The ports near Los Angeles and San Francisco are some of the most heavily trafficked in the world, and while the Jones Act and other federal protections extend only to American flagged vessels, the office of Gordon, Elias & Seely, LLP is committed to putting federal protections to work for injured seamen wherever possible.
We use federal protections, such as the Jones Act, to help offshore workers when they suffer an offshore injury in the normal course of their work as a result of another crew member’s or superior’s negligence. Our philosophy is to carry a small case load, so that we can work closely with our injured clients and make sure that we pursue every avenue for compensation.
With a coast as large and busy as California’s, there is a great need for experienced and effective offshore accident attorneys. Maritime jobs are among the most hazardous in the nation, and they require that every crew member is working at the top of their game. When injury does strike, it is crucial that you understand your rights and options.
Our office works with clients across the state, from the Bay Area of San Francisco to Coronado, and across the nation. Our attorneys have decades of combined litigation experience, and are backed by the resources and ability to effectively pursue your compensation.
If you have been injured, you need to know your rights. For many workers injured at sea, you may be eligible to receive a greater award than typical maintenance and cure provides. Call our office at (800) 773-6770 to consult with an attorney and find out if the Jones Act protects you. Contact us today for a free initial consultation.