worked with the complex federal laws governing crab boat fisherman for over a combined 75 years. They know how injuries happen aboard Alaska crab vessels and know the laws governing crab boats and understand how those injuries can be prevented.

Working in rough seas picking and setting crab pots that can weigh in excess of a thousand pounds can quickly lead to a career ending injury caused by a fellow crewman’s negligence. Never admit fault for an injury that is the responsibility of your employer or the vessel owner. The vessel owner owes you a maritime duty to provide a safe place to work and a seaworthy vessel. The deck crew must be properly trained and supervised. Safety policies must be enforced.

Injured Alaska crab fishermen are entitled to make claims for maintenance and cure, unseaworthiness, and Jones Act negligence. They can seek compensation for lost past and future wages, medical expenses and pain and suffering damages. Comparative fault is not a bar to your maintenance and cure claim or a claim for compensation under the Jones Act. You may still claim damages if your injury aggravates a preexisting medical condition.

When a lawyer at Johnson Beard & Trueb tells you that you have a good case, that opinion is based upon years of handling Alaska crab fishing injury claims. Our lawyers have represented crewman injured working with the crab pot launcher, crab block, bait chopper, picking boom and vessel crane, line coiler, sorting tables, slip and falls on ladders, stairs, and decks, gangway injuries, vessel docking and line handling injuries. We have handled crab boat sinking cases caused by heavy weather, icing, improper loading, defective equipment, lack of safety equipment, slack tanks, leaking lazarettes, lack of alarms and pumps, and errors in stability calculations.

We represent you. Johnson Beard & Trueb are always on the side of the injured crewman. We never represent vessel insurance companies. Our experience allows us to work to get you fair compensation for your injuries.

Our lawyers have handled many of the most serious injuries and death cases in the Bering Sea. Our lawyers represented the families of crewmen lost when vessels have sank in Alaska including; the Vestfjord, Alaska Rose, Alaska Ranger, Aleutian Enterprise, Pacific Apollo, Pacesetter, Lin J, Amber Dawn, Katmai, Oceanic, and more. We have successfully represented crewman with brain injuries, amputations, back and neck injuries, knee and foot injuries, seizures, post-traumatic stress, hand and wrist injuries. Let Johnson Beard & Trueb put their maritime injury law experience to work for you. Call us to discuss your rights to compensation under Federal Maritime law. For a free consultation call toll free at 1-888-277-0661 or 907-277-0161.