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Fishing Company of Alaska Claims

Jones Act Claims Against Fishing Company of Alaska

For over 65 years combined, our lawyers have been representing injured fishermen and fish processors in Jones Act claims for injuries at work, including claims against The Fishing Company of Alaska. If you have questions about an injury while working for The Fishing Company of Alaska, contact an experienced maritime lawyer for a free case evaluation today at 206.624.8844.

The Fishing Company of Alaska Claims

The Fishing Company of Alaska is one of the largest fishing companies operating in Alaska and the Bering Sea. It has a long history of safety violations and made headlines across the country for the sinking of the fishing vessel ALASKA RANGER on March 23, 2008, which resulted in the death of four crew members and the rest of the crew having to abandon ship into the frigid Bering Sea waters west of Dutch Harbor, Alaska.

In 1996, a fire on another Fishing Company of Alaska vessel killed one person and the National Transportation Safety Board concluded that the company had not taken proper fire-safety precautions. In response to its investigation, the safety agency revised its fire safety policies for more than 200 fishing and processing vessels operating in Alaska.

The leading cause of death in commercial fishing is drowning due to loss or sinking of fishing vessels. According to a 2006 report by the Office of Investigation and Analysis at the U.S. Coast Guard, 641 commercial fishermen died in the United States from 1994 to 2004. On average, the fishing industry loses 127 vessels due to sinking each year.

In 2006, The Fishing Company of Alaska was also hit with a $254,500 civil penalty and permit sanctions in connection with its operation of the fishing vessel ALASKA JURIS after the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Fisheries Service determined that the company had committed numerous violations, such as tampering with or destroying equipment used by fisheries observers and failing to provide observes a safe work area.

Our lawyers have successfully handled a variety of claims against the Fishing Company of Alaska for injuries to seamen and processors, including shoulder injuries, neck injuries, back injuries, knee injuries, and other serious injuries. While working for the Fishing Company of Alaska, fish processors and crew are subject to injury from falling pans of fish product, heavy lifting, getting their hands caught in processing equipment, falling on slippery decks, and other types of serious incidents. Because our lawyers have decades of experience representing injured seamen, fishermen, and 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. If you or a family member was injured working for the Fishing Company of Alaska, we can help.

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We offer a free case evaluation for The Fishing Company of Alaska claims or injuries while working for The Fishing Company of Alaska. Contact an experienced maritime injury lawyer today for your free evaluation at 206.624.8844.