Alaska Fishing Vessel Accidents
For decades, the award-winning lawyers of Kraft Davies Olsson PLLC, have represented commercial fishermen and fish processors injured on factory trawlers, long liners, crab boats, and other commercial fishing vessels and tenders. We have earned a national reputation for our work representing injured commercial fishermen and have taken on some of the largest fishing companies in the world for injured fishermen. We understand that commercial fishing in Alaska, Washington, and Oregon is tough work and demands long hours and that sea conditions can be dangerous.Factory Trawler Accidents
When an employer fails to follow recognized safety practices or provides defective equipment, serious needless injuries can occur to commercial fishermen that have life-long consequences for them and their families. Following a serious injury, the wages that commercial fishing families depend on for support may vanish and only legal action can restore that financial support. We understand how the lives of commercial fishermen can be changed in an instant due to an unsafe condition; we've seen it. From decades of experience representing injured commercial fishermen, we know the equipment used on fishing boats, in the processing factories below deck, and out on the trawl deck.
Whether you injury occurred on a factory trawler, crabbing vessel, or a smaller vessel, our lawyers have more than 65 years of experience handling commercial fishing injury cases and are well-recognized by fishing companies and insurance companies as lawyers that fight hard for our clients in the courtroom and in negotiations. We offer a free initial consultation to injured commercial fishermen and fish processors at your home, in our office, or elsewhere. Call us today for a free case evaluation at 206.624.8844.Fishing and Crabbing Boat Accidents
At Kraft Davies Olsson PLLC, our attorneys have helped secure some of the largest verdicts and settlements in the fishing industry for injured workers. We have represented clients from around the country in hundreds of commercial fishing-related injury and death cases. Having handled fishing injury cases for decades, we understand the equipment used on the stern decks of fishing and crabbing boats, the procedures used for hauling gear, and when fishing companies are engaged in unsafe work practices. With the heavy equipment used on these vessels, there is little margin for error or defect in the equipment and unsafe conditions can lead to very serious injuries. Common injuries include slips and falls on unreasonably slick decks, unsafe lifting practices, crew getting hit with swinging loads from the crane or boom, crush injuries from moving equipment and crab pots, amputations and other injuries from unguarded equipment, falling overboard due to unsafe sea conditions or being pulled overboard by lines. In each case, our attorneys carefully analyze and investigate the facts to determine why and how your injury occurred.Serious Injuries on Fishing Boats
Our award-winning lawyers are prepared to handle a variety of complex injury cases, including the following types of common injuries on fishing vessels:
- PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder)
- Electrical shock
- Burn injuries
- Neck and back injuries
- Brain trauma
- Spinal cord injuries/paralysis
- Severed limb/amputation
- Wrongful death
For more information or to schedule a free case evaluation with an experienced Alaskan fishing vessel injury lawyer, please contact us or call 206.624.8844 . Headquartered in the maritime hub of Seattle, Washington, we represent the best interests of injured commercial fishermen throughout the United States.