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American Seafoods Claims

Jones Act Claims Against American Seafoods Company

American Seafoods is one of the largest seafood companies in the United States and reportedly has a 45% share of the catcher-processor market share in the Bering Sea fishery in Alaska. It operates a number of factory trawlers in the Pollock, cod, hake, and yellow fin sole fisheries operating in Alaska, the Gulf of Alaska and the Bering Sea.

Over the years, our Jones Act lawyers have successfully represented a number of processors and crew from American Seafoods Company vessels seriously injured in deck operations, during processing, working in the freezer, or during offloading in Dutch Harbor, Alaska. Because our lawyers have decades of experience representing injured seamen, fishermen, and fish processors in maritime injury claims, we know the fishing industry and how to prepare a case like few law firms in the country. Let us put our expertise to work for you and your family.

Compensation for Injuries on America Seafoods’ Vessels

Under the Jones Act, injured fish processors and factory trawler crew can collect compensation for lost wages, economic losses, lost earning capacity, pain, disability, disfigurement, loss of enjoyment of life, and other damages caused by the negligence of American Seafoods, other employees, or an unsafe condition. If you have questions about the compensation you may be able to recover for an injury on an American Seafoods vessel, contact one of our award-winning maritime injury lawyers for a free consultation today.

American Seafoods Company operates the following factory trawlers:


Case Example: Our law firm represented a fish processor who sustained a serious knee injury during off-loading operations in Dutch Harbor when a heavy box of frozen product fell off at the transfer point between two conveyor belts. Although American Seafoods was aware that boxes fell off at the transfer point, it took no action to warn employees or otherwise protect employees from falling boxes during their long 16-hour shifts offloading product. When the company refused to make a reasonable offer on the claim, our lawyers took the case to trial and a King County Superior Court judge in Seattle issued a verdict in excess of $300,000 for the fish processor's knee injury claim. The trial judge also ruled that American Seafoods violated its obligation to pay maintenance and cure to our client and awarded compensatory damages to her for pain and suffering caused by the failure to satisfy its maritime obligations. This case was ultimately appealed to the Court of Appeals and is a leading case in the area of injuries to fishermen and fish processors.

Free Case Evaluation for American Seafoods Claims

If you or a family member was injured while working for America Seafoods Company, let us put our experience to work for you. Call 206.624.8844 for a free consultation with an experienced maritime injury lawyer.