American Seafood Injury Claims

American Seafoods is one of the United States' largest commercial fishing companies. They operate a fleet of catcher processor and longline freezer vessels operating principally in Alaska's Bering Sea. Vessels owned by American Seafoods include some of the largest and most sophisticated commercial fishing vessels in the world:

American DynastyNorthern Jaeger
American TriumphNorthern Eagle
Katie AnnNorthern Hawk
Ocean Rover

Lawyers For Injured Alaska Deckhands And Fish Processors

Crewmen, deckhands, and fish processors work aboard these vessels on crewshares harvesting pollock, cod, hake, and yellow fin sole. American Seafoods' vessels process millions of pounds of white fish at sea each year. American Seafoods' factory trawlers are the largest harvesters of fish in the Bering Sea with the rights to approximately 45 percent of all of the allocated market share being designated to its vessels.

The crews of American Seafoods' vessels* work under some of the most difficult and dangerous weather conditions on earth. Working on constantly moving vessels, hauling back nets, setting gear, processing fish, and handling cargo is one of the most dangerous jobs in the world and exposes crewmen, deckhands, and fish processors to the risk of serious personal injuries.

Injured?

If you have been injured working as a crewman, deckhand, or fish processor aboard an American Seafoods fishing vessel, you are entitled to compensation under the Jones Act and the general maritime law. If your injury was the result of negligence or unseaworthiness, you are entitled to compensation for pain and suffering, lost past and future wages, medical expenses, and retraining costs.

Under the general maritime law, crewmen and processors injured or becoming ill while aboard a vessel are entitled to maintenance and cure benefits; this is a no-fault remedy that requires the seaman's employer to pay all reasonable and necessary medical expenses and a basic living allowance to crewmen while they are recovering from their injuries.

Get Started On Your Case

Our law firm, Stacey & Jacobsen, PLLC is one of the nation's leading maritime injury law firms. We have handled thousands of Jones Act personal injury cases for injured seamen, deckhands, and fish processors. Contact us and ask about the prior cases we have handled against American Seafoods, including the Supreme Court of Alaska's landmark decision in Nunez v. American Seafoods, 52 P.3d 720 (2002). The firm has successfully represented injured crewmen, deckhands, and fish processors in claims against American Seafoods, recovering millions of dollars in fair compensation for its clients.

Call an attorney at Stacey & Jacobsen, PLLC for a free initial legal consultation about your injury maritime injury claim and rights under the Jones Act. We have offices located in Seattle and Anchorage and represent injured seamen, fishermen, and fish processors throughout the United States.

*Stacey & Jacobsen, PLLC is a maritime personal injury firm representing injured seaman in Jones Act and general maritime law claims. Stacey & Jacobsen, PLLC does not represent American Seafoods or their insurance companies.