Jones Act Overview

Working With Maritime Injury and Jones Act Cases

Maritime workers who are injured in the course and scope of their work aboard a floating vessel are protected under a federal law known as the Jones Act. Whether you are a deckhand or the captain of a vessel, this protection grants you legal recourse to recover compensation when you suffer accidental injury through the negligence of another.

At the office of Gordon, Elias & Seely, LLP, our Houston maritime law attorneys have decades of experience working with clients who have suffered offshore injuries on ferries, barges, floater platform rigs, and more, or other injuries covered by the Jones Act and similar laws. We understand the hard work and difficult conditions seamen endure. When you have been injured in a work related accident, our attorneys go to work to protect your rights and recover the compensation you and your family need.

Laws Enacted to Protect Workers

Maintenance and cure have long been remedies for maritime workers, but inconsistent standards and a suffering workforce eventually forced the Congress into action leading to the Jones Act and other federal maritime laws.

Offshore work of all kinds, from fishing to commerce, can be some of the most dangerous work in the nation. A serious injury may have more serious consequences than medical bills. A seriously injured worker could be facing long term disability and require extensive, and expensive, rehabilitation. Our Jones Act attorneys fight for you, so that you have the compensation necessary to fully compensate you for your injuries.

Our office has a national practice. We focus on Jones Act cases as well as third party longshore claims and cases involving the Longshore and Harbors Compensation Act. If you have been injured in the course of your job on sea, contact our office to schedule a consultation.

Our lawyers work across the country, including representation for Jones Act claims in:

Schedule a Free Consultation to Discuss Your Jones Act Case

The attorneys of Gordon, Elias & Seely, LLP are based in Houston, Texas, but have the resources and experience necessary to pursue a Jones Act case anywhere in the United States. We put the full force of our proven record behind your case to recover the compensation your family will need today and in the future.

Call our office at (800) 773-6770 or contact us online to discuss your injury and your case.