American Seafoods Cargo Line

The CDC notes that commercial fishing is one of the most dangerous occupations in the U.S. with a fatality rate that is 29 times the national average. The company American Seafoods has been involved in fishing in addition to at-sea processing for decades since its foundation in 1988. The company began with a single vessel and now has a fleet of vessels with cutting-edge fishing and processing technology. While American Seafoods has experienced significant success in the years since it began, it has also encountered a number of issues concerning employee injuries. Fishing on the ocean is a dangerous job, and the seamen who are working on vessels at sea, whether fishing or processing a catch or working on an oil rig, are protected by a variety of statutes in the event they are injured. To learn what statutes might apply to your injury while working for American Seafoods and to begin the process of filing the claim necessary to collect your damages, reach out to a maritime lawyer from Brais Law Firm and read on to learn more. 

The Fleet of American Seafoods

Collecting compensation for your damages often requires that the liable party is capable of covering these costs. When it comes to a large company like American Seafoods, there is no worry in this regard. It is important to note that you may not even know if you worked for American Seafoods before as the names of the ships in their fleet do not obviously state the company’s name. But rest assured that our attorneys can help you make that determination. The vessels included in American Seafoods’ fleet are:

  • Katie Ann
  • Northern Eagle
  • American Triumph
  • American Dynasty
  • Ocean Rover
  • Northern Jaeger
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Employers like American Seafoods Have a Duty to Keep Employees Protected from Illness and Injury

Under the Jones Act, seamen who, due to their employer’s negligence, are injured while working on vessels are entitled to damages. This is because your employer has a duty to keep the workplace safe. When this duty is breached, you have a right to collect compensation for the costs and damages linked to your injury.

Contact a Maritime Lawyer for Advocacy and Support on Your Claim

Being injured when trying to generate income to support yourself and your family can be especially frustrating as not only are you unable to earn, but you may have extensive medical bills that you also need to cover. While you might worry that you cannot afford a lawyer to help with your claim, that is not always the case. We offer a risk-free, cost-free initial consultation, and if we take your case, it may be on contingency, which means that we only get paid if we win. To explore options on your claim or case, call a maritime lawyer at Brais Law Firm at 800-499-0551, or visit our website to book your initial free consultation.

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