Brain & Head Injuries

Aboard a tug boat, fishing boat, or ship, defective equipment, unsafe practices, negligence of a fellow crewman, and cargo handling errors result in thousands of serious maritime injuries every year, many of them life altering brain injuries. At Stacey & Jacobsen, PLLC, our maritime lawyers are experienced in helping injured fishermen, tug boat workers, and other seamen recover money damages for brain injuries that occur at sea.

If you or someone you love has suffered any type of brain or head injury, from a serious concussion to a skull fracture with subdural hematomas, we know how to help. Ask us about the maritime brain injury cases we have handled or call our Seattle office at 866-974-9633 to get started on your case today.

The lawyers at Stacey & Jacobsen, PLLC, have extensive experience handling claims for seamen who have suffered cognitive and seizure disorders as a result of closed head injuries, skull fractures, near drowning, electrical shocks, and other accidents.

We Work With The Best

Working with highly qualified neurologists and experienced neuro-psychologists is important to establishing an injured seaman's right to compensation.

Closed head injuries can result in:

  • Memory problems
  • Headaches of brain injury
  • Seizure disorders
  • Dizziness
  • Impaired balance
  • Ringing in the ears and loss of hearing
  • Impaired attention span
  • Impaired or double vision
  • Loss of smell and taste
  • Difficulty speaking
  • Loss of executive function

Brain injuries can disrupt the normal thinking process and are often difficult to detect and prove without complex neuro-psychological testing. Brain injury victims frequently become depressed and withdrawn. Common symptoms from closed head injuries include chronic pain, headaches, lack of energy, irritability, and loss of temper.

Family and friends of injured seamen are key to establishing the difference in the injured crewman's personality and thinking process following a head injury aboard ship. It is the nature of closed head injuries that the injured crewman may be the last to realize the changes in his thinking process were caused by injuries to the brain.

We Understand These Serious Cases

A brain injury can rob you of your ability to work and earn a living and your ability to enjoy life the way you once did. The brain remains the body's most complex organ, and even minor damage can result in severe impairments to an injured worker.

The maritime law attorneys of Stacey & Jacobsen, PLLC have years of experience helping crewmen who have suffered brain injuries while working at sea receive compensation for their injuries. It costs you nothing to find out if you have a case, and you will pay no attorney fees unless we win money damages for you. The lawyers at Stacey & Jacobsen, PLLC have proven results for brain injury victims.