Over 80 Combined Years Of Maritime Law Experience

Maritime Injury Claims For Alaska Crewman Against Alaska Coastal Villages

Injured working as a fisherman for Alaska Coastal Villages? If you have been injured working aboard the Northern Hawk, Flicka, Lilli Ann, Arctic Sea, Arctic Mariner or North Sea, the maritime lawyers at Trueb Berne & Beard, LLP, can help you make claim for maintenance and cure benefits and to seek fair and just compensation under the Jones Act and Unseaworthiness Doctrine. Our lawyers have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for Alaska commercial fishermen and fish processors.

We are experienced in handling maritime claims for crewmen against Alaska fishing companies. We can help you understand the Federal Maritime laws that govern your case. The lawyers at Trueb Berne & Beard, LLP, are committed to getting fair compensation for injured fishermen. They understand vessel safety and know how a moment’s negligence can result in a lifetime injury.

You Are Protected By Federal Maritime Laws

Coastal Village Regional Fund (CVRF) owns and operates the largest seafood company in Alaska. Their fishing vessels commercially fish for pollock, cod and crab. The Northern Hawk is a 341-foot catcher/ processor that employs a crew of up to 35. The Lilli Ann is a 141-foot long-liner that can carry a crew of up to 27.

Crewmen and fish processors working aboard Coastal Village vessels are protected by federal maritime laws. In almost all cases when a worker aboard a Coastal Village vessel becomes ill or is injured at work, Coastal Villages must pay their reasonable and necessary medical expenses. Under federal maritime law, you have the right to select your own treating doctors. In almost all cases the vessel owner has to pay all reasonable and necessary medical expenses associated with your injury.

Our Attorneys Have Over Eight Decades Of Combined Experience

While an injured crewman is recovering from his injury or illness, Coastal must also pay maintenance, a daily living allowance. The daily rate of your maintenance benefits varies depending upon where you live and your living circumstances.

If injured as a result of negligence or unseaworthiness, you are entitled to make claims for past and future lost wages, impairment of your future earning capacity, and damages for your pain and suffering and emotional distress. The maritime injury lawyers at Trueb Berne & Beard, LLP, understand how injuries impact you, your family, and your ability to return to work in the future. Experience matters when it comes to getting fair compensation for injured commercial fishermen.

We Represent Clients In Virtually Every Type Of Maritime Injury Case

The lawyers at Trueb Berne & Beard, LLP, have handled virtually every type of injury accident aboard commercial fishing vessels, including claims involving deckhand injuries and fish processor injuries. We have handled claims for crewmen who have been injured getting on or off the vessel; working in the cargo hold; working on deck; working with cranes and winches; slipping and falling on stairs, walkways and ladders; crab pot injuries involving pot launchers, line coilers, crab blocks, bait choppers, sorting tables; fire and explosions.

Our lawyers have experience representing crewmen with all types of injuries including those involving traumatic brain injury, loss of sight, balance disorders, neck and back injuries, shoulder, elbow, hand and wrist injuries, and amputations of hands and feet.

We Will Review Your Case During A Free Consultation

When Lanning Trueb and his partners at Trueb Berne & Beard, LLP, tell you that you have a good case, it is based upon years of experience successfully representing injured commercial fishermen. Let us put our experience in past cases to work for you. We haven’t handled just a few Jones Act maritime cases, rather it has been the focus of our practice for over 30 years. Our lawyers represented crewmen’s families in various Alaska fishing boat sinkings, including the Alaska Ranger, Arctic Rose, Galaxy, and the Aleutian Enterprise.

If you have been seriously hurt on a fishing boat in Alaska, you need a maritime injury lawyer with the experience of Trueb Berne & Beard, LLP. For a free initial consultation about your claim call 907-802-4559 or contact us online.