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Mississippi Jones Act Overview

Protecting Maritime Workers Throughout Mississippi

If you have been injured on a vessel at sea or on one of Mississippi's waterways in the normal course of your job due to the negligence of a superior or co-worker, you may be entitled to compensation through the Jones Act. At the law office of Gordon, Elias & Seely, L.L.P., we have helped maritime workers in Mississippi, along the Gulf Coast and throughout the United States recover full and fair compensation following a serious offshore injury.

Gulf Coast Jones Act Attorneys

Maritime work is one of the strongest industries in Mississippi, from the oil rigs along the Mississippi Gulf Coast to the barges moving products and supplies up the Mississippi River. We help workers living in towns like Gulfport, Biloxi, Ocean Springs and Pascagoula who make their living along the coast, and part time workers who live inland but work the waters part of the year.

When you or a loved one has been injured in a maritime accident, contact our office to make sure you understand your rights and options under the Jones Act.

Maintenance and Cure Attorneys in Mississippi

For hundreds of years, when a mariner suffered an injury or illness at sea, their ship was obligated to help the incapacitated seaman with medical care, food and a place to recover. This well-established maritime custom continues today for US Jones Act seamen in the principle of "maintenance and cure". Our maintenance and cure lawyers at Gordon, Elias & Seely, L.L.P. will make sure you receive these benefits. If your employer willfully refuses to acknowledge their obligation to provide full maintenance and cure, a Gordon, Elias & Seely, L.L.P. maintenance and cure attorney not only will take them to court, but also will seek punitive damages, in addition to the maintenance and cure. Give us a call and let a knowledgeable Mississippi maintenance and cure lawyer review the specifics of your situation with you at no charge.

Understanding Your Rights

Many injured offshore workers and seamen assume that maintenance and cure is the most they can expect following a serious injury. However, after talking to a Jones Act lawyer, many injured workers can become fully aware of their rights.

A serious maritime injury can:

  • Prevent you from doing your job
  • Leave you with expensive medical costs
  • Require long term care
  • Diminish your earning potential
  • Result in a serious and permanent disability

If that injury occurs because the ship owner, your captain or a co-worker was negligent, then you can pursue additional compensation through the Jones Act. You need to speak with an experienced lawyer who can evaluate your case.

Schedule a Free Consultation

Our office provides sound legal advice and effective Jones Act representation for maritime workers across the country. To find out if we can put our experience and ability to work for your injury case, call our office today at 800-773-6770 or contact us online.

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