Fishing Company of Alaska Injury Claims
Jones Act Injury claims lawyer representing Alaska fish processors and deckhands, Millions in Compensation Recovered – Call 1 800-621- 1091 to Discuss Your Case
The Fishing Company of Alaska (FCA) owns four Alaska head and gut catcher processors: Alaska Warrior, Alaska Spirit, Alaska Victory, and Alaska Juris. Crewmen and fish processors injured as a result of negligence or unseaworthiness aboard FCA vessels are entitled to claim compensation under Federal maritime laws.
Maritime injury lawyer James M. Beard has recovered millions of dollars in compensation for injured Alaska fishermen, deckhands and fish processors. Let Beard put his 30 years of maritime law experience to work for you getting you the fair compensation you are entitled to under Federal maritime law and the Jones Act. Beard has successfully litigated big and small cases against the Fishing Company of Alaska, including claims for wrongful death and amputation injury. Beard was one of the lead lawyers in the Alaska Ranger sinking case.
If you have been injured as a result of negligence or unseaworthiness while working aboard an FCA vessel, you can claim damages for past and future medical bills, pain and suffering, and lost past and future lost wages. It is your right as an injured crewman under Federal maritime law to claim damages that fully compensate you for all your injuries. In serious cases involving permanent disabling injuries, getting you fair compensation for your injuries is critical to your future.
Don’t accept blame for an injury accident that wasn’t your fault. Your employer owes you a safe place to work, a competently trained crew, and a well maintained vessel. Working excessive hours in heavy weather unreasonably increases the risk of injury to a crewman. Safety guards should never be removed from fish processing equipment. An Injured crewman should not be forced to continue to do work which may aggravate his injuries.
From the freezer hold to the trawl deck, Beard and his partners at Johnson Beard & Trueb PC understand how injury accidents happen aboard FCA vessels. They know how those accidents can be prevented, and they understand your injuries. They know how a permanent injury can impact a commercial fisherman’s ability to work aboard an Alaska fish processing vessel in the future.
With only a few legal exceptions, the Fishing Company of Alaska owes their injured crewmen a duty to pay maintenance and cure benefits. FCA should pay your reasonable medical bills and a daily living allowance while you are recovering from your injuries. If your injuries prevent you from completing your fishing contract, FCA must pay your wages for the full contract period. You have the right to select your own treating doctors.
Claims for injured fishermen and fish processors are governed by Federal maritime law and the Jones Act. The laws relating to fishing accident injury cases are significantly different than land-based workers’ compensation claims. It is important that your treating doctors understand the difference between maritime injury claims and state workers’ compensation claims.
FCA currently has four active Alaska fishing vessels: Alaska Juris, Alaska Warrior, Alaska Spirit and Alaska Victory. New management at the Fishing Company of Alaska is working to improve the company’s previous safety record. Beard does not represent FCA or their insurance company. Beard is always on the side of the injured crewman and never represents the insurance company.
If you have questions about your legal rights to medical care or right to receive compensation for pain and suffering and past and future lost wages, contact Johnson Beard & Trueb PC for a free initial consultation toll free at 1-800-621-1091. If Beard tells you that you have a good claim against the Fishing Company of Alaska, that opinion is based upon 30 years of successfully representing injured crewmen.