The work of a seaman is some of the most dangerous work in the world. It takes courage, determination and a strong work ethic to succeed in maritime professions, and the hazards are as great as the sense of adventure.
At the law office of Gordon, Elias & Seely, LLP, we meet people every day who are proud of their work and their career. Our clients did not seek injury, and never wanted to be in a position where they are facing financial struggles and physical challenges. For a worker injured at sea, there can be a lot of questions about how an injury will affect your ability to do your job and provide for yourself and your family.
The Jones Act protects the rights of most injured marine workers who suffer an injury in the normal course and scope of work as a result of someone else’s negligence. It protects the rights of seamen as a federally recognized law that formalizes the long held traditions of maintenance and cure.
Though there are countless kinds of vessels protected under the Jones Act, such as jack up rigs, supply boats, barges, dredges, crew boats and fishing vessels, many of the kinds of offshore accident injuries are the same.
Some of the most common injuries are:
Our team of admiralty and maritime law attorneys has decades of combined experience litigating on behalf of injured workers. Our lawyers are able to represent clients across the nation, including crab fishermen in the frozen waters of Alaska, tugboat workers in the rivers of Ohio, crew boat seamen along the Gulf Coast of Texas or Louisiana and workers on vessels throughout the Great Lakes.
At the law office of Gordon, Elias & Seely, LLP, our understanding of the Jones Act, federal maritime law and the injuries sustained by seamen is based on years of experience. Let us put our resources and experience to work for your Jones Act injury.
Call us at (800) 773-6770 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation.