If you work on a vessel as a seaman or crewmember, you may be protected under the Jones Act. This federal law provides special legal rights and protections to maritime workers who are injured while working on a vessel. If you have suffered an injury while working on a vessel covered by the Jones Act, it is important to seek the help of a skilled maritime injury attorney.
At the Lassiter Law Firm, our experienced attorneys are dedicated to advocating for the rights of maritime workers who have been injured on the job. We understand the unique challenges faced by those who work on vessels and the importance of securing compensation for their injuries.
What Is the Jones Act?
The Jones Act, also known as the Merchant Marine Act of 1920, is a federal law that provides legal rights and protections to maritime workers who are injured on the job. This law allows seamen and crewmembers to sue their employers for negligence if they are injured as a result of their employer’s failure to provide a safe working environment or safe equipment.
The Jones Act also provides compensation to injured workers for their medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages related to their injuries.
How Can a Maritime Injury Attorney Help with Jones Act Injuries?
If you have suffered a Jones Act injury, a maritime injury attorney can help you in the following ways:
- Investigating the accident. Your attorney will conduct a thorough investigation into the accident to determine what happened and who may be responsible for your injuries. This may involve gathering evidence, interviewing witnesses, and consulting with experts.
- Ensuring your rights are protected. Your attorney will make sure your rights are protected under the Jones Act and other applicable laws. They will work to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve for your injuries and losses.
- Representing you in court. If necessary, your attorney will represent you in court to pursue a lawsuit against your employer for negligence. They will use their experience and knowledge of maritime law to build a strong case on your behalf.
Why Choose Lassiter Law Firm for Your Jones Act Injury Case?
At Lassiter Law Firm, our attorneys have years of experience representing maritime workers who have been injured on the job. We understand the complexities of maritime law and the unique challenges faced by those who work on vessels. Here are just a few reasons why you can trust us to handle your Jones Act injury case:
- We have a deep understanding of maritime law and Jones Act cases. Our attorneys have extensive experience handling Jones Act injury cases and have a thorough understanding of maritime law. We know how to build a strong case and fight for the compensation you deserve.
- We provide personalized attention to every client. At Lassiter Law Firm, we believe in providing personalized attention and care to every client. We will listen to your story, answer your questions, and keep you informed throughout the legal process.
- We are committed to fighting for justice and fair compensation. We believe maritime workers who have been injured on the job deserve justice and fair compensation for their injuries. Our attorneys will work tirelessly to hold negligent employers accountable and ensure you receive the compensation you are entitled to.
In Good Hands
At the Lassiter Law Firm, we understand the importance of securing compensation for maritime workers who have been injured on the job. Our attorneys have a deep understanding of the Jones Act and other maritime laws and will fight tirelessly to protect your rights and interests. We are committed to providing personalized attention to every client and working diligently to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve for your injuries and losses.
If you have been injured while working on a vessel covered by the Jones Act, call us at (713) 843-7635 or use our online contact form to schedule a free consultation. We can navigate the complex world of maritime law and pursue justice on your behalf. With Lassiter Law Firm on your side, you can feel confident your case is in good hands.
The Lassiter Law Firm serves West University Place, Southside Place, Bellaire, Jacinto City, Hunters Creek Village, Galena Park, Spring Valley, Piney Point Village, Hedwig Village, Bunker Hill Village, and the surrounding Houston, Texas communities.