Serious personal injuries or death can result from maritime accidents, offshore accidents and river accidents or collisions. The attorneys at Davis & Crump have extensive expertise regarding maritime accidents, including the requirements of the Jones Act.
If you are a seaman who was injured on a commercial vessel or in an offshore accident, or if you lost a loved one due to a work-related injury, call us at 1-800-277-0300 or contact us online. We welcome the opportunity to talk to you about your case in a free consultation.
Our maritime attorneys handle all types of maritime injury cases throughout the Gulf Coast. Retaining the services of our maritime lawyers, who are also skilled personal injury trial lawyers, is an important step that you can take to ensure that your rights are protected.
WHAT IS THE JONES ACT?
The Jones Act is an Act of Congress that governs the liability of vessel operators and marine employers for the work-related injury or death of an employee. The Act provides an injured maritime employee with a remedy under maritime law against employers for injuries arising from negligent acts of the employer or co-workers during the course of employment on a vessel.
In order to have a Jones Act claim, a worker must prove some negligence or fault on the part of the vessel’s owners, operators, officers, and/or fellow employees or by reason of any defect in the vessel, its gear, tackle, or equipment.
An injured worker under the Jones Act lawsuit or claim can seek to recover the following legal damages:
- Past loss of income
- Future wage loss
- Past and future medical expenses
- Past and future pain, suffering, disfigurement and mental anguish
Offshore and river employees working aboard vessels and rigs have special rights under maritime law and the Jones Act. We can help clients who have done qualifying work on vessels receive what they are entitled to by law.
Contact an Experienced Mississippi Maritime Attorney
Please contact our lawyers or call us at 1-800-277-0300 if you have a question about maritime law or an offshore accident. Our firm handles maritime, admiralty and Jones Act cases on a contingency fee basis, which means that you do not pay any lawyer fees or expenses until we help you obtain a recovery.
We can also help you with worker’s compensation claims under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act and Jones Act.
Fill out a free claim evaluation or call us at 1-800-277-0300 to get started.