Admiralty Maritime:

Factory Trawler Workers

Individuals working aboard a factory trawler face dangerous conditions on a day-to-day basis. Whether the employee works on deck, below the deck or as an engineer, the risk of suffering an injury is high. Fortunately, factory trawler workers are protected by the Jones Act and can seek compensation for their injuries.

Factory trawler processors have one of the most overworked and dangerous jobs available today. Often, processors are forced to work on machinery that is crammed onto the vessel. Also, safety equipment is sometimes removed from this equipment to make operations run more quickly. In addition, factory trawler processors have to battle fatigue, as many work up to 18 hours a day and seven days a week.

Factory trawler workers processors, deckhands, officers and wheelhouse workers are all considered seamen, and are therefore protected by federal law. An injured factory trawler worker may be entitled to compensation for lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. Contact a skilled maritime attorney today if you or a loved one has been hurt aboard a factory trawler.