Jones Act Lawyer
The Jones Act Lawyer protects the rights of seamen and crew members injured at sea. Call the Los Angeles Maritime Injury Lawyer at (213) 255-8837 to ensure you receive full compensation for your Jones Act accident.
The Merchant Marine Act of 1920, also known as the Jones Act, protects the rights of injured crew and seamen. Blue water seamen are covered under the Jones Act for any injuries that they sustain at sea. Others are also covered under the Jones Act for maritime accidents.
Most offshore oil and gas workers are covered under the Jones Act for personal injuries. Dredging accidents and injuries are usually covered too under the Jones Act. Pile drivers are also protected under the Jones Act for their accidents and injuries. Crew members on cruise ships and ferries are additionally covered under the Jones Act. Commercial fishermen as well are protected under the Jones Act for maritime accidents.
If you are unsure if the Jones Act covers your maritime accident, call (213) 255-8837 to find out more information.
Maintenance and Cure
The Jones Act provides the right of an injured seamen or crew member to receive maintenance and cure. You are entitled to your wages while you are injured. Your employer must also pay for all health care that you need so that you can recover from your maritime injury. The Los Angeles Maritime Injury Lawyer will protect your rights to ensure that you receive the maintenance and cure that you deserve.
Vessel owners must make sure that their ships are seaworthy, or fit for voyage on the open sea. If a vessel is unseaworthy and causes an injury, a Jones Act seaman is entitled to compensation. A vessel can be unseaworthy with too few crew members, slippery decks, lack of non-skid, improperly maintained equipment, and lack of proper safety gear. Call us now to see if you have an unseaworthiness claim for your maritime accident.
A Jones Act seaman can also sue his or her employer for negligence. An employer must provide a safe working environment for its crew. Jones Act seamen and crew members can sue their employers for injuries caused by negligence. Call the Los Angeles Maritime Injury Lawyer to find out your rights.
Need a Jones Act Lawyer?
If you are an injured crew member or seaman, call the Los Angeles Maritime Injury Lawyer now at (213) 255-8837 so that you can get the compensation and maintenance and cure that you are entitled to. The Los Angeles Maritime Injury Lawyer is licensed to practice law in both California and Hawaii. However, as long as your vessels is a U.S. flagged ship, the Los Angeles Maritime Injury Lawyer can represent you for your maritime accident anywhere in the world.