Trawl Vessel Claims
Whether midwater or bottom trawling aboard a catcher or catcher/processor vessel, trawl vessel deckhands 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 trawl or catcher/processor vessel, 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 trawling for pollock, flathead sole, rexsole, yellowfin sole, Alaska plaice, arrowtooth flounder, rockfish, cod or atka mackerel in waters off Alaska, or trawling for pacific hake in the waters off Oregon, deckhands working aboard trawlers and catcher/processor vessels work around heavy, dangerous equipment ranging from trawl gear winches, reels, warp and third wires, doors, chains, rollers, rock hoppers, and cod ends. Trawler deckhand work is often well off shore, and requires long hours of work in rough seas, with constant attention to detail, and little room for error.
Our attorneys have decades of experience handling pollock trawl, flatfish trawl, and factory processor vessel deckhand maritime injury and wrongful death claims. Our understanding of maritime insurance and how trawl fisheries and pot cod 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.