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$ 4,000,000 Fishing Boat Fire and Explosion
Circulating compressor explodes leading to burns to deckhand engineer

$ 3,350,000 Fish Processor Injury
Confidential settlement for fish processor injured through negligence aboard ship

$ 3,250,000 Brain Injury
Tug Boat deckhand injured on barge by unseaworthy crane

$ 2,900,000 Wrongful Death for Seaman
Oil response Worker died when winch failed

$ 2,600,000 Arm Injury
Improperly trained fish processor injured cleaning Surimi auger

$ 2,500,000 Amputated hand
Fish processor injured by unguarded fish header

$ 2,500,000 Class Action Wage Dispute for crewman maintenance and cure

$ 2,240,000 Tug Boat Deckhand hand Injury
Tug boat deck hand injured through faulty equipment

$ 2,350,000 Deckhand Injury
Deckhand's foot crushed by moving deck hatch - Boston jury verdict

$ 2,300,000 Brain Injury and Seizure disorder
Negligent failure to provide ship pilot's safe transfer between ships

$ 2,300,000 Wrongful death claims for crewmen in factory trawler sinking


$ 4,000,000 Fishing Boat Fire and Explosion
Circulating compressor explodes leading to burns to deckhand engineer

$ 3,350,000 Fish Processor Injury
Confidential settlement for fish processor injured through negligence aboard ship

$ 3,250,000 Brain Injury
Tug Boat deckhand injured on barge by unseaworthy crane

$ 2,900,000 Wrongful Death for Seaman
Oil response Worker died when winch failed

$ 2,600,000 Arm Injury
Improperly trained fish processor injured cleaning Surimi auger

$ 2,500,000 Amputated hand
Fish processor injured by unguarded fish header

$ 2,500,000 Class Action Wage Dispute for crewman maintenance and cure

$ 2,240,000 Tug Boat Deckhand hand Injury
Tug boat deck hand injured through faulty equipment

$ 2,350,000 Deckhand Injury
Deckhand's foot crushed by moving deck hatch - Boston jury verdict

$ 2,300,000 Brain Injury and Seizure disorder
Negligent failure to provide ship pilot's safe transfer between ships

$ 2,300,000 Wrongful death claims for crewmen in factory trawler sinking


$ 4,000,000 Fishing Boat Fire and Explosion
Circulating compressor explodes leading to burns to deckhand engineer

$ 3,350,000 Fish Processor Injury
Confidential settlement for fish processor injured through negligence aboard ship

$ 3,250,000 Brain Injury
Tug Boat deckhand injured on barge by unseaworthy crane

$ 2,900,000 Wrongful Death for Seaman
Oil response Worker died when winch failed

$ 2,600,000 Arm Injury
Improperly trained fish processor injured cleaning Surimi auger

$ 2,500,000 Amputated hand
Fish processor injured by unguarded fish header

$ 2,500,000 Class Action Wage Dispute for crewman maintenance and cure

$ 2,240,000 Tug Boat Deckhand hand Injury
Tug boat deck hand injured through faulty equipment

$ 2,350,000 Deckhand Injury
Deckhand's foot crushed by moving deck hatch - Boston jury verdict

$ 2,300,000 Brain Injury and Seizure disorder
Negligent failure to provide ship pilot's safe transfer between ships

$ 2,300,000 Wrongful death claims for crewmen in factory trawler sinking


$ 4,000,000 Fishing Boat Fire and Explosion
Circulating compressor explodes leading to burns to deckhand engineer

$ 3,350,000 Fish Processor Injury
Confidential settlement for fish processor injured through negligence aboard ship

$ 3,250,000 Brain Injury
Tug Boat deckhand injured on barge by unseaworthy crane

$ 2,900,000 Wrongful Death for Seaman
Oil response Worker died when winch failed

$ 2,600,000 Arm Injury
Improperly trained fish processor injured cleaning Surimi auger

$ 2,500,000 Amputated hand
Fish processor injured by unguarded fish header

$ 2,500,000 Class Action Wage Dispute for crewman maintenance and cure

$ 2,240,000 Tug Boat Deckhand hand Injury
Tug boat deck hand injured through faulty equipment

$ 2,350,000 Deckhand Injury
Deckhand's foot crushed by moving deck hatch - Boston jury verdict

$ 2,300,000 Brain Injury and Seizure disorder
Negligent failure to provide ship pilot's safe transfer between ships

$ 2,300,000 Wrongful death claims for crewmen in factory trawler sinking


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Injured Harbor Workers, Passengers & Business Invitees

Compensation for Injured Alaska Harbor Workers, Passengers and Business Invitees

Maritime injuries aren't limited to fisherman and deck hands. There are at least three other categories of people who get injured on ships or on shore, and who can seek compensation for those injuries under general maritime law or personal injury law:

Beard Stacey & Jacobsen, LLP helps injured people in Alaska, Oregon, Washington and across the nation get the money they need and deserve after maritime accidents.

We've been handling serious maritime injury cases for more than 20 years. We know the specialized laws that apply to accidents and injuries in the harbor and at sea. We also know how these accidents can happen. That experience means something when we stand before an insurance company, judge or jury to argue your case.

If you suffered a serious injury while working in the harbor, on a pleasure vessel, or an Alaskan charter boat, contact a maritime attorney at Beard Stacey & Jacobsen, LLP, or call us at 1-866-974-9633.

Anchorage Harbor Longshoremen and Harbor Workers

A longshoreman works on or near the water, loading, unloading and tying up the vessel. A harbor worker works on or near the water and repairs, converts, builds, or breaks apart fishing vessels or ships. Longshoremen and harbor workers are not part of the ship’s crew, instead handling matters related to the vessel from the shore.

If you are a longshoreman or harbor worker injured on the job, your injuries are covered under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA), a form of federal workers' compensation. Similar to the state work comp benefits system, the longshoreman and harbor workers’ comp system is "no-fault." You do not have to prove that anyone was negligent in causing your injuries; if you were injured on the job, you are covered under the Act.

However, if your injuries were caused by some negligence on the part of a ship’s owner, you may be able to sue the ship owner for damages in addition to receiving federal workers' comp benefits under the LHWCA. There are some limitations to the ship owner's liability, however. These 905(b) cases are extremely complex and should only be handled by an experienced maritime lawyer.

Anchorage Maritime Injury claims for passengers

Paying passengers on a boat or cruise ship can bring a personal injury claim or lawsuit against a ship owner if the vessel owner's negligence caused or contributed to an injury. Your passenger ticket is your contract. Most tickets (contracts) specify a time limit, notification requirements and the location where a lawsuit can be brought. Some might also specify that your case must be heard before an arbitrator, not a judge.

  • Time limit: In most cases you must file a claim within one year of the date of injury.
  • Notice: In most cases, an injured passenger must give the boat’s owner notice of an injury within a certain time (for example, 60 days).
  • Location of lawsuit: For most shipping lines, you will only be able to file an injury lawsuit in the state in which the company is headquartered. For instance, Holland America's ticket requires that injury lawsuits to be brought in Seattle.

Anchorage Maritime Business Invitees Injury Claims

A business invitee is someone who is onboard a vessel in order to conduct business. An example would be a surveyor or an inspector aboard to inspect the vessels. If a business person is injured on a ship because of the negligence of the vessel owner, then he or she may be able to bring a lawsuit under general maritime law.

Do you have an injury claim?

If you were injured as a harbor worker, passenger or business invitee and want to know more about whether you can get compensation for your injuries, contact the Alaska maritime attorneys at Beard Stacey Jacobsen, LLP for your free consultation.