Trident Seafoods is the largest fishing company in Alaska. Trident Seafoods has over 4,000 workers aboard Trident vessels each year. Trident's fishing fleet includes factory trawlers, crab boats, tenders, and fish processors. If you or a family member were seriously injured on a Trident vessel or injured on an Alaska fishing vessel, then you should read this article. It may mean the difference in your case.
Each season, crew members working on Alaska fishing vessels are seriously injured and killed. Many of these deaths and/or injuries are caused by negligence or unseaworthiness. These workers are Seaman and are eligible for Seaman's benefits and/or Jones Act benefits.
If your Alaska fishing accident was caused by negligence or unseaworthiness, you are probably entitled to damages for lost wages, lost earning capacity, past and future pain and suffering, disability and disfigurement, and medical treatment. A crew member is entitled to receive maintenance, cure, and unearned wages.
You can also choose your own doctor for treatment, and should receive a daily maintenance allowance until you have reached maximum medical improvement.
Alaska Fish Processors from California
Many of the big Alaska Fish Processing Companies regularly recruit workers from California to work on Alaska Fish Processing Vessels. When they get seriously hurt, they get shipped home. When the injury is serious, what should they do?
We recommend they call us. Many times, we can bring claims for Alaska fish processors in California State Court. Flying back and forth to Alaska can really add up the costs of a lawsuit. When you bring your case in California State Court, you in effect, level the playing field between you and the insurance company.
The last thing the insurance company wants you to do is file your claim in California State Court.
By doing so, you are taking away the fish processing companies big advantage, which is making you file a claim in Alaska. Thus, if you are from California and you were injured on an Alaska fish processor vessel you should get Californian representation. If you call an Alaska attorney they are most likely going to file your claim in Alaska. If you hire a Washington lawyer, they most likely are going to try and file your claim in Washington.
And if you hire us we'll bring your case back home, where it's meant to be.
Trident Fishing and Processing Fleet
The following is a list of the vessels in the Trident Seafood’s Fleet.
Trident Factory Crawler Vessels
The Trident trawl catcher processor fleet has 3 vessels ranging in size from 270 to 300 ft. These Trident Seafoods vessels operate in the Bering Sea, Aleutian Islands, Washington and Oregon with the majority of the harvesting operations taking place in the Bering Sea.
The Aleutian Falcon and Pribilof are processing vessels in the 210' to 230' range. The primary products for these vessels is herring and salmon, both in Bristol Bay and SE Alaska. Most of their season is April through August.
Trawl Catcher Vessels
The Trident trawl catcher vessel fleet is comprised of 11 vessels ranging in size from 100 to 165 ft. These vessels operate in the Bering Sea, Aleutian Islands and Gulf of Alaska with the majority of the harvesting operations taking place in the Bering Sea. They fish in the late winter and in the summer months.
Crab Catcher Vessels
The Trident crab catcher vessel fleet has 5 vessels ranging in size from 108 to 144 ft. These vessels spend the majority of their fishing time in the Bering Sea. They fish from late fall through the winter months.
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At times, lawsuits and claims must be filed where the incident occurred or, for example, pursuant to a forum selection clause, in cities far removed from where the claimant resides. Thus, we accept cases with clients that live all over America and the world. The Turley & Mara Law Firm, APLC has a world-wide practice.
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