Maritime and Jones Act Injury Claims Against Ocean Peace
Ocean Peace is a Seattle based fishing company that owns various factory trawlers including: Sea Fisher, Alaska Warrior, Alaska Victory, Ocean Peace, and Green Hope. Ocean Peace is one of the largest companies fishing in Alaska. Injuries to crewmen and fish processors which occur while working aboard Ocean Peace owned vessels are governed by Federal Maritime Laws.
Fishing in Alaska is one of the most dangerous jobs in the world. A moments negligence at sea can lead to a crewman’s serious and permanent injury. When those injuries occur, the injured crewman needs an experienced maritime injury lawyer to assist them in obtaining proper maritime benefits and to ensure that their maritime rights are protected. The Supreme Court of the United States has ruled that doubts or ambiguities about an injured seaman’s need for medical care must be resolved in favor of the injured seaman.
Ocean Peace, as a maritime employer of seaman, is obligated to provide its crewman with a safe place to work aboard a seaworthy vessel. In almost all cases an injured seaman is entitled to receive maintenance and cure benefits. These basic no fault benefits provide for payment of all reasonable and necessary medical bills related to any shipboard injury or illness. Maintenance is a small basic living allowance paid to a seaman while he is recovering from his injuries.
When a crewman or fish processor is injured as a result of negligence or unseaworthiness, the injured crewman is entitled to compensation for past and future pain and suffering, lost wages, lost wage earning capacity, vocational retraining, and future medical expenses.
The lawyers at Johnson Beard & Trueb, PC are one of the most experienced maritime injury firms in the United States. They are always on the side of the injured crewman and never represent maritime insurance companies. Johnson Beard & Trueb have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for their clients located throughout the United States. Johnson Beard & Trueb have handled nearly every kind of injury accident aboard Alaska fish factory trawlers and long liners including: freezer hold accidents; unguarded equipment; deck hand injuries; crane accidents; slip and falls on stairs and decks; headers; skinners; plate freezers; heavy weather injuries; failure to provide emergency medical care; conveyor belt injuries; cargo handling injuries; explosions, fire, and vessel sinkings.
If you have questions about your rights to maritime benefits following an injury accident, contact one of the experienced maritime injury lawyers at Johnson Beard & Trueb for a free initial consultation by calling 907-277-0161 or toll free at 1-888-277-0661. We also have offices located in Anchorage and Seattle.