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Great Lakes Jones Act Overview

Protecting the Rights of Offshore Workers Across the Nation

Many people are unaware just how crucial a role the Great Lakes region and the workers that crew its seagoing vessels plays to the commerce and industry of the nation. Great Lakes ports are among the busiest and most productive, and the seamen that work on the vessels serving these ports are hard working and highly experienced.

Like any maritime industry, the workers of Great Lakes vessels work under hazardous conditions, relying on coworkers, superiors and their captain to act competently and professionally. When someone else's mistake or negligence on the job leads to injury, you have legal rights under the Jones Act.

At the law office of Gordon, Elias & Seely, L.L.P. we can help you exercise your rights and recover full and fair compensation for:

  • Medical expenses
  • Disability
  • Long term care
  • Pain and suffering
  • Lost wages
  • Diminished earning potential

Great Lakes Region Jones Act Lawyers

The Jones Act protects members of the crew of a seagoing vessel, and governs the liability of owners, operators and employers in cases of work related injury or death.

If you have been injured in the normal course of work aboard a Great Lakes vessel, meaning that if the negligence of an employer or fellow employee led to your accident, then you can collect damages through the Jones Act. Above and beyond normal maintenance and cure, the awards from Jones Act cases in inland waterway accidents can be significantly greater.

Our attorneys at the law firm of Gordon, Elias & Seely have decades of experience protecting the rights and litigating on behalf of injured workers across the nation. We work closely with a select group of Jones Act clients to provide the highest quality client service.

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Whether you have suffered a boating injury in a maritime workplace accident on a vessel on Lake Erie, Lake Michigan, Lake Superior, Lake Ontario or Lake Huron, the office of Gordon, Elias & Seely can help you evaluate your claim and pursue your compensation. Call us at 800-773-6770 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation with our maritime law and Jones Act attorneys.

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