You need an experienced Jones Act Lawyer on YOUR side.
The Jones Act is a federal law passed in the 1920s to help seamen recover damages when injured.
What the Jones Act actually does is provide injured seamen with a right to sue their employer when their employer’s negligence causes the injury.
But it has come to mean much more.
Today when we refer to a seaman’s Jones Act rights, it is a shorthand way of referring to all of a seaman’s rights when injured.
An injured seaman has three fundamental rights when injured:
- The right to receive Maintenance and Cure
- The right to sue his/her employer for negligence
- The right to sue the ship owner for unseaworthiness – a dangerous or defective condition of the ship that causes injury
A seaman is entitled to receive compensation to cover future medical expenses resulting from the problem. To make a claim under the Jones Act, you must qualify as a Jones Act seaman. It is often difficult for maritime workers to determine their status as a Jones Act seaman on their own, which is why you need a Jones Act lawyer.
Contact A Jones Act Lawyer
Employers and ship owners know the law, and have their lawyers and investigators at the ready to protect their interests. If you, your spouse or a loved one has been injured, become ill, or has suffered wrongful death which is in any way related to work on a vessel, you may be eligible for compensation under the Jones Act.
If this is the case, you need an experienced Jones Act Lawyer on your side.
To arrange a free initial consultation, please call us today toll-free at 1-888-440-5829. You can also contact via our free and confidential case review form located on this page, and we will follow up with you directly. We are always happy to answer any questions you may have about the Jones Act.