Crab Vessel Claims
Crab vessel deckhands working the waters off Alaska, Washington and Oregon are seamen entitled to the protections of the Jones Act and the general maritime law. If you are injured while working on the deck of a crab vessel fishing for red, blue, or brown crab, tanner crab – either oplio or bardi crab, or dungeness crab, you can rest assured that our attorneys will make sure you receive all the damages available to you; including no fault maintenance, cure and unearned wages – and damages under the Jones Act and for unseaworthiness; including damages for lost income, pain and suffering, and medical costs.
Whether crabbing in the Bering Sea, off the Pribilof Islands, out of Kodiak, in Southeast Alaska, or off the coast of Washington or Oregon, deckhands working aboard crab vessels all have one thing in common – the work is both hard and dangerous. Crab vessel deckhands are often required to work long hours, in rough seas, and icy conditions. Far from shore, and often without the means of adequate medical provisions or advice, crab vessel deckhands’ lives are often at risk.
Our attorneys have decades of experience handling crab vessel deckhand injury and wrongful death claims. Our understanding of maritime insurance and how crab fisheries and crab vessels are run, gives you the added edge in having us resolve your maritime injury and wrongful death claims – be it by settlement or trial.