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Jones Act and Maritime Injury Representation

At the law office of Gordon, Elias & Seely, L.L.P., our highly experienced maritime law attorneys work with clients nationwide who have been injured and need to pursue their rights under the Jones Act. If you have suffered a maritime injury on a vessel at sea or on an inland waterway as a result of the negligence of a ship owner, captain or co-worker, you may be entitled to compensation above and beyond maintenance and cure. We can help you put the federally protected provisions of the Jones Act to work for your injury case.

The admiralty lawyers of our office have combined for decades of experience in injury litigation. We handle a small caseload throughout the United States, so that we can fully focus our attention on our clients. We have the ability, the experience and the commitment to client service to help you.

Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.

Experienced and Effective Jones Act Attorneys

A serious maritime injury can create serious hardships, and an unavoidable need for resources. Our office works with clients in Norfolk, Richmond, Virginia Beach and across the state. We can help you put the Jones Act to work for you and your family to recover compensation for:

  • Medical expenses
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Disfigurement
  • Lost wages
  • Diminished earning capacity

The Jones Act was originally created to consolidate and formalize the maritime tradition of maintenance and cure that was offered to seriously injured offshore workers. . Maritime work is some of the most dangerous work in the world. Regardless of whether you are injured aboard a commercial fishing vessel in the Chesapeake Bay, in the course of underwater survey work or offshore in the Atlantic, we can help you recover full and fair compensation.

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We have helped clients across the nation put their federally protected rights to work. If you have suffered an injury on a vessel at sea or on an inland waterway, and that injury is caused by the negligence of a co-worker or superior then you need to speak with an attorney to understand your rights.

Call our office at 800-773-6770 or contact us online to schedule a case evaluation.

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