With heavy gear and powerful equipment all around you on a pitching, slippery deck, a fishing boat is often a hazardous environment that poses multiple serious injury risks. At Kraft Palmer Davies, PLLC, in Seattle, Washington, we represent commercial fishermen and understand the many risks they face on a daily basis.
Experienced Advocates for Commercial Fishermen
Our Seattle maritime lawyers will work hard to hold the vessel owner accountable for a serious commercial fishing injury to a deckhand or processing worker. Contact us at 206-624-8844 or toll free at 800-448-8008, if you have been injured in any of the following:
You Need to Take Steps Following a Commercial Fishing Injury
At Kraft Palmer Davies, PLLC, we encourage all commercial fisherman to ensure that they have filled out a report to document the incident, and, if possible, have the master log the injury. Following that, you must immediately see a doctor for proper medical evaluation. The sooner you get to a doctor, the sooner that physician can assess your medical condition.
Your Rights in a Commercial Fishing Injury Claim
If you have been injured or lost a loved one who worked in the commercial fishing industry, you may be entitled to the following:
- Unearned Wages
- Maintenance and Cure
- Damages for Lost Wages
- Damages for Lost Earning Capacity
- Damages Future Lost Wages
- Damages for Pain, Suffering and Permanent Disability
- Damages for Loss of Enjoyment of Life
Experienced Commercial Fishing Injury Lawyers
Our attorneys bring not only experience in this specific area of our personal injury practice, but a thorough knowledge of the Jones Act and other maritime laws. That level of service ensures that your commercial fishing injury claim will get the attention it deserves from a seasoned maritime attorney.
Contact a Seattle Fishing Injury Attorney
Don't be coerced into taking a quick settlement from your employer or their insurance company. For more information or to schedule an appointment with an experienced lawyer regarding a crabbing injury or processing accident, please contact us or call 206-624-8844 for a free initial consultation.