Crab Block and Crab Fishing Accidents
Anchorage, Alaska, Crab Boat Fishing Accidents
Alaska maritime injury and wrongful death attorneys
Working as a deckhand on a crab boat is one of the most dangerous jobs in the world. In addition to a constantly moving deck and numbing cold, the crab boat deckhands use hydraulic crab blocks to haul crab pots weighing up to a thousand pounds from sea that can reach 30 feet in height.
These dangerous conditions make serious injuries far more likely even in the best of circumstances, and almost inevitable if safety procedures are not closely followed. Loss of limbs and crushing hand and arm injuries are frequently seen in crewmen assigned to run the crab block, line bin, pot launcher, and bait chopper.
Federal maritime law and the Jones Act, allow injured crab fisherman to seek money damages and maintenance and cure if they've been injured at sea. If a death results from a crab fishing accident, family members can seek compensation by filing a wrongful death claim.
Prompt investigation of crab boat injury cases is essential to protect the rights and livelihood of fishermen. Call toll free: 1-866-974-9633 to speak directly with an experienced Alaska maritime injury attorney call Beard Stacey & Jacobsen, LLP.
Our firm has handled more crab boat injury cases than any other law firm in the area. We've helped injured crabbers get millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements in cases involving crab blocks, picking booms, crab pot launchers, “bite of the line,” and moving and stacking pots.
You have a right to compensation
If you have been injured in a fishing accident aboard a crab boat or other fishing boat, find out about your rights. Contact an experienced Alaska maritime injury lawyer at Beard, Stacey & Jacobsen for advice.
Call 1-877-DECKLAW (1-866-974-9633). We offer a free, confidential consultation in crab fishing injury cases in Anchorage, Kodiak, Juneau, Homer, Sitka, Dutch Harbor, and other maritime towns throughout Alaska.