Icicle Seafoods Inc.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) notes that commercial fishing is one of the most hazardous occupations in the United States as a whole. In fact, commercial fishing has a fatality rate that is 29 times the national average. Given the inherent dangers of engaging in fishing work, most, if not all, fishing companies carry insurance to cover the costs associated with injured employees. If you have been injured while working for Icicle Seafoods Inc., you may be able to build a case with the help of a maritime lawyer from Brais Law Firm. 

Icicle Seafoods Inc. Has a History of Employee Injuries

Icicle Seafoods, Inc. is a for-profit corporation that was established in 1965 and presently offers a variety of seafood-processing services throughout Alaska. The company partners with local workers including gillnetters, seiners, longliners, trawlers, pot fishermen, and crabbers in order to process and distribute seafood around the world. Unlike many other companies, Icicle Seafoods Inc. employs its workers year-round. Icicle Seafoods’ fleet consists of the Northern Victor, Gordon Jensen, and the R.M. Thorstenson.  Icicle carries insurance to cover costs linked to employee injuries and deaths. That said, those who have been hurt will need to seek appropriate compensation for the costs and damages related to their injuries. Injured parties tend to want to sue Icicle and companies like it directly; however, your first course of action is to seek compensation from Icicle Seafoods’ insurer.

How Can a Maritime Lawyer Help?

It is important to note that Icicle Seafoods’ insurance company does not work for you; they work for profit and make more of it when they deny or reduce your claim. When you have been injured on the job in a traditional industry, you would generally be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost earnings, and other damages through workers’ compensation. Workers’ compensation is a no-fault system, which means that you can collect compensation even in some instances where you were the cause of the accident or incident that led to your injury. However, this is not the case with the work of seamen.

Liability for injuries to seamen is different as federal maritime law will often apply. This body of law generally requires that you prove the negligence of the employer in order to get compensation — meaning they had a responsibility to you that was breached, resulting in your accident and injury. The maritime lawyers at Brais Law Firm will carefully assess the facts and circumstances of your injuries and help to determine what laws apply. They will then measure your damages and seek to collect them through whatever means possible from the insurance company.

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Reach Out to a Commercial Fishing Injury Attorney at Brais Law Firm Today

If you or a loved one has been injured while performing dangerous commercial fishing work for Icicle Seafoods Inc. or any other company, you may have a claim to collect payment for the costs and damages that are linked to your injuries. Connect with Brais Law Firm by calling 800-499-0551, or visit our website to book your initial free consultation.

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