Fish processors who are injured while working aboard fishing vessels in Alaska are protected by Federal Maritime law. If you have been injured working aboard a fishing vessel in Alaska you have valuable rights to claim compensation for your injuries. The lawyers at Johnson Beard & Trueb PC have handled over a thousand maritime injury claims and recovered millions of dollars in compensation for their clients located in Alaska and throughout the United States. Call our maritime injury lawyers for a free initial consultation to discuss your potential claim.
The lawyers at Johnson Beard & Trueb PC understand how accidents happen aboard fish processing vessels. They have handled claims involving injuries caused by fish processing equipment, lifting injuries, ladder and stair accidents, defective equipment, unsafe work practice, repetitive use injuries, failure to properly train, negligence of fellow crewman, and unseaworthy vessels. Our maritime lawyers known how these accidents can be prevented, and they will work hard to get you the your fair compensation for your injuries.
In almost all cases injured Alaska fish processors are entitled to “maintenance and cure” benefits. With few exceptions, the vessel owner is required by law to pay for all your reasonable and necessary medical expenses associated with a shipboard injury. The vessel owner must also pay you a reasonable daily living allowance while you are recovering from your injury.
In addition to maintenance and cure benefits fish processors injured as a result of negligence or unseaworthiness are entitled to compensation for past and future lost wags, lost wage earning capacity, psychological injuries, and pain and suffering. Let the lawyers at Johnson Beard & Trueb PC review the facts of your case and evaluate the money damages you may be entitled to because of your injury. Contact us toll free at 888.277.0661, for a free legal consultation about your maritime injury.