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Verdicts & Settlements

$50,000,000 + Combined total settlements.
  • $4,200,000 – Total settlements paid, vessel sinking.
  • $1,800,000 – Total settlements paid, Alaska Ranger Sinking (8 claims).
  • $1,550,000 – Deck hand cable, injury, death.
  • $1,150,000 Abdomen injury.
  • $1,150,000 – Factory worker, slip and fall.
  • $1,500,000 – Verdict, deck hand, Slip and fall.
  • $800,000 – Railroad conductor, train crash .
  • $800,000 – Wrongful death, Arctic Rose sinking.
  • $800,000 - Trawler, assistant engineer, limited earnings and limited support of dependents.
  • $740,000 – Factory trawler, thumb injury.
  • $700,000 - Trawler, engineer, vessel sinking.
  • $676,000 – Ferry worker, back injury.
  • $625,000 Partial hand amputation.
  • $625,000 - Processor, injury from conveyor belt to hand.
  • $575,000 Post traumatic stress.
  • $575,000 - Fall overboard from integrated tug/barge by second mate.
  • $500,000 - Processor, hand injury, repaired, loss of some function, non-dominant hand.
  • $496,250 – Processor, good earnings history, hand caught in machine, soft tissue crush injury, permanent limited function loss.
  • $400,000 Untreated flu.
  • $395,000 - Tug deckhand, rotator cuff (frozen fairlead) and knee (slip on deck).
  • $350,000 - Crabber, assistant engineer, tips of two fingers, non-dominant hand, partially crushed.
  • $330,000 - FELA, death with comparative negligence.
  • $325,000 - Tugboat tankerman, crushed heel, fall from gangway.
  • $330,000 - Crabber, crushed ulnar nerve in arm, surgery.
  • $220,000 + $ 32,970 in punitive attorney's fees for failure to timely pay maintenance and cure - Back injury from lifting heavy bucket of debris up a ladder.
  • $252,500 - Crab fisherman trips on deck, neck injury, surgery.
  • $250,000 - Mild traumatic brain injury.
  • $250,000 - Licensed refer mechanic, surgical back.
  • $250,000 - Fall from open door on second story warehouse, construction assistant.
  • $225,000 - Crabber, back / disk injury, no surgery.
  • $225,000 - Crabber, hydraulic hose fracture hand, surgery.
  • $223,857 - Deckhand on trawler, back sprain / strain from lifting net weight chains.
  • $212,500 - Processor on trawler, fall through hatch, back injury.
  • $210,757 - Night cook, lifting bucket, back injury.
  • $210,000 (incldues maintenance) - Licensed ab/wiper, ankle fracture.
  • $200,000 - Trawler, processor, no earnings, no dependents, death.
  • $200,000 - Deckhand, factory trawler, hit on head by falling float.
  • $200,000 - Cook, factory trawler, fractured foot in galley in rough seas, surgery.
  • $192,500 - Processor, very good earnings, bilateral carpal tunnel, surgery, recovery.
  • $192,500 - Processor, severe, bilateral carpal tunnel, surgery, unresolved, good earnings.
  • $191,104.59 - Crab fishermen, limited earnings, surgical shoulder (trial) Verdict.
  • $190,000 - Slipped disk, Engineer, undoing bolts in engine room.
  • $190,000 - Back injury, strained from pulling on a wrench, assistant engineer.
  • $190,000 - Deckhand, trawler tender, back injury, pulling on net lines.
  • $187,500 - First mate, ankle injury (on shore), surgery to foot, limited restrictions, returned to duty.
  • $187,500 - Tug deckhand, good earnings, severe ankle fracture / surgeries.
  • $180,000 - Deckhand, factory trawler, fractured ankle by sweep wire, surgery.
  • $176,119 - First assistant engineer, trawler, soft tissue back pain from lifting.
  • $175,000 - Recreational boater, surgical back from wake wash, retired.
  • $175,000 - Crab fisherman, pushing pots, surgical back.
  • $175,000 - Recreational boater, back injury from being bounced from deck chair by operator failing to use due care and caution.
  • $175,000 - Crabber, hit by flying object, skull fracture, repaired.
  • $166,666 - Processor, vessel sinking, no dependents.
  • $150,000 - Merchant marine, GUIDE, finger tip injury.
  • $150,000 - Fall overboard by cook/deckhand from river barge.
  • $150,000 - Seiner, finger caught on gypsy winch, partial amputation of finger.
  • $145,000 - Deckhand, knee injury, recreational boating incident.
  • $140,000 - Processor, surgical back, fell in freezer.
  • $137,500 - Crab fisherman, hit by crab pot, neck injury, surgical fusion.
  • $135,000 - Sinking vessel, fisherman swims to waiting boat, PTSD.
  • $125,000 - Cruise boat deck hand, knee, single surgery.
  • $120,000 - Crabber, back injury pulling on a line, disk – no surgery.
  • $120,000 - Trawler – QC, good earnings, severe ankle fracture / surgery.
  • $120,000 - Trawler, processor, limited earnings, surgical back, disk injury.
  • $120,000 - Processor, disk injury, non-surgical.
  • $120,000 - Ankle Fracture, QC in Factory.
  • $115,000 - Deck hand, catcher processor, surgical neck injury.
  • $115,000 - Processor, finger injury, repaired, unguarded machinery.
  • $112,500 - Merchant marine, steward, second injury, back.
  • $105,132 - Past due maintenance, class action, maintenance denied under Workers Compensation programs.
  • $100,000 - Processor, heavy lifting, surgical back.
  • $100,000 - Merchant marine, sift tissue back.
  • $100,000 - Processor, slip / fall, surgical back.
  • $100,000 Crabber, hand crushed in launcher, surgery.
  • $100,000 (incl wages due) - Engineer, knee injury with one surgery.
  • $97,500 - Twisted foot, cyst, two surgeries on foot.
  • $97,500 - Processor, no earnings history, surgical back.
  • $97,500 - Processor knee injury, falling and twisting.
  • $95,000 - Back injury, pulling on chain, Louisiana assist boat.
  • $95,000 - Processor, lifting injury, back pain.
  • $91,250 - Processor, single finger, partial crush, repaired.
  • $85,000 - Processor, gangway gives way, thoracic fracture, nondisplaced, fully resolved.
  • $85,000 - Trawler, processor, limited earnings, disk injury.
  • $85,000 - Processor, non-displaced single vertabrae facture.
  • $85,000 - Fall, non-displaced fracture, thoracic vertebrae (healed).
  • $82,000 - Deckhand, trawler, arm pulled by trawl line.
  • $80,000 - Processor, slip and fall, low back pain, disk - no surgery.
  • $80,000 - Assistant engineer, good earnings, slip, knee twist, meniscus repair, recovered.
  • $80,000 - Engineer, trawler, good earnings, knee surgery.
  • $80,000 - Processor, limited earnings, disk injury, no surgery.
  • $80,000 - Salmon tenderman, surgical neck, slipped.
  • $77,000 - Offshore gas line, Florida, slip and fall, knee twist.
  • $75,000 - Deck hand, catcher vessel, knee injury with surgery.
  • $75,000 - Processor, little finger amputation.
  • $75,000 - Processor, lifting injury, soft tissue.
  • $72,500 - Processor, ammonia exposure, PTSD.
  • $70,000 - Processor, cart pushed into back, back injury resolved.
  • $70,000 - Processor, back injury, bruised nerve, neurological, temporary injury.
  • $70,000 - Deckhand on trawler, slip and fall knee injury.
  • $69,500 - Trawler, freezer rat, limited earnings, disk injury.
  • $69,500 - Processor, limited earnings, back injury, slip and fall with pan of fish.
  • $69,500 - Processor, back disk injury, non-surgical.
  • $65,000 - Crabber, fractured hand when line snapped, surgery.
  • $60,000 - Crabber, good earnings history, unresolved back pain.
  • $55,000 - Small passenger ferry skipper, surgical knee, full recovery.
  • $55,000 - Ferry boat skipper, cartilage / knee tear.
  • $50,000 - Merchant marine, fell from ladder, fractured ankle.
  • $50,000 - Trawler, processor, good earnings, knee surgery / recovery.
  • $50,000 - Engineer, factory trawler, fractured hand in fall, surgery.
  • $50,000 - Crabber, rotator cuff, surgery.
  • $50,000 - Knee injury, processor, twisting and lifting.
  • $50,000 - Deckhand, sinking vessel, no injury, psychological distress.
  • $50,000 - Processor, offload knee injury, falling frozen pack of fish, meniscus tear.
  • $47,500 - Knee, meniscus tear / repair, limited earnings.
  • $45,300 - Cruise boat deck hand assistant, foot gash, no permanent injury.
  • $45,000 - Knee, meniscus, no permanent injury.
  • $45,000 - Catcher processor, slip and fall, soft tissue back.
  • $45,000 - Tender captain, fell off gangplank.
  • $45,000 - Processor, lifting, offload box moving.
  • $42,500 - Processor / deckhand, hernia from lifting.
  • $42,500 - Processor, fright from witnessing accident and near injury, psychological injury.
  • $40,000 - Long liner, deckhand, knee (meniscus).
  • $40,000 - Tenderman, back strain, slipped on slime.
  • $40,000 - Processor / deckhand knee injury from twisting, internal tissue tear.
  • $40,000 - Processor, lifting injury, soft tissue.
  • $38,500 - Tug boat, deck hand / assistant, temporary, Slip / fall.
  • $36,000 - Processor, back, fall down stairs.
  • $35,500 - Processor, slip / fall, soft tissue.
  • $35,000 - Merchant marine, soft tissue back injury.
  • $35,000 - Long liner, processor, slip and fall knee injury.
  • $35,000 - Processor, strained foot, no permanent injury.
  • $35,000 - Deckhand, knee injured by winch, torn meniscus, arthroscopic surgery.
  • $35,000 - Slip and fall on salmon tender, knee bumped.
  • $33,000 - Single finger laceration, deckhand, merchant marine, full recovery.
  • $33,000 - AB, cable ship, laceration to hand, resolved.
  • $30,000 - Shoulder, rotator cuff.
  • $30,000 - Crabber, twisted knee, liability question, full recovery.
  • $30,000 - Processor, slip and fall, low back pain.
  • $30,000 - Processor, medium earnings, unresolved soft tissue back injury.
  • $30,000 - Crabber, slip and fall, questionable liability, knee.
  • $30,000 - Processor, back strain, fall in factory.
  • $30,000 - Crabber, back strain, hit by swinging pot.
  • $30,000 - Engineer, cargo vessel, ammonia exposure.
  • $30,000 - Cook, shoulder strain.
  • $30,000 - Processor, back, fall through open hatch.
  • $30,000 - Slip and fall, strained back.
  • $30,000 - Fisherman on salmon tender bumps knee against the rail – meniscus tear.
  • $30,000 - Processor slip and fall on steps, soft tissue back injury.
  • $30,000 - Salmon tender / processor, vessel lost power, stranded.
  • $30,000 - Processor, lifting frozen box of fish, soft tissue back pain.
  • $27,000 - Chief Engineer, neck strain, fall on oil on deck.
  • $25,000 - Pulling on a line, low back pain, no permanent injury.
  • $25,000 - Processor, soft tissue back strain.
  • $25,000 - Merchant seaman, back strain.
  • $25,000 - Back strain from lifting, processor.
  • $24,830 - Catcher processor, deck hand, slip and fall, soft tissue back.
  • $22,500 - Slip and fall, low back pain, no permanent pain.
  • $22,500 - Processor, second cook, non-surgical shoulder, limited earnings.
  • $22,000 - Seiner, hernia from lifting ice.
  • $21,000 - Crab fishermen, fractured foot.
  • $21,000 - Purse seiner, skiff man, resolved knee injury.
  • $20,000 - Catcher processor, ammonia inhalation, temporary disability.
  • $20,000 - Processor, slip and fall, low back pain, limited earnings, no disk.
  • $20,000 - Salmon fisherman, boat crashed on shore, no injury.
  • $20,000 - Slip and fall, lower back pain, no disk.
  • $20,000 - Processor, slip and fall, unresolved back soft tissue strain.
  • $20,000 - Processor, back strain.
  • $20,000 - Slip / fall salmon tender, wet floor.
  • $18,000 - Severe asthma attack, recovered, no earnings.
  • $18,000 - Traumatically Induced Asthma Attack.
  • $17,500 - Processor slip and fall in galley on wet floor, back soft tissue injury.
  • $17,500 - Salmon tender, shoulder dislocation and repair.
  • $15,000 - Trawler, processor, limited earnings, resolved back strain.
  • $15,000 - Processor, low back pain.
  • $15,000 - Processor, limited earnings, slip and fall, low back pain.
  • $15,000 - Processor, slip and fall, low back pain, no disk.
  • $15,000 - Trawler, processor, resolved lifting back strain.
  • $15,000 - Trawler, processor, no earnings, questionable disk, questionable prior injury.
  • $15,000 - Crabber, laceration to tip of middle finger.
  • $15,000 - Processor, resolved frostbite to tips of two fingers.
  • $15,000 - Processor, flash fire from igniting garbage burner, no permanent injury or scarring, noise / blisters.
  • $14,000 - Processor, slip and fall, low back pain, no disk.
  • $14,000 - Trawler, processor, lifting back strain, resolved.
  • $14,000 - Processor, simple hernia.
  • $14,000 - Cook, cut finger, repaired.
  • $13,175 - Past due maintenance only.
  • $12,500 - Crabber, cut finger from Knox knife.
  • $12,500 - Finger pricked / cut with knife used for cutting crab line.
  • $10,000 - Temporary processor, low back pain.
  • $10,000 - Processor, finger cut.
  • $10,000 - Processor, no earnings, slip and fall, low back pain, resolved.
  • $10,000 - Trawler, slip and fall, resolved back strain.
  • $10,000 - Processor, simple hernia, complete recovery.
  • $10,000 - Processor, resolved wrist pain.
  • $9,178 - Cook, rash from latex gloves.
  • $6,205 - Steward's assistant, soft tissue back pain, no liability.
  • $5,500 - Processor, slip and fall, low back pain, limited injury, no earnings.
  • $5,500 - Trawler, slip and fall, no medical.
  • $5,000 - Temporary hire, slip and fall on stairs, no medical.
  • $5,000 - Slip and fall, very limited injury.
  • $5,000 - Processor, bump on head, resolved in 3 weeks.
  • $2,000 - Deckhand, merchant marine, prior total disability.
  • $2,000 - AB, tanker, back strain, pre-existing history, similar injury.
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