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Alabama Jones Act Overview

Support for Alabama's Injured Maritime Workers

The law office of Gordon, Elias & Seely, L.L.P. helps the hard working men and women of the maritime industries get the compensation they need when they have been injured in the normal course of their job. We put our experience and dedication to clients behind every Jones Act and admiralty law case we handle.

We work with clients all across the Gulf Coast and inland waterways throughout the region. Whether you have been injured in the oil industry, on a commercial fishing vessel, on a tug or tow boat or aboard a crew boat, if you have suffered because of someone else's negligence, we can help.

Maintenance and Cure Lawyers in Alabama

Injured maritime workers should be able to collect the maintenance and cure benefits that are rightfully theirs, regardless of who caused an injury or illness. As experienced maintenance and cure attorneys, Elias & Seely, L.L.P. makes sure that our clients, Jones Act seamen and mariners , obtain as part of general maritime law, full maintenance and cure benefits they deserve. Although the maintenance and cure obligation of maritime employers dates back centuries, some maritime employers unfortunately will selectively choose which medical services they’ll cover in the hopes of keeping their costs low. Our astute maintenance and cure lawyers will make sure not only that you receive the medical care, diagnostic tests and therapy you need to recover as fully as possible, but also will vigorously defend your rights if your employer is denying you necessary treatment.Don’t be intimidated by your employers to only see a doctor they recommend. A maintenance and cure attorney will strongly suggest injured seamen to get their initial diagnosis and treatment with a medical professional who is not associated with their employers. Speak with a maintenance and cure lawyer at Gordon, Elias & Seely, L.L.P., who can review the specifics of your situation at no initial charge and advise you of your legal options.

Gulf Coast Jones Act Attorneys

Geographically, Alabama's Gulf Coast is a small region of the state, but it features some of the most dedicated professionals in the area. From the fishing industry of Bayou La Batre to the oil and jack up rigs off Dauphin Island, Lower Alabama residents have a close connection to the water.

If you rely on the gulf or the rivers for your livelihood, you understand how devastating it can be to suffer a serious injury. Not only are you facing medical expenses, but you may also struggle with:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Partial or permanent disability
  • Long term rehabilitation
  • Lost wages during recovery
  • Diminished ability to work

It is critical that you understand your rights. You may be entitled to more than maintenance and cure if your injury was sustained due to someone else's negligence. Our lawyers have decades of experience litigating on behalf of marine workers in Jones Act and maritime injury cases.

Maritime Jones Act Lawyers for Alabama based River Tow Boat Injuries

One of the most dangerous types of work in AL, is the maritime river trade. Injuries can occur at any moment from a bad winch to an incorrect move by the captain causing a problem with the tow. Regardless of how the accident occurs, a maritime employer has an obligation to provide maintenance and cure benefits to the injured seaman. One of the larger towing companies in Alabama is Parker Towing. Parker Towing employs many Jones Act employees. Moving their original offices from the Black Warrior River in Tuscaloosa, Al, they are now located in Northport. Some of their vessels are the: M/V Alice Parker; M/V Alison Haun; M/V Bobby Joe James; M/V Cathy Parker; M/V Charles Haun; M/V Gilbert Taylor; M/V Gorgas; Helo; M/V Heloise; M/V Miss Jodie; M/V Rhett Parker; M/V Selden Hurtt; M/V Tim Parker and the M/V Touchstone Energy.

If you are a deckhand, engineer, Captain or any other type of crew member that has a TWIC card, and you are injured, call Gordon, Elias & Seely at 1-800-773-6770 to discuss your claim confidentially with one of maintenance and cure lawyers.

Dedicated Jones Act Representation

Our office works across the nation on behalf of injured workers, but we take a relatively small number of cases so that we can focus our attention on our clients. You will work directly with your attorney at Gordon, Elias & Seely, L.L.P., and we will make sure that you fully understand your rights and your case.

Contact us today if you have suffered a seaman injury on a maritime vessel in the normal course of work due to coworker's or superior's negligence. Call us at 800-773-6770 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.

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Frazier v. Core Industries, Inc

Date Decided: Dec 4th, 2009
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Kuithe v. Gulf Caribe Maritime, Inc.

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