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Providence Alaska Medical Center

Legal Help for Injured Fisherman and Maritime Workers

Providence Alaska Medical Center provides medical care to those seriously injured fisherman and fish processors that work at sea in Alaska. The Maritime Injury Lawyers and Jones Act Lawyers at Johnson Beard & Trueb are located in Anchorage, Alaska. They make visits to injured crewman and their families at Providence Alaska Medical Center to explain the complex maritime laws that govern a fishing accident case. Getting an experienced maritime lawyer to work on your case gathering evidence and protecting your rights is important to the compensation and the medical care that you receive.

Unfortunately, a moment’s negligence may lead to a life-time injury that causes pain and disability which prohibits your ability to return to work at sea. The lawyers at Johnson Beard & Trueb have handled thousands of cases involving commercial fisherman and fish processors. They have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for their clients throughout the United States. From their first meeting with you, whether it be at Providence Alaska Medical Center, your home or their office - the lawyers at Johnson Beard & Trueb get to work protecting your rights.

For over 30 years the lawyers at Johnson Beard & Trueb have been trusted by Alaska fishermen to recover fair compensation for their injuries. They have represented families in wrongful death claims in sinking cases invovling the Aleutian Enterprise, Alaska Ranger, and Arctic Rose. Johnson Beard & Trueb are the Alaska Maritime Lawyers trusted by injured commercial fisherman and maritime workers.

When you have been seriously injured and are recovering from your injuries at Providence Alaska Medical Center, the insurance company for the vessel and your employer starts to work against you, their job is to keep medical expenses to a minimum, and to pay you as little compensation as possible for your injuries. The insurance adjuster is working for the insurance company and not for you. The insurance company may be talking to your doctors and making decisions about the medical care you are entitled to without you being a part of the decision making process. Hiring an experienced maritime lawyer levels the playing field and helps you get all the benefits you deserve.

Under the Federal Maritime law doctrine of maintenance and cure, an injured seaman is in almost all cases entitled to have all medical bills paid for by the vessel owner. The “cure” benefit includes the obligation to pay reasonable and necessary medical expenses you incur at Providence Alaska Medical Center. In most cases, the vessel must pay to return you where you live so that you may receive follow up medical care.

You are also entitled to maintenance payments until you have reached the point of maximum medical improvement. Maintenance is a daily living allowance while you are recovering from your injuries and unable to work. Determining the correct rate of maintenance can be a complicated process. The lawyers at Johnson Beard & Trueb help injured fisherman and fish processors get a fair maintenance rate.

Under the Jones Act, commercial fisherman and fish processors injured working at sea as the result of employer negligence are entitled to full compensation for their injuries. Compensation under the Jones Act includes compensation for pain and suffering, emotional distress, lost past and future wages, and future medical bills.

The lawyers at Johnson Beard & Trueb know the physical strength and fitness required to work at sea. We know how accidents happen working at sea, and how those accidents can be prevented. We have compassion for our clients and seek to make those persons responsible for their injuries pay fair compensation. Fishing profits should never have priority over the safety of the vessel’s crew.

As an injured seaman you have legal rights under Federal maritime law. The lawyers at Johnson Beard & Trueb help protect those rights, and will work with you to get you the medical care you need and the compensation you deserve. Never sign a release without first contacting an experienced maritime lawyer. Understand that the insurance company’s job is to minimize your medical expenses and pay you as little compensation as possible. Our lawyers are available to visit you at Providence Alaska Medical Center to explain your rights to benefits under Federal Maritime Law. Call 907-277-0161 or toll free at 1-888-277-0661 to schedule a free initial legal consultation about your rights to maintenance and cure and compensation under the Jones Act.