The maritime injury lawyers at Stacey & Jacobsen, PLLC have been helping injured fishermen and seamen from Tacoma and Olympia for over two decades. If you have been injured working as a seaman aboard a ship, tug, ferry boat, fishing vessel, or fish processor, you are entitled to benefits under Federal Maritime Law.

What Is The Jones Act?

The Jones Act and the general maritime law provide benefits to compensate injured seamen. Under the maintenance and cure doctrine, the employers of injured seamen must pay all the seamen's reasonable and necessary medical bills. The employer must also pay a daily living allowance to the injured seaman while he recovers from his injuries. The seaman does not have to prove fault of the employer to receive this basic maritime benefit.

The Jones Act provides comprehensive benefits to seamen who are injured through the negligence of their employer, or the unseaworthiness of their vessel. If negligence or unseaworthiness causes a seaman's injury, the seaman may receive compensation for pain and suffering, disfigurement, loss of enjoyment of life, lost past and future wages, retraining costs, and medical expenses. Call our office at 866-974-9633 to learn more about your rights.

Experienced And Successful Tacoma Maritime Injury Lawyers

Few attorneys in the country can match Stacey & Jacobsen, PLLC's experience in handling maritime injury claims. Stacey & Jacobsen is one of the nation's leading maritime personal injury firms. They have handled thousands of Jones Act personal injury claims for injured seamen. They have represented clients from nearly every state in the country, handling more than 50 maritime wrongful death claims, and recovering millions of dollars in compensation for their clients.

The firm has office located in Seattle and Anchorage, and lawyers in the firm are licensed in Oregon, Washington, and Alaska. If you have been injured on a vessel home ported in Washington, or injured while working fishing in Alaska, it makes sense to hire a maritime lawyer located in Seattle or Anchorage, as this is where almost all fishing accident claims will have to filed.

Get In Touch Today

If you are an injured fishermen, tug boat worker, deckhand, ferry worker, master mate, or pilot, contact Stacey & Jacobsen, PLLC to learn more about your rights as an injured seaman. Don't let the insurance companies take advantage of you when you are injured. Initial legal consultations are free, and it costs you nothing to learn about your rights to benefits.