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Ohio Jones Act Overview

Protecting Workers Rights on Inland Waterways

The federal Jones Act protects all workers on American flagged vessels when they have been injured in the normal scope and course of work. For employees working in the busy and sometimes hazardous traffic of America's rivers and the Great Lakes, the Jones Act protects your ability to recover full and fair compensation when you have suffered a work-related injury.

If you are able to show that the negligence of a coworker of superior directly contributed to injuries sustained aboard an offshore vessel, then you may be eligible to recover compensation through the Jones Act. It is critical that following any maritime accident, you consult with an attorney to fully understand your rights.

At the law office of Gordon, Elias & Seely, L.L.P. our maritime injury lawyers provide experienced and effective representation for clients on inland waterways across the nation.

Ohio River and Great Lakes Jones Act Lawyers

The Jones Act hold employers liable for damages associated with certain on the job injuries. When you have been injured due to the negligence of a coworker or supervisor, our attorneys put strength of experience and attention to client satisfaction to work for your case.

Our office provides effective legal representation for Jones Act clients who have been injured aboard:

  • Tugboats
  • Push boats
  • Freight barges
  • Hopper barges
  • Tanker barges
  • Dredge vessels

Tugboat • Towboat • Barge Accident Lawyers

We understand how dangerous work on the rivers and seaways of Ohio can be, whether manning the deck of a tugboat or fleeting a six pack. If someone else fails to do their job, even if it is just keeping an area cleared of debris, it can lead to a serious injury. When that happens, we can help put the Jones Act or other federal maritime protections to work for you.

A Proud Reputation of Helping Workers

Our attorneys have worked with members of labor unions across the nation to help protect the rights of workers, including the Seafarer's International Union (SIU). We are dedicated to making sure that injured workers have the resources and support they need.

Schedule a free initial consultation with our Jones Act attorneys today to have your case evaluated. Call us at 800-773-6770 or contact us online.

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